Friday Freak-Out: Ready, Steady, Go psych/mod parody from "Bedazzled" film (1967)

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Friday Freak-Out: Parody of TV show Ready, Steady, Go! from the 1967 film Bedazzled, starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. (Thanks, GuyInMilwaukee!)


  1. I love George the Vegetable!

    Dig Margaret falling in lust with George while Stanley’s pop act is forgotten.

  2. This version of the movie is way better than that Brendan Fraser crap.

    Peter Cook for teh win! “Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what bwings us togevver…”

  3. This was my first time hearing this in stereo but another Cook and Moore addict friend has a stereo version of this on a CD of soundtracks called “The Score: 20 Ultra-Cool Soundtracks from the Producers of Mojo”. Looks like you can still find it on eBay. Thanks for posting!

  4. Peter Cook invented New Wave.

    I love this clip. (As well as the movie.)

    “Suicide is a capital offence. in less enlightened days they would have hung you for it.”

  5. I love the title of the George Spiggott/Peter Cook group: “Drimble Wedge and the Vegetations”. Greatest band name evah next to “Guy Lobotomy and The Who Babies”

  6. Bongwater did a nifty gender-reversed cover of this on their Power of Pussy album, with Ann Magnuson doing her best Greta Garbo…

    “I don’t VAANT you, I don’t NIID you”

  7. I love love love this movie. Everyone, immediately go and watch this movie.

    “You realize that suicide’s a criminal offense. In less enlightened times they’d have hung you for it.”

  8. That video effect (the squiggly wipe) is rather nice. Must have been done with analog pulse processing circuits, as that’s all they had back then.

    I thoroughly enjoy this movie. The nuns-on-trampolines scene is another masterpiece of understated, zany British comedy.

  9. I’d like to point out that George is literally The Devil – Lucifer.

    Unlike Elizabeth Hurley in the Harold Ramis version, Lucifer is not your buddy. The movie has a much edgier, meaner feel to it. I highly recommend it!

  10. Another fun thing to do while watching Bedazzled is to try to catch Peter Cook blinking anywhere in the movie. I’ve watched it many times and I don’t think I’ve seen him blink once through the entire movie.

  11. Best scene in one of the greatest, most underrated movies ever. Thanks for bringing it to BB.

  12. This really is one of the great movies of the 1960’s

    Nobody mentioned Raquel Welsh? “Lillian Lust the Babe with the Bust!”

    “I do so love hot buttered buns.”

    What is interesting is that all the things that the devil says he is going to do to make life worse? Has come true!

    I’m not going to wash out my eyes with Frunie Green Eyewash.

  13. where does L.S.Bumblebee fit into this?
    is it in the movie?
    is it something else?
    inquiring minds want to know

  14. The first punk song?

    Dudley Moore wrote it himself.

    A perfect come-uppance to Stanley’s song exhorting everyone to love him.


  15. This was always my favorite comedy. Peter Cook is perfect. Thanx to this film, “You fill me with inertia….” became one of my favorite insults.

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