Day by day, week by week, most of us are spending our time at home in quarantine due to the outbreak of coronavirus. Through these days, people are trying to find an innovative way to entertain themselves. Whether it’s giving pets makeovers, recreating iconic art, group exercising while social distancing, and much more, people are going to get through the times spent at home. Liz Koto and her family found a new way to make us laugh with a little help from their neighbors. They made a sigh in front of their house’s sidewalk, deeming it the “jurisdiction of the Ministry of Silly Walks.” The sign also had instructions for the people that passed it to start walking in a silly way. The family captured videos of people walking by and the results were hilarious.
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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Ministry is proud to present its first dwarf Llamacorn (it’s a hybrid Llama and Unicorn if you didn’t know)! We are humbled to be graced with the presence of such a rare and glorious creature. She is truly a gem. @haleyislove and her parents are pretty sweet too.
Koto’s innovative way of entertainment was inspired by the Monty Python sketch named “Ministry of Silly Walks.” The sketch has a civil servant, played by John Cleese, which moves in a bunch of different funny ways. These funny walks include bringing his knees above his waist and swinging his legs front to back while the character is walking. On the sign outside of her house, Koto referred everyone that didn’t know how to do a silly walk to go and watch the sketch.
Videos were posted of Koto’s neighbors walking hilariously and we cannot get enough. Similar to Cleese, some neighbors move their legs in the same exaggerated style. However, some neighbors decided to create their own ‘silly walk’ by doing exercises or pretending that they’re on a tightrope. All of them seem to have an amazing time with Koto’s idea. Most of these videos can be seen on Koto’s Instagram, called Yorkshire Silly Walks.