The footage, filmed way back in 1967, shows John, Paul, George and Ringo tucking into a slap-up meal of fish 'n' chips in a Cornish chip shop. Of course, watching people eat is considered rude in some cultures. Unless it's a buxom wench eating a banana of course, then it's considered soft porn.
For those of you who are too young to know who the Beatles are...shame on you. As penance, drop and give us ten. No, make it twenty. Finished? Ok, well to put this discovery into context, imagine in 45 years time someone discovering unseen footage of One Direction eating happy meals. Pretty cool, eh?
But is the sight of George sampling chips enough to keep rabid fans happy in the 21st century? After all, we've bred a celeb-hungry generation of youngsters who regularly feast on a diet of naked pics of Prince Harry and topless pics of Princess Kate. When it comes to naked celebs, Let it Be...on the internet. In comparison, John Lennon eating a saveloy seems rather tame.
These days, the concept of 'unseen footage' is something of a misnomer. We live in a digital age where everyone has access to everything. As soon as a nip has slipped you'll find it online within the hour. If you know the right places to look that is.* As a wise man once said, if a tree falls in a forest, does it make a sound if no one's around to film it on their iPhone? Answers on a postcard.
It's been quite a week for chip shop stories. Just a few days ago it came to light that Elvis's daughter, Lisa Marie, spent some time working behind the counter in her mate's chippy in East Sussex. And talking of fish and chips, we were a bit annoyed at lunch when our local chippy refused to cook us some fish fingers. His excuse? He said he had bigger fish to fry. How rude.
* All websites featuring flesh that's normally only seen by the inside of underwear were looked at purely for research purposes, honest
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