The bassoon is absurd. They should be banned for being horrible, unnecessary, and adenoidally grating.
It takes like an hour to assemble one. They're enormous and are made out of Lincoln Logs, aluminum twigs, and paper towel tubes. There are these tiny double wooden reeds that you have to soak and trim and tend to all the time. There's a strap that you actually have to sit on when you play so the whole thing doesn't fall onto the floor like a bundle of garbage. And, after all that folderol, it ends up sounding like an anemic donkey with laryngitis.
—Rainn Wilson in The Bassoon King