Sunday, July 24, 2016

Are you going to play the tape?

 May 17, 1980 

Paul McCartney: [ sighs ] It was my understanding that we were just going to talk about the videotape, you know? Are they showing it yet?

Paul McCartney: Alright, that's fine. Just as long as they are questions about the tape - justthe tape, okay?

Father Guido Sarducci: It has to be questions about the tape? Well.. [ thinking ] long did it take to make-a the tape?

Paul McCartney: Well, it took a lot of time, actually, because I play a lot of different roles on the tape. It's only about four minutes long itself, but it took over a week to shoot it.

Father Guido Sarducci: If you was still smoking, do you think it would have taken longer or shorter?

Paul McCartney: Well, it might have taken longer.. but it might have seemed shorter than that. But I don't see how that matters..

Father Guido Sarducci: Well, it would have taken longer, but it would have seemed shorter, that's your answer?

Father Guido Sarducci: Yes. We are gonna show the tape, for sure. But I just want to aks you one more question, if you don't mind. It's very important, people want to know..

Paul McCartney: It's not about marijuana, right?

Father Guido Sarducci: No.. This is a question I really hate to ask you, 'cause I know everyone always asks you this-a question, but I'm a journalist, I have to do it, if you don't mind. Paul: If, just-a if, you could be any animal, what would it-a be?

Paul McCartney: Any animal?

Father Guido Sarducci: Any animal.

Paul McCartney: [ thinking ] Koala bear.

Father Guido Sarducci: Koala bear! Did you hear? Koala bear! Is that the little animal all the time, they eat eucalypse leaves, they get-a stoned all the time! Well, you heard it - koals bear! Well, that's it. And you can take it back, America!

Paul McCartney: Okay, play the tape!