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12 Gorgeous Photos From The 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony

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  • Anonymous

    I turned it off after I saw Fat-Batman.  That was just wrong…    I DVR’d in 3D (delayed broadcast) so I could watch tonight.  Hopefully I’ll remember to fast forward that part.

  • Marie

    I missed Fatboy Slim AND Monty Python?? Well crap.

  • Anonymous

    Apparently the Batman thing was less about Batman and more about a reference to a (famous in England) comedy show…which once did a spoof on Batman.

  • Iain Phillips

    that batman is a referrence to an episode to a show called only fools and horse.. i highly recommend you tubing that scene.

  • Calum Syers

    The Batman and Robin gag is a reference to British TV sitcom, “Only Fools and Horses”, where Del Boy and Rodney (the show’s two leads) have to run to a costume party after their car broke down and accidentally stop a robbery.

  • Anonymous

    The Batman and Robin part was in reference to an ‘Only Fools and Horses’ episode where the two main characters get stuck in the middle of town dressed as batman and robin. It was voted as one of the funniest moments ever on UK TV. Understandable that it would appear as a weird cameo. 

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the info!

  • Kathryn

    Not Monty Python, just Eric Idle.

  • Anonymous

    Karen Elson is 10 times cooler than Kate Moss. 

  • Anonymous

    And after 2 and a half weeks of stifling, unbearable positivity, when faced with the closing ceremony the British public let out a sigh of relief and unleashed the snark and moaning we’d been holding back. Oh it felt so good…

    What happened? Someone made some truly godawful decisions when it came to that closing ceremony. I’m talking Could-Possibly-Be-Charged-With-Treason level of bad. Do we still exile people? I think we need to do that to someone, anyone. I’ll accept a scapegoat. Possibly the Spice Girls. Because nothing else seem to keep them broken up.

  • Sarah

    And STILL no Dr. Who!

  • Wolf

    Actually, that was a near exact skit from The Meaning of Life. The main difference my husband was helpful in pointing out, being that the ‘angels’ weren’t topless in this one.

  • Leah Nardo

    ….no Doctor Who?  Seriously?  It’s only the biggest international hit they have right now.

  • Erica Throne

    I didn’t watch either the opening or the closing in their entirety, but from what I have seen, the closing was the most graceless pile of muck Britain could have possibly come up with.

  • Kathryn

    But it was still Eric Idle, not Monty Python.

  • Brian

    Nah, that song was Christmas in Heaven. Total coincidence here.

  • Marie

    Well, I know. But Eric Idle excitement still comes from a place of MP fandom :)

  • Marie

    MP are my initials and I momentarily confused myself after that posted.  I do not have self-fandom.

  • Lynda Bowen

     James Bond?

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  • Anna B

    I didn’t care much for the opening, either. I know everyone loved it, but I thought it was harrowing to sit through all that. The only part I liked in it was Mr. Bean.

    I didn’t watch the whole closing ceremony, either, but I enjoyed listening to George Michael’s Freedom and John Lennon singing Imagine.

  • Twat & Bollocks

    In the opening ceremony, at some point, you can actually hear the Tardis.

  • Kate

    The whole, “Here’s holographic Freddie Mercury, oh wait, this chick’s going to caterwaul the song” was a major disappointment to me. 

  • April Sutter

    Oh man…I missed that Darcy Bussell was in it!  She is an absolutely breathtaking dancer and now I want to look it up on youtube