Ken Dodd’s Love Child

admin-ajax.phpI watched much of the annual Red Nose Day programmes on BBC on Friday.

I used to find them both moving and hopeful that things could be made better for the poor of the world if we all just put our hands in our pockets, but the problems seem to be the same 25 years on.

Be that as it may, I am still moved at the plight of the children of Africa, if less hopeful that it can be eased by an annual fund-raising telethon, but we shouldn’t stop trying.

Cynicism wasn’t the reason for this post, but one of the contributions on the night by James Corden as Smithy. It was brilliant the way that a former prime minister, a lord of the realm and a professor of serious science lined up to poke fun of themselves in the name of charity. Oh, and George Michael.

If you want to see it, you can download it from iTunes via the Comic Relief website for less than £2, most of which goes towards the war on want treasure chest.

Paul McCartney

What struck me though was the appearance of Paul McCartney. I don’t just mean on the programme, but the way he actually looked. I really thought that it was a young Ken Dodd.

And that set me wondering — could Paul be Ken’s unacknowledged love child? The ages are about right and they’re from the same city.

And these rumours have to start somewhere.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

5 comments… Add yours
  • Jennyta 21st March 2011

    It’s certainly a thought, SP! 🙂

  • Mr Parrot 21st March 2011

    Thanks Jenny — hopefully the comment problem is solved!

  • Yorkshire Pudding 21st March 2011

    When Ken spawned Macca there was no love involved. He just prodded his quarry with his tickling stick and announced “How tickled I am” before catching the next bus back to Knotty Ash.

  • Steve 21st March 2011

    This would have been the day after he stuck a cucumber through the letterbox and shouted ‘hey up Mrs the Martians are coming?’

  • Mr Parrot 22nd March 2011

    Good to see you back Steve and on top form as ever.


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