pete75 wrote:Can't remember if it was Spike Milligan or Groucho Marx who, when asked to identify himself, looked in a mirror and said yes that's me....
Another tale of Spike Milligan and the police. I've borrowed this version of it from http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php? ... edic-hero/
One Christmas Peter Sellers was bought a Rolls Royce by his wife as a gift .
Sellers noticed there was a strange sound coming from the rear of the car when driving over bumps , so he phone Spike for assistance in tracking down the problem .
He turned up at Spike's late in the night , told him of the problem and his plan ..... Spike was given a torch and a piece of chalk and instructed to get into the boot of the car ... and Spike did so .
Sellers proceeded to then drive the car , up and down the kerbs of the pavements , trying to illicit the mystery noise .
The police saw this car "drunkenly" mounting the pavement and swerving all over the road .
They pulled Sellers over , and suspicious of something weird going on , searched the car .
When opening the boot , they were presented with the sight of Spike eerily illuminated by the torch and still clutching the chalk.
"Oh it's you" said the police and left !
Somehow I don't think people in authority these days would be quite so relaxed about curious happenings merely on the grounds that a well-known comedy actor/prankster was involved. I believe Russell Brand has so discovered.