Saturday, May 06, 2006

Fact Seven

On 24 March1975 Alex Mitchell, a 50-year-old bricklayer from King's Lynn actually died laughing while watching an episode of The Goodies.

The episode 'Kung Fu Capers' caused a playground stir by introducing the Lancastrian martial art of Eckthump, which involves hitting an opponent over the head with a black pudding.

A scene in which Bill Oddie, master of the art, defends himself against bagpipe whielding Scotsman, caused Mr Mitchell to laugh solidly for 25 minutes until he died of heart failure.

His wife later thanked the Goodies for allowing her husband, who had been unwell, to die in such a 'pleasant' fashion.

Quote of the Day 'Writing about music is like dancing about architecture' - Elvis Costello


Pamela said...

I read a story in the news in 1997 that a man had died laughing at Lee Hurst that bald guy from They Think It's All Over. Although they claimed he choked I think it's a cover up and someone actually saw him laughing at Lee Hurst and was so ashamed they shot him. Wouldn't we all?

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