Tea Is For Mugs
1960's pop legends The Rutles were introduced to tea by Bob Dylan. When asked about it in an interview bassist Dirk McQuickly refused to lie - 'I have had tea. Lots of tea. Indian tea. And biscuits too.' Guitarist Ron Nasty was busted by Detective Inspector Brian Plant, who brought his own along to be on the safe side; there was an immediate outcry with a full page advert in The Times calling for the legalisation of tea and the general feeling being that police should stick to their proper job of collecting bribes from photographers and protecting the Royal Family from their subjects. It influenced their greatest work 'Sgt. Rutter's Only Darts Club Band' but was also their downfall, as 'Tragical History Tour', a film about 4 Oxford history professors on a walking tour of English tea shops, was a flop. It was the beginning of the end for the greatest pop band of them all.