Bible professors do their best Monty Python
And now for something completely different …
One of the many blessings that those of us who work for The Christian Chronicle enjoy is our location. Oklahoma Christian University owns the publication, and our offices are next door to the College of Biblical Studies. We benefit from the wisdom, scholarship and proximity of the Bible faculty.
And, occasionally, we benefit from their sense of humor.
Every year the Bible department produces a comedy video for First Week Follies, a sort of “talent show” for members of Oklahoma Christian’s faculty and staff. Years ago, the Bible professors put together a “mockumentary” about their department’s synchronized swim team. From there, the project mushroomed. Each year’s video became more elaborate and production savvy. The videos showed the Bible professors fielding a dodge ball team, launching their own reality show and even skydiving.
This year, the department took a more “back to basics” approach, producing a simple roundtable discussion of campus life in years past. Yes, those of you who are Monty Python fans will recognize the concept (and some of the dialogue) from the “Four Yorkshiremen” skit.
Here are a couple of other gems from this year’s First Week Follies. Oklahoma Christian student Cole Montgomery shows freshmen how they can be “Big Man on Campus” in this spoof of an Old Spice commercial.
Finally, professor of language and literature (and former Chronicle managing editor) Scott LaMascus presents a thought-provoking drama — “Facebook in Real Life.”
FeedbackWhat do you mean, “No spam”??!?!? After a headline that includes the words “Monty” and “Python” we’re NOT supposed to be singing, “Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam…”???
I’m sure this will be stuck in my head all night now and I have to teach a lesson on Elijah, Elisha, Isaiah and Jeremiah about how they fit in with Hebrews 11:32-38 and be prepared to defend why I included a reference of 2 Maccabbees 6:18-7:42 on my spreadsheet to show who did what and where we can find it. I can hear it now….
“Some Jews were captured, tortured and force-fed… spam, spam, spam, spam…. but they spit it out, choosing…. spam, spam, spam,…. to receive the ‘better resurrection.'”
Time for a status update…
Kudos to the creative teams who produced these videos!Barry WisemanSeptember, 8 2010Made my Facebook Day!
Thanks for the laugh, uh, chuckle, uh, smile, uh, warm fuzzy.
🙂Alan ScottSeptember, 9 2010Say Scott Lumux looks allot like he should be awaiting a trial in Brazil….Just kidding……….. ;.}Frankly SpeakinSeptember, 9 2010