History Funny / MontyPythonsFlyingCircus

29th Apr '17 11:41:23 AM mlsmithca
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** The film's manic Scottish director, James [=McRettin=] (John), a parody of Joseph [=McGrath=] (with whom Graham and John had worked on ''Film/TheMagicChristian''), speaks at top speed and changes his mind about everything depending on what the last suggestion was ("Lose the lion! Great!... Keep the lion! Great!...") before finally falling over in a frenzy.

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** The film's manic manic, alcoholic Scottish director, James [=McRettin=] (John), a parody of Joseph [=McGrath=] (with whom Graham and John had worked on ''Film/TheMagicChristian''), speaks at top speed and changes his mind about everything depending on what the last suggestion was ("Lose the lion! Great!... Keep the lion! Great!...") before finally falling over in a frenzy.drunken stupor.
15th Apr '17 11:02:34 AM mlsmithca
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'''Customer:''' ''[folds arms]'' I really don't think I should.

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'''Customer:''' ''[folds arms]'' I really don't think I should.\\
15th Apr '17 11:02:13 AM mlsmithca
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'''Undertaker:''' ''[awkward pause]'' Er... yeah! Not raw, cooked!

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'''Undertaker:''' ''[awkward pause]'' Er... yeah! Not raw, cooked!cooked!\\
15th Apr '17 11:01:55 AM mlsmithca
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* The Pythons may not have been happy with the execution of the "audience storming the stage" aspect of the Undertaker Sketch (a genuinely horrified audience would have just sat there in silence, but the rest of the audience can be heard laughing over the small group who were instructed to heckle John and Graham; said small group also jumps the gun a bit in shouting down the performers), but the sketch itself is a hilarious example of their fondness for RefugeInAudacity, boosted no end by Graham's wild-eyed performance as the undertaker. He tells John that he has three options for laying his mother to rest: burning her, burying her, or dumping her in the Thames (he drops the last idea when John says he liked his mum), then graphically describes what happens in the first two processes. It turns out John has brought his mother's dead body to the undertakers' in a sack, and after the undertaker determines that she looks quite young, he tells his colleague, Fred (Eric), that he thinks they have "an eater".
-->'''Customer:''' Er, excuse me, erm, are you, er, are you suggesting... ''eating'' my mother?\\
'''Undertaker:''' ''[awkward pause]'' Er... yeah! Not raw, cooked!
'''Customer:''' What!?\\
'''Undertaker:''' Yes, roasted with a few French fries, broccoli... horseradish sauce? ''[licks lips hungrily and grins]''\\
'''Customer:''' Well, I... I do feel a bit peckish. ''[the audience heckling gets louder, as does the audience laughter]''\\
'''Undertaker:''' Great!\\
'''Customer:''' Can we have some parsnips?\\
'''Undertaker:''' ''[toward back room]'' Fred, get some parsnips! ''[shot of studio audience, then back to the sketch]''\\
'''Customer:''' ''[folds arms]'' I really don't think I should.
'''Undertaker:''' Look, tell you what, we'll eat her, if you feel a bit guilty about it after, we can dig a grave and you can throw up in it. ''[the audience "snaps" and two dozen or so people jump up from their seats and rush the stage, surrounding John, Graham, and Eric; cut to the closing credits as "God Save the Queen" begins playing, stopping the "rioting" as the audience and the performers stand to attention]''[[note]] The conclusion of the episode's RunningGag that HM Queen Elizabeth II might be tuning into that night's episode.[[/note]]
15th Apr '17 10:21:23 AM mlsmithca
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** Leading lady Vanilla Hoare (Carol Cleveland, playing the character of Miss Evans, added for the film) is significantly shorter than leading man Kirk Vilb (Michael) and the actor playing Oates, Terence Lemming (Terry Jones), and yet she stands in a trench while the two men stand on boxes. She also can't remember the line "Good morning, Captain Scott" and asks if she can instead say "Hi, Scottie!"... and then she can't remember that either unless she says it in a silly, high-pitched shriek. When Schlick tries to persuade them to get rid of the trench and the boxes, Vanilla Hoare snaps and declares that she always acts in trenches, rattling off a list of previous roles she has thus performed... including the wives of John the Baptist and ''Jesus''.

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** Leading lady Vanilla Hoare (Carol Cleveland, playing the character of Miss Evans, added for the film) is significantly shorter than leading man Kirk Vilb (Michael) and the actor playing Oates, Terence Lemming (Terry Jones), and yet she stands in a trench while the two men stand on boxes. She also can't remember the line "Good morning, Captain Scott" and asks if she can instead say "Hi, Scottie!"... and then she can't remember that either unless she says it in a silly, high-pitched shriek.shriek while flailing her arms wildly. When Schlick tries to persuade them to get rid of the trench and the boxes, Vanilla Hoare snaps and declares that she always acts in trenches, rattling off a list of previous roles she has thus performed... including the wives of John the Baptist and ''Jesus''.
15th Apr '17 10:09:40 AM mlsmithca
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'''Chris:''' ''[examines his ant, Marcus]'' HEY! You've got two legs missing! And that's a false feeler! Blimey, Marcus!

