Monty Python Hangs Enormous Parrot Sculpture by London Bridge, Insists It’s Still Alive

Monty Python reunited for the first time since 1980 to perform a series of live sketch shows for the last time ever, and to herald the occasion, they hung a 50-foot-tall dead parrot next to the London Bridge.

In honor of the sketch group’s last show, which will air live on Saturday, UKTV channel Gold and a group of sculptors created a giant fiberglass sculpture of the famous dead Norwegian Blue parrot, capturing it in a moment where it dramatically pined for the fjords, and mounted it, upside down, on London’s South Bank. (We assume that it’s been nailed to a perch.)

The Python boys have been performing at London’s O2 arena since July 2nd, and some of us are immensely jealous that a trip to London is out of the question right now.

For reference, here’s the famous sketch in question:

[Image via David Parry/PA]

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