Watch Mick Jagger Poke Fun at Monty Python Reunion: ‘Bunch of Wrinkly Old Men Trying to Relive Their Youth’
Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones have found themselves at the butt end of a fair amount of jokes about their age, not to mention questions about whether it’s appropriate or not for them to still tour, 50 years after they started. So Mick Jagger probably jumped at the chance to shoot a video introducing the reunion of legendary British comedy troop Monty Python.
The video, which precedes a string of performances by the five surviving members of Monty Python, saw Jagger “taking the piss” out of them (and himself), to use the British term.
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In the video, Jagger watches a soccer (or football) match with Stones drummer Charlie Watts at his side. An assistant informs him that one of their crew members is in London for the Monty Python reunion shows.
“Monty Python?” Jagger asks, “They’re still going?”
The assistant points out that they have 10 shows booked.
“10 shows? They must be coining it in! It must be expensive! Who wants to see that again? It was really funny in the ’60s…”