“The Norwegian Blue” Monty Python’s Dead Parrot, London.

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Early in 2014, a 50 foot fibreglass dead parrot was hung upside down by a crane at London’s Potters Fields.
The world famous dead parrot sketch, in which John Cleese attempts to return a deceased ‘Norwegian Blue’ parrot to a pet shop.
“We are all Monty Python fans so we were delighted to receive the brief from Gold to recreate the mythical Norwegian Blue on a giant scale,” explained lead sculptor Iain Prendergast, who helped build the enormous model bird, which took more than two months to make.
Steve North, general manager of Gold, explained that the massive parrot near London’s Tower Bridge is “a fitting tribute” to the Python’s famous sketch.
“The key challenge for us was capturing the comedy value of the dead parrot, keeping the realism of the bird whilst also adding touches like the bloodshot, stunned eyes,” he explained.
via Monty Python: Giant dead parrot unveiled in London to pay tribute to the comedy troupe.

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