Silly walks in lockdown

A family in Michigan have put up a sign outside their house encouraging people to “silly walk” their way past their house.

If the concept of “silly walk” isn’t familiar, it comes from a Monty Python’s Flying Circus skit: The Ministry of Silly Walks (an excerpt below…)

Any excuse for some Monty Python

Apparently everyone has got into the spirit of the silly walk – some neighbours walking past a number of times a day.


It’s great how the family sit on their front deck and watch everyone walking past – their own personal entertainment in lockdown, lol. What is fabulous is that everyone gets involved…families, couples, even dog walkers (although I’m not sure what the dogs think about it!).

If you want to see some of their videos follow yorkshire.silly.walks on instagram or go to the link under the above image to view.

I love the things people are coming up with during this period of self-isolation to make life a little easier and to make others (and themselves) smile.

Would you silly walk past their house? (I would)

8 comments on “Silly walks in lockdown

  1. Giggling Fattie

    May 4, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    I spent a good amount of time a few days ago watching all the clips they had put up HAHA such a cute idea!

  2. I haven’t heard of this. How terribly clever!

  3. Whenever a kiddo decides to throw down a dance move (which was a frequent occurrence, pre lock down), I’d ask them if they were auditioning for the Ministry of Silly Walks. The look of confusion on their faces was priceless.

    • Haha, that is priceless, Liz. My Barbarians like Monty Python so they would get it, but I doubt many of their friends would.

  4. I would absolutely silly-walk past that house! Obviously some Python fans in there. And yes, there ARE some younger fans. I was delighted when one of my Year 8 students picked up my joke when I said, “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!” (He was researching for History on that theme)

    • Yay for giving the thumbs up to silly walking. It’s a shame that Monty Python isn’t as well known in the younger generation, but there will always be some. Nice you found one 🙂

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