silly ringo

John only ever teases Paul on stage. He doesn’t make silly faces at ringo or grin ridiculously at George just to make them laugh. Paul is pretty singular in that regard. John loved getting that reaction, that knowing smile or adorable giggle from Paul and Paul alone.

1967
  • John Lennon: What's your favorite idea? Mine is being creative.
  • Ringo Starr: How do you get that idea?
  • John: I just try to think creatively. Now, when you look at this apple, tell me, please: what do you see?
  • Paul McCartney: It's just a boring old apple.
  • John: Maybe to you, but not to me. I see a silly face!
  • Ringo: Woah!
  • John: Walking along and smiling at me.
  • Paul: I don't see what you mean.
  • John: 'Cause you're not thinking creatively! So take a look at my hair. I use my hair to express myself.
  • George Harrison: That sounds really boring.
  • John: I use my hair to express myself. Now, when you stare at the clouds in the sky, don't you find it exciting?
  • Threetles: No.
  • John: Come on, take another look!
  • Threetles: Oh wait! I can see a hat, I can see a cat, I can see a man with a baseball bat! I can see a dog, I can see a frog, I can see a ladder leaning on a log!
  • John: Think you're getting the hang of it now -- using your minds to have a good time.
  • Ringo: I might paint a picture of a clown.
  • John: Woah, there, friend. You might need to slow down.
  • John: Here's another good tip of how to be a creative whiz kid. Go and collect some leaves and sticks and arrange them into your favorite color.
  • George: Blue!
  • Paul: Red!
  • Ringo: Green!
  • John: Green is not a creative color. There's one more thing that you need to know, before you let your creativity flow. Listen to your heart, listen to the rain, listen to the voices in your brain. Come on guys, let's get creative!
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: *is created*
  • John Lennon: Now let's all agree to never be creative again.