Jack Handey's Nature Documentary

One of my favorite sections in the New Yorker is "Shouts & Murmurs"  which features short satirical pieces that range from the so-not-funny-Im-not-going-to-bother-finish-reading-this to the hysterical (most fall closer to the latter than the former).   Last week's entry, My Nature Documentary, by Jack Handey definitely fell to the right of the spectrum. 

Jack Handey is probably best known for his "Deep thoughts" pieces that were shown between skits on Saturday Night Live in the 90's.  Heres one of them.

Handey's piece in New Yorker is short and should be read in its entirety but to entice you further here is a snippet (the conceit is someone detailing the set-up and making of a nature documentary focusing on a monkey and giraffe):

Narrator: “The monkey and the giraffe have been separated.”

Show monkey wandering around, injured, lost and alone. Make him trip, using fishing line attached to his leg. (Try to get this on first take, because after that monkey will probably try to bite off fishing line.)

Show giraffe being chased by a lion. If not too expensive, use full-sized, realistic robotic lion, able to run at full speed. Otherwise get a man in a lion suit.

 

Pau for now.. 

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