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 Post subject: Was the "Attila the Hun Show" satirical?
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:05 pm 
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I just saw this sketch for the millionth time today and couldn't stop laughing. But something occurred to me. I get the humor in the absurdity of just having an "Attila the Hun" show to begin with, but was there something more to it? Were the Pythons taking a potshot at American culture in general? There seems to be this very biting, sarcastic quality to the humor, especially when you've got the corny canned laughter coming in every few seconds and a really awful black stereotype named "Uncle Tom". :lol:


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 Post Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:03 pm 
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I'd say it was probably satirical...

my favourite was always atilla the bun.

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It was making fun of American sitcoms, by using some random tasteless humor in a sitcom style.


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Funny. I just saw it the other day, I've been re-watching every season. It certainly is mocking sitcoms, making use of a famous person and an historical society. Just look at this silly and satirical line:


Mrs Attila I won't say I'm glad to see you, but boy, am I glad to see you.

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Considering the blackface and the pun on a decapitated head it may have been trying to suggest that American sitcoms are needlessly tasteless. Also, the "I want you to get a head." line is purposely cringe worthy, similar to the dumb jokes on some sitcoms.


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