Stephen Hawking knows a thing or two about stars and galaxies, and now his robotic voice has a starring role in a delightful cover version of the “Galaxy Song,” Monty Python’s whimsical take on mankind’s insignificance in the vastness of the universe.
As British cultural legends, Hawking and Monty Python and are a natural pair. Hawking participated in Monty Python’s 2014 live reunion shows, appearing in a filmed segment in which he knocks down fellow physicist Brian Cox and recites the lyrics of the “Galaxy Song” as he launches into space.
The “Galaxy Song” first appeared in the 1983 film Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, and it has been revived in later years — on Monty Python albums, and in Monty Python stage plays. Now the song originally written by Eric Idle has been re-recorded, this time with the lyrics sung by the world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking. The lyrics include a lot of astronomical facts, some now considered outdated by scholars. But that doesn’t take the fun out of the recording.
Accolades aside, I think this video is just plain cool!
I want ice water.
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