Morecambe & Wise recreated in food (yes, food)
Tim Clark21 November 2012
A group of food artists have created a Morecambe & Wise portrait entirely out of breakfast food.
The strange cereal creation has been put together to celebrate the comedy duo’s famous ‘breakfast scene’, which has been voted the most iconic of all time by comedy channel Gold.
The TV channel commissioned the artwork to mark the launch of the its new series ‘Bring Me Morecambe & Wise’ – which will see Gold feature rare and unseen footage of the comedy duo.
For those keen on finding out more about the artwork, the lapels on Eric and Ernie’s suits were created from the fillets of 17 smoked mackerel and complemented with stylish 70s jackets made from six kippers. More than two dozen eggs were also employed for the pairs’ shirts – with one half scrambled to recreate the frilly fronts, and the other cooked into an extra buttery omelette to form the retro collars.
According to Gold’s press release blanched almonds, mushrooms and sultanas created remarkably realistic eyes and teeth, whilst Eric was finished off with a pair of his infamous glasses – courtesy of vanilla pods. The duo were finally lit in their on-stage setting by several white grapefruits, complemented by seven cans of baked beans and an astonishing 150 roasted tomatoes.