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Not since the golden age of Neil Innes, the Python adjunct who played Ron Nasty in the Rutles film All You Need Is Cash and was a founding member of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band (see page 13 of The Rock Snob*s Dictionary), has there been as adept a Beatles parodist as Peter Serafinowicz. A polymathic Brit who co-created the brilliant educational-TV parody Look Around You for the BBC, starred in the film Shaun of the Dead, and even supplied the voice of Darth Maul to Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Serafinowicz has lately gone viral with cheaply produced, bang-for-the-buck comedy shorts.

The first one came out just before the Oscars and included Serafinowicz’s alarmingly accurate imitations of Alan Alda, Al Pacino, and, most winningly, Paul McCartney (putatively nominated for his theme song from Capote, which begins, in chirpy Macca style, “Ohhh, Capote/ I love the books that you wrote-y”). The new Serafinowicz short addresses Apple Corps’s recent (and unsuccessful) lawsuit against Apple Computer. Serafinowicz “does” John and Ringo quite well, but it’s still his Paul that’s most chucklesome. Click and enjoy.

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