The epic effort of photographing a giant inflatable pig over the Battersea Power Station for the cover of the Animals album. Two days of trying to get a clear shot, with the pig finally breaking free of the lines and floating over to Heathrow Airport. Thankfully no one was hurt, but the incident itself became Memetic Mutation and funny as hell. Flying pigs later became a staple of Pink Floyd concerts.
The lyrics to "In the Flesh" are a spot-on mockery of racism, as long as you've got a dark sense of humor.
"And that one looks Jewish! And that one's a coon! Who let all of this riffraff into the room? There's one smoking a joint, and another with spots! If I had my way I'd have allof them shot!"
"Corporal Clegg" is a song about WWII with two kazoo solos and darkly humorous lyrics.
Corporal Clegg had a wooden leg He won it in the war in 1944 Corporal Clegg had a medal too In orange, red and blue He found it in the zoo
Others include "Have a Cigar" and the line "Mother, do you think they'll try to break my balls?" from "Mother".
The teacher's voice, complete with Scots accent, heard on The Wall.
The background shouting of "Go on, judge, shit on him!" from "The Trial".
The honking geese effect that's heard at the end of "Bike".
The Talk Box pig squeals that suddenly come out of nowhere in "Pigs (Three Different Ones)".
Nick Mason VS. pie crust.
That Look of the Week interview with Waters and Barrett. The interviewer is a stuffy old Austrian guy named Hans Keller, who can not contain his absolute disdain of "Them dang dirty hippies and their loud rock music". It's subtle in its inadvertent silliness. Keller needs a bucket of ice water. When Hans says something about "loud sounds making one immune to softer sounds", Roger Waters' Double Take face is priceless! Also a subtle Moment Of Awesome because Roger and Syd are absolute, well-spoken gentleman who answer questions well, don't get angry and don't fall for whatever "traps" and "pitfalls" Keller put out.
Roger Waters and Gerald Scarfe MSTing during the DVD commentary of The Wall.
In live shows, the laughter in "Brain Damage" is synchronized with footage of world leaders. This usually gets a lot of laughs from the audience as well.
This fun, impromptu, Yuletide ditty! Nick's singing while Rick's on the piano. Just some guys goofing around rather than anything "official". The last part (concerning Christmas presents) takes the cake, "...None for you & SIX FOR ME!". Hilarious!
Most of the boys' antics for the Belgian promo for "See Emily Play".
During casting for the film Pink Floyd The Wall, Bob Geldof was told by his manager during a taxi ride that Pink Floyd were making a film and wanted him to star in it. Geldof was less than enthusiastic and said he hated their music. When he eventually agreed to take the role, Roger Waters joked to him about the conversation in the taxi. It turned out the taxi driver was Waters' brother.
Nick Mason's bio of the band Pink Floyd - Inside Out opens with this, among other statements:
"...Roger's long distinctive shadow fell across my drawing board...Roger had finally recognized me as a kindred musical spirit trapped within a budding architect's body. The star-crossed paths of Virgo & Aquarius had dictated our destiny.........No no! I'm trying to keep the invention to a minimum. The only reason Roger bothered to approach me was because he wanted to borrow my car."