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christhepiss
Posted on: 25 April 2006, 11:11am

......more circus animal abuse.....clap those flippers....bounce that ball.........fish breath

The Headmaster
Posted on: 27 April 2006, 10:04am

And toot that horn too, the talent that sea lions were most famous for. Who first worked that one out? I agree that a performing sea lion will be a worthy addition to the alphabet, wierd slippery things that they are.

I have a distant memory of seeing a "chimpanzee's tea party" enacted at a public zoo, London or Dudley perhaps. Every day at 3pm. It was like a four-year-old's birthday party. Nowadays such anthropomorphic entertainment is frowned upon, but did anyone ever ask the chimps what they thought? I imagine it was the high point of their day.

See also Monkey and Lion.

christhepiss
Posted on: 27 April 2006, 11:46am

chimps tea parties were certainly a regular feature at Regents Park zoo during the 1950's........perhaps I'll drop them(the authorites,not the chimps) a line about reinstating them......maybe those tea parties inspired the creators of the P.G.Tips advertisements?

christhepiss
Posted on: 27 April 2006, 11:55am

.........oh yes,a sea lion with the horn......an evocotive image

The Headmaster
Posted on: 3 May 2006,3:35pm

And the performing Sea Lion is now added, as best I can remember what they look like.

I'm certain the chimps tea parties did inspire the PG Tips commercials. I once went to a talk given by their creator, who was an affable chap, not a bit the hard-nosed ad man. Apparently one 'episode' brought complaints from a certain northern town. It was set in a train station ("My name is Bond, Brooke Bond" was the one I think) and in one brief shot you could read the train's destinations. In addition to Paris, Vienna and whatever, they'd included West Hartlepool. Hartlepool is of course the town where, according to folk lore, a monkey washed ashore from a French wreck during the Napoleonic wars was tried and hung as a French spy.

christhepiss
Posted on: 3 May 2006, 5:53pm

looks very much like the Californian sea lion of the N. Pacific which was,of course, often used as a performing animal

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