Watch: Sir Patrick Stewart’s Olympian (And Dickensian) London Games Skit

Sir Patrick Stewart

Oh now this, my Anglophenian beauties, is delightful! Sir Patrick Stewart, giving it the full Fagin as a ticket tout for Funny or Die’s spoof of the gold rush surrounding tickets to the London Games. And as if that weren’t enough, we get Simon Pegg in a Speedo, and Ryan Lochte mugged for his fillings.

Watch and learn, it’s a joy from start to finish:

Note: Some of the street slang used in this video has been made up, please do not attempt to use it in real life.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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