Then Edna, having brought most of the audience’s wandering minds back to complete alertness with an exclamation of, “And now for something completely different,” reached behind the podium, and with a tug and grunt of exertion produced something quite different indeed.
At this point, almost all of the select few that had not been alerted by her previous announcement were forced into weary coherence, leaving only the man in the plaid overalls completely immune to the situation. Though as it turned out, he had been dead since half-past four.
It reminds me a lot of Dahl’s short story “Witches” as it was illustrated in my Random House Book of Humor. I can almost hear her cackling and talking of how she will rid the world of children through the use of a creepy hairball!!! “Zee children will be Mine!!!”