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Spinal Tap 2 Can Perfectly Pay Off The Original's Best Joke
This Is Spinal Tap 2 gets the iconic mockumentary rock band back together, and the sequel can now pay off a genius joke from the original.

Spinal Tap 2 Can Perfectly Pay Off The Original's Best Joke

This Is Spinal Tap 2 can finally do full, girth-y justice to Nigel Tufnel’s classical masterpiece – the inimitable “Lick My Love Pump.” Though The Office shunted mockumentary-style comedy into the mainstream, 1984’s This Is Spinal Tap remains one of the most celebrated examples of that fourth wall-breaking format. The tale of a fictional (well, semi-fictional – they’ve since released three proper studio albums) British rock band is now getting a sequel 38 years later. This Is Spinal Tap 2 reunites Rob Reiner (director and in-story filmmaker, Marty Di Bergi) alongside the central trio of Michael McKean (David St. Hubbins), Christopher Guest (Nigel Tufnel) and Harry Shearer (Derek Smalls).

The original This Is Spinal Tap is chock-full of classic skits, and arguably the most side-splitting of them all is Tufnel’s “Lick My Love Pump” scene. The joke begins with Tufnel forgoing his usual electric guitar for the piano, skillfully playing a genuinely beautiful, delicate piece of music in D minor (the saddest of all keys), which he describes as “Mach” – a mixture of Mozart and Bach. An impressed Di Bergi looks on before finally asking for the composition’s title. Tufnel casually replies, “Well, this piece is called “Lick My Love Pump.

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