Your Unauthorized Guide to the Golden Age of National Lampoon Magazine

249. Fantasy Beatles Interview

July 19, 2010

Q: A long time ago I think they wrote a funny article (spoof interview maybe) on the Beatles. All I remember is something vaguely about asking John Lennon if during a concert he fantasized of swinging on a trapeze and fucking all the girls or something like that. I remember it being hilarious. Do you know what article that was from?

A: That was a piece called “Beat the Meatles” by Chris Miller from the October 1977 (Beatles) issue. It also appeared in the March 1985 (Best of 15 Years) issue, which is a good thing since a page of it is missing in the scan of the 1977 issue that appears on the National Lampoon Complete [sic] DVD-ROM.


It can also be found in the Best of National Lampoon No. 8, which was released in 1978.


July 19, 2010 7:42 pm

The piece also appears in the (text only) anthology "National Lampoon Treasury of Humor", edited by Al Sarrantonio.


August 1, 2010 8:36 am

Chris Miller spoke at our college (SMU) shortly after this piece was published and said the idea came to him while he was sharing a joint with friends and discussed how interesting it would be to sit around getting stoned with famous people. A great concept.


May 4, 2013 9:34 am

Great story; John Lennon has chronic offensive smelling diarrhea as revealed by Yoko, and Ringo recalls how he liked to jack himself off during shows spraying the girls in the first few rows with jizm.


May 7, 2013 12:52 pm

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