In our ongoing sub-conscious efforts to make our children unfit for contemporary American society, we’re currently watching all Monty Python episodes on DVD. It’s not the least bit odd to them, and they’re already familiar with some of the main players, who have gone on to parts in some of my children’s favorite movies, like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride and Around the World in 80 Days.
Unfortunately, Kelly was asleep by the time we saw the “Bicycle Repairman” sketch (below):
She’d be right at home in a world where everyone dressed like Superman all the time. She does it! Here she is passed out in her Superman costume at the San Diego Comic-Con
And more often than not, when I ask her to go out and choose clothes for herself, she chooses to be “Super-hero Kelly” for the day. The tough part is actually getting the costume off her, because she also wants to sleep in it, and wear it the next day…and the next…and the next.
Furthermore, she loves human-powered transportation, so she would be moved by the tragedy of a broken bicycle. Why of course, bicycle repairman is a bigger hero than super heroes!
The only thing that could have made the episode better for Kelly would be the inclusion of Snoopy and Postman Pat, but not everything’s perfect…
Ha! My little brother Alex did the exact same thing when he was about her age—the teacher even started calling him “Superman” when he got into class every morning.