School assemblies and guest speakers were one of the many joys of childhood. Nothing was more fun than getting out of class to listen to a parade of seemingly random adults provide live Public Service Announcements, as immortalized in this now-legendary John Mulaney bit.
Voiceover artist and writer Summer Ray got Twitter reminiscing on the most hilarious classroom special guests in this now-viral thread.
Here are the best classroom cameos.
1. Getting graphic.
At primary school, a bloke who worked for the police described in ponderous, grisly detail the discovery after a murder of various dismembered body parts - arms, torsos, etc. I fainted, obviously.— Max Tundra (@MaxTundra) November 17, 2018
2. May the force be with him.
We had this guy come in to give us a drama ‘masterclass’ he banged on about being in Star Wars endlessly. When we looked him up, his entire appearance was to go “I’m hit” and explode.— Unnamed Insider (@Unnamedinsider) November 17, 2018
3. Had to Google Sylvester McCoy but he seems fun.
4. Weird flex, but ok
5. Beelzebub has the devil put aside for him.
6. The artful dodger.
7. All the world's a stage.
8. By Jingo!
A WW2 fighter pilot. He had a HUGE handle bar moustache (looked just like Jimmy Edwards), and said “By jingo you’ve got it” when we guessed what he used to do. He was amazing.— John Rain (@MrKenShabby) November 17, 2018
9. Eerily prescient.
10. Now that's scarring.
11. Kids are savage.
A French clown/mime artist once visited our school and attempted to juggle and ride a unicycle during one of our school assemblies. After dropping the juggling ball for the fourth time he was booed off. We were made to stay behind to apologise to him.— Richard Jackson (@rjj517) November 16, 2018
12. Don't look back in anger.
We had a band called “Oasis” turning up and I was pumped. Turned out they were an am dram group here to talk about Drugs. I was LIVID.— Lee Watson (@98lwatso) November 16, 2018
13. Mother knows best.
14. Sponsored content.
A woman who came in to promote tampons, saying that if we wore pads men would feel them if they touched us on the bottom. Even then I was enraged— Elly-Mae Gadsby (@EGadsby) November 17, 2018