Monty Python 1972 - The Ladykillers 1955 - Bernard Manning - Thomas Carlyle - Karl Pilkington - Charles Dickens - Land of the Lost Volcano TV - Natural World TV -
It’s not pining – it’s passed on. This parrot is no more! It has ceased to be. It’s expired and gone to meet its Maker. This is a late parrot. It’s a stiff! Bereft of life. It rests in peace. If you hadn’t nailed it to the perch, it would be pushing up the daisies! It’s rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT! Monty Python’s And Now For Something Completely Different, 1972
Mrs Wilberforce: I’ve had four.
Professor Marcus: Husbands?
Mrs Wilberforce: No, parrots. The Ladykillers 1955 starring Alec Guinness & Peter Sellers & Cecil Parker & Herbert Lom & Danny Green & Jack Warner & Frankie Howerd & Katie Johnson et al, director Alexander Mackendrick
This black bloke walked into the pub with a fucking big parrot on his shoulder. He [barman] said, ‘Where did you get that from?’ The parrot said, ‘Africa. There’s fucking millions of them.’ Bernard Manning
Teach a parrot the terms ‘supply and demand’ and you’ve got an economist. Thomas Carlyle
Parrots have gone a bit quiet since pirates have gone. Karl Pilkington
I wish I was a parrot. Then I would fly away. Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby, Newman Noggs
The Pygmy parrot: they are tiny ... significantly smaller than many of the insects that live in this forest. And they are very much a parrot ... This tiny bird weighs less than half an ounce. Lost Land of the Volcano I, BBC 2016
The Puerto Rican Amazon parrot. At one point there were only 13 of these precious birds left in the world. Natural World s36e1: Puerto Rico: Island of Enchantment, BBC 2017