Among the lessons learned on the Boat, never mention phoney dog poo at the breakfast table.
What can I say? The name of Omar Sharif came up, and after the table had gone around listing his classic films -- Zhivago, Lawrence, etc. -- I mentioned Top Secret!, as I am wont to do.
Of course I went there. Of course.
One guy appreciated it -- I listed Top Secret!, and you could see the wheels turning. The older English ladies at the table, they weren't as into Omar's quote on phoney dog poo.
One of his best scenes, as far as I'm concerned. It takes a special talent to sell a joke as old as the hills.