Watching this video of Rowan Atkinson's "The Conductor" from the 1981 Amnesty International Secret Policeman's Ball, I'm struck by the fact that many orchestral musicians watching this will probably sigh at the number of times they have sat through a conductor's grandstanding theatrics, but with far less humor...
Previously on the Collaborative Piano Blog:
Rowan Atkinson Miming Piano Playing at the Secret Policeman's Ball
Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie Piano Master Class Skit
The 2009 MIT Piano Drop
Hysterical Rant About Pachelbel's Canon
Another Insane Piano-flinging Trebuchet Video