Who was Barry Wom's (The Rutles) mystery bride?
July 28, 2014 3:58 AM   Subscribe

I recently re-watched the wonderful mockumentary "All You Need Is Cash" and once again the joke about Barry Wom's bride to be and the Scotsmen from Hull flew right over my head.

Most (if not all) jokes in "All You Need Is Cash" build on actual The Beatles'... things, as we all know. But as far as I know Ringo Starr never did anything even remotely similar to ending up "with a different bride" and finding the girl of his dreams in the arms of some Scotsmen from Hull. Is this - really rather funny, in its own right - sketch just pure nonsense or does it refer to some event in Ringo Starr's life?

Here's the sketch in question.
posted by soundofsuburbia to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I always assumed it was Pythonesque nonsense.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:30 AM on July 28, 2014 [1 favorite]

Probably nonsense.

Could be a reference to Maureen of whom Sinatra later sang: "She married Ringo, and she could have had Paul/That's why the lady is a champ" (ref)
posted by vacapinta at 6:26 AM on July 28, 2014

Paul was engaged to Jane Asher for years and then married Linda Eastman. Could be a reference to that?
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 6:46 AM on July 28, 2014

Is it just the perception that Ringo was a bit dumber than the others?
posted by latkes at 7:52 AM on July 28, 2014

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