Our sister website, comedy site The Laugh Button, has a weekly feature called “My Favorite Sketch.” Usually, they call on a staff member to pick out a sketch from the likes of Saturday Night Live, Mr. Show, MAD TV and the like. This time, however, the flipped the script and got GWAR mastermind Oderus Urungus to single out his favorite sketch. Somewhat unsurprisingly, the head Scumdog picked a sketch from Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
“Monty Python was one of the first things we looked at when were defrosted from our Antarctic slumber,” Oderus told us recently. “If it hadn’t been for the immediate influence of Monty Python, I don’t think GWAR would’ve been anywhere near as humorous as we are.” When asked to name his favorite Monty Python skit, Oderus quickly picked “The Undertaker.” Why? Well as Oderus explained, “It goes along with GWAR because of its morbid sense of humor, and the fact that [in the sketch] a man has his dead mom in a sack and ends up eating her.”
There you have it. Not familiar with Monty Python? Shame on you. Check it out below, and pick up GWAR’s new album, Battle Maximus, on September 17.