nailed to his perch

“I know a dead parrot when I see one, and I’m looking at one right now.”

Bo, the stuffed rainbow coloured monster is looking into a metal cage where there is a wooden parrot on a perch.

“He’s passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! He’s expired and gone to meet his maker! He’s a stiff! Bereft of life, he rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed him to the perch he’d be pushing up the daisies! His metabolic processes are now history! He’s off the twig! He’s kicked the bucket, he’s shuffled off his mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisible!! This is an ex-parrot!”

With thanks to Monty Python!