Thursday, 1 September 2011


Via @PME200, this:

Michael Palin speaks pretty good German!


Furor Teutonicus said...

Seriously dodgy translation.

Shite sound quality as well.

The Rocky Horror picture show in German has absolutely FUCK all to do withz the origional, so this here IS a slight improvement on that. :-))

Mark Wadsworth said...

Translation's not that bad. He refers to his uncle and the sub-titles say "Papa" but apart from that it's OK.

I saw Michael Palin on telly when I lived in Germany, he spoke good German and he could still sing the chorus to that song in German (about twenty years after he'd filmed the sketch). Which impressed me.

Furor Teutonicus said...

As I said, the sound quality, at least on my adding machine, is not the best. And I will give the point that it is a BASTARD to translate songs, and poetry, from one language to another, and impossible in DIRECT translation.

I will agree to "not BAD". :-)