'Yackety Sax' becomes the soundtrack to Boris Johnson's resignation
(SOUNDBITE OF BOOTS RANDOLPH'S "YAKETY SAX"
LEILA FADEL, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Leila Fadel. Best known as the theme for "The Benny Hill Show," this became a soundtrack yesterday for U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's resignation. After a suggestion in a tweet from actor Hugh Grant, a protester played "Yakety Sax" on a portable speaker while members of Parliament were interviewed.
(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)
UNIDENTIFIED MP: Nobody has obviously formally declared to that yet. Sorry about the noise here.
FADEL: A goofy note to play the PM out on. It's MORNING EDITION.
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