This is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a long time. It combines two of my loves: Shakespeare and Doctor Who.
David Tennant, known to the world as The Doctor, guest stars on Comic Relief with Catherine Tate.
What follows just about blew my mind.
My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun.
Coral is far more red than her lips’ red.
If snow be white, why then her breasts are done.
If hair be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damasked, red, and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks.
And in some perfume is there more delight,
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know,
That music hath a far more pleasing sound.
I grant I never saw a goddess go,
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground.
And yet by heaven I think my love as rare,
As any she belied with false compare.
–William Shakespeare, “Sonnet 130”