"Fish I like" -- where does this come from?
May 4, 2011 11:14 AM Subscribe
"Fish I like: Cod, Salmon, Whales". Can anyone identify this comic monologue about fish for me? Probably from 1980s England. Much longer excerpt inside.
posted by unSane to Society & Culture (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
All I know is that my friends and I quoted this to each other all the time around 1980-82. Now one of them has accused me of making it up, and I'm pretty sure I didn't. It goes like this, and you have to use a pedantic tone of voice when reciting it.
Fish I like: cod, salmon, whales.
I like cod because they taste good
I like salmon because they're good swimmers
And I like whales because they're really, really big
Fish I don't like: sharks, pike, roach
I don't like sharks because they eat people
I don't like pike because they eat other fish
And I don't like roach because they're crap
For some reason we thought this was absolutely hilarious, or at least the 'crap' bit.
Stir any memories?