The Rutles Reunited!
The original Rutles reunited for the first time! Well, they actually reunited for the movie showing previous to this one. And they probably had to have a meeting to discuss things, perhaps they went to tea together beforehand, so actually, this is the one of the first of many first times the Rutles reunited - that day"
Monday The Mods and Rockers Film Festival pulled out all the stops, and reunited The Rutles for the 30-year anniversary screening of the film All You Need is Cash at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.
This week Eric Idle is in Los Angeles with his multi-media experience, "Rutlemania". He was joined at the Egyptian by Neil Innes (Dirk McQuigley), Ricky Fataar (Stig O'Hara) and John Halsey (Barry Wom). It is not exaggerating to call the moment historic. Everyone was looking good, especially Ricky Fataar, who looks like he hasn't aged a single day.
The first showing, which sold out in 5 seconds, included a Q & A with The Rutles. Eric Idle quipped, "This is the first time people have been re-united before being united." When asked how it felt to come together again after 30 years, Neil Innes said that he thought it was great, "because you can't keep bickering over who killed who..." Eric Idle told a story about when he and Innes were hanging out with George and Ringo, and the two Beatles started singing "Ouch" to the two Rutles. Idle realized that with himself as the "Paul" character and Innes as the "John" character, they actually formed a complete foursome. They joked about forming a group called "The Brutals"