We’ve been using our Netflix subscription to catch up on shows we missed the first time around – Buffy, House, and several others. Our current queue is season 3 of Babylon 5, which I’m enjoying, although I have to occasionally force myself past bouts of bad acting or clunky plot. (Dear Talia Winters, please never come back.)
I’m not a fan of the episodes where they drag an historical figure into the future somehow (in season two it was Jack the Ripper). So, when a man proclaiming that he was King Arthur appeared on the ship, I knew it was going to be one of those episodes.
Now, if I haven’t mentioned it before, my geekery extends into Arthurian Legend. Ohyes. So, to see it treated with much cheese on B5 was going to have me rolling my eyes and bitching, moaning and snarking my way through the episode to start.
What made it ever so much worse was this:
We went to see Spamalot last week.
So, as soon as the character said “I am Arthur, King of the Britons,” I lost it. I couldn’t help but hear King Arthur’s Song every time they said it (and the title was repeated several times throughout the episode.)
Probably only funny to those who’ve seen both, but I have to say, it made the episode much more bearable.
Yes, I know. I’m a nerd.