New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner got into a bit of a testy exchange with a British TV reporter on Thursday, feigning a British accent and joking that he thought he was in a Monty Python sketch.
"This is what separates the American media from the British media," Weiner says as the reporter corners him and begins to pepper him with vague questions.
Asked about whether his campaign was about ambition and power, a "hunger for the big job," Weiner mutters, "It's hard to take you seriously."
He then repeats in a faux-British accent, "a hunger for the big job."
Asked another repetitive question, Weiner appears to think he might be being put on.
"I just have the feeling I've like stepped into a Monty Python bit," Weiner says. "I don't know. 'Would anything stop me?' What, is a rock going to fall and hit (me)?"
By the end of the interview, Weiner jokes that he was 6 feet 9 inches tall before the campaign started and even offers to do (and does!) the weather -- England's weather.
He then punctuates the interview by urging the British people to "keep a stiff upper lip."
Update 11:12 a.m.: Erik Wemple has the full transcript.