I suppose it's a little off-topic for a blog on Old English, but I couldn't help but post these lines. Tonight, Sci-Fi Channel showed the second Doctor Who episode of the third series, entitled The Shakespeare Code. Quick summary: The Doctor takes Martha on "just one" trip on the TARDIS. They show up in 1599 in Shakespeare's London. They meet Shakespeare, who's writing a play called Love's Labours Won. Chaos and really awesome lines ensue.
Anyway: bar-none, these are my favorite lines from the show. You may need to watch the episode to get it -- lucky for me someone else found this as hysterical as I did.
for those without it, a transcript:
Shakespeare: So tell me of Freedonia, where women can be doctors, writers, actors?absolutely priceless. Just another reason Doctor Who is awesome.
Martha: This country's ruled by a woman.
Shakespeare: Ah, she's royal, that's God's business -- though you are a royal beauty.
Martha: Whoa, nelly! I know for a fact you've got a wife in the country.
Shakespeare: But, Martha, this is town.
The Doctor: (hurrying them on) Come on, we can all have a good flirt later!
Shakespeare: Is that a promise, Doctor?
The Doctor: (sigh) 57 academics just punched the air. Now MOVE!