My theory, that is to say the theory which is mine, that is MY THEORY. This comes from a Monty Python sketch featuring Graham Chapman as a tv personality, interviewing anthropologist Anne Elk, played by John Cleese. You can check it out here if you’re interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgxqkP5TZiw
I must confess to being a very long time fan of Monty Python. For those of you unacquainted with this group, they are British, and began performing in the 1960’s and Monty Python’s Flying Circus began airing on the BBC in 1969, continuing through 1974.
They are irreverent, silly, absurd and just plain funny if you’ve got that sort of humor. I first encountered them on late night PBS broadcasts in the early 70’s, and then enjoyed their movies as they became available. Various of their sketches from TV, movies, and plays continue to be used, including “not dead yet”, which I first encountered in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and then in the Broadway musical Spamalot.
My theory is that we need more silliness in life and to stop taking ourselves quite so seriously. Ministry of silly walks, anyone?