Parrot refuses to sing for his supper on reality TV show

Never work with children or animals. That's what they say. I always feel that's pretty harsh but,of course, it's only a matter of time before the saying really does ring true. The other day on Britain's Got Talent (another of those mind-numbing reality TV shows aimed at making fools out of desperate people and lining the pockets of Simon Cowell) a parrot fancier appeared on stage accompanied by her best pal, African Grey Harry. Harry is quite the singer, apparently. And, moreover, he's one hell of a dancer...or so bus driver Louise Moores proclaimed to the world. All that was left to do was to get Harry to prove it. Easy, right? Harry remained silent, staring back at the audience and judges in apparent confusion and disbelief. I know how he feels!