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'''Chris:''' ''[examines his ant, Marcus]'' HEY! You've got two legs missing! And that's a false feeler! Blimey, Marcus!
13th Apr '17 9:58:08 PM mlsmithca
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'''Customer:''' If I could walk ''that'' way, I wouldn't need after shave. ''[the chemist points accusingly at the customer; the constable appears again and carts him off]''

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'''Customer:''' If I could walk ''that'' way, I wouldn't need after shave. ''[the chemist points accusingly at makes a "Watch it!" gesture to the customer; the constable appears again and carts him off]''
13th Apr '17 9:55:11 PM mlsmithca
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** Conger explains that lions are found in Africa, so Schlick changes the setting to the Sahara, with Scott now looking for a pole no-one else knows about. The fact that the shots still prominently feature the sea in the background belies any notion that they are in the world's largest desert and not on the Devon coast. Given that the company's previous films include the very unglamorous-sounding ''Lawrence of Glamorgan'', ''Bridge on the River Trent'', ''The Madwoman of Biggleswade'', and ''Krakatoa, East of Leamington'',[[note]] At least Krakatoa actually ''was'' east of Leamington; it was not east of Java unless one went almost the entire way around the world![[/note]] one wonders why they didn't call the film ''Scott of Paignton''.

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** Conger explains that lions are found in Africa, so Schlick changes the setting to the Sahara, with Scott now looking for a pole no-one else knows about. The fact that the shots still prominently feature the sea in the background belies any notion that they are in the world's largest desert and not on the Devon coast. Given that the company's previous films include the very unglamorous-sounding ''Lawrence ''[[Film/LawrenceOfArabia Lawrence of Glamorgan'', ''Bridge Glamorgan]]'', ''[[Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai Bridge on the River Trent'', ''The Trent]]'', ''[[Film/TheMadwomanOfChaillot The Madwoman of Biggleswade'', Biggleswade]]'', and ''Krakatoa, ''[[Film/KrakatoaEastOfJava Krakatoa, East of Leamington'',[[note]] Leamington]]'',[[note]] At least Krakatoa actually ''was'' east of Leamington; it was not east of Java unless one went almost the entire way around the world![[/note]] one wonders why they didn't call the film ''Scott of Paignton''.
13th Apr '17 9:52:25 PM mlsmithca
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** Schlick explains to BBC correspondent Chris Conger (Graham) that they're about to shoot the scene where Scott gets off the boat onto an ice floe and fights a lion. Conger casually mentions that [[MisplacedWildlife there aren't any lions in the Antarctic]], so Schlick orders the lion fight cut. Kirk Vilb's apoplectic reaction to this development is hilarious, and Schlick offering to replace the lion with "an electric penguin, twenty feet high, with long green tentacles that sting people" does not satisfy him.
** The producers finally agree to change the setting from the Antarctic to the Sahara, with Scott now looking for a pole no-one else knows about. The fact that the shots still prominently feature the sea in the background belies any notion that they are in the world's largest desert and not on the Devon coast. Given that the company's previous films include the very unglamorous-sounding ''Lawrence of Glamorgan'', ''Bridge on the River Trent'', and ''Krakatoa, East of Leamington'',[[note]] At least Krakatoa actually ''was'' east of Leamington; it was not east of Java unless one went almost the entire way around the world![[/note]] one wonders why they didn't call the film ''Scott of Paignton''.
** Scott's fight with the lion begins with stock footage of a lion jumping, proceeds to him beating the stuffing out of a lifeless dummy, and suddenly turns into a boxing match with a man in a tatty lion suit. When he is finally defeated, the lion suddenly spurts a small yet powerful fountain of blood.
** Oates fights the electric penguin "twenty feet high, with long green tentacles that sting people"... the effects for which are achieved with an obvious reverse angle forced perspective shot using a model penguin twelve inches tall. When he finally defeats the penguin using a David vs. Goliath-esque stone launched from a slingshot (for which he uses his underpants), the model simply topples over sideways.
** Miss Evans' wildlife fight pits her against a man-eating rolltop writing desk, achieved by putting a giant set of teeth in the top part of the desk. She doesn't so much fight it as run screaming from it, deliberately running past a number of widely separated cacti so that her clothing can get caught on them and get torn off. (At which point, nearly twenty minutes into the episode, the announcer finally appears at his desk to declare, "And now for something completely different.")

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** Schlick explains to BBC correspondent Chris Conger (Graham) that they're about to shoot sees a problem with the scene where Scott gets off the boat onto an ice floe and fights a lion. Conger casually mentions that lion: [[MisplacedWildlife there aren't any lions in the Antarctic]], so Schlick orders the lion fight cut. Antarctic]]. Kirk Vilb's apoplectic reaction to this development is hilarious, and Schlick offering Schlick's decision to replace cut the lion is hilarious:
--->'''Schlick:''' Now, this afternoon, we're gonna shoot the scene where Scott gets off the boat, onto the ice floe, and he sees the lion, and he fights it, and he kills it, and the blood goes ''[mimes blood spurt]'' PSHHH in slow motion.\\
'''Conger:''' But- but there aren't any lions in the Antarctic.\\
'''Schlick:''' What?\\
'''Conger:''' There aren't any lions in the Antarctic.\\
'''Schlick:''' ... you're right! There are no lions in the Antartic [''sic'']! That's ridiculous! Whoever heard of a lion in the Antartic? Right! Lose the lion!\\
'''[=McRettin=]:''' ''[drunk yet excited]'' Gotta keep the lion, it's great!\\
'''Schlick:''' Lose the lion!\\
'''[=McRettin=]:''' ''[no less excited]'' GREAT! We're losing the lion! Re-write! Lose the lion, everyone! That's ''fantastic''...\\
'''Vilb:''' ''[marches over to Schlick]'' Hey, what's this about, ah, losing the lion?\\
'''Schlick:''' Uh, well, Kirk, we- we thought perhaps we might, uh, lose the fight
with "an the lion a little bit, Kirk, angel.\\
'''Vilb:''' ... '''''WHY!?'''''\\
'''Schlick:''' Uh, well, Kirkie doll, there ''are'' no lions in the Antartic, baby.\\
'''Vilb:''' I GET TO FIGHT THE LION!\\
'''Schlick:''' It'll be silly!\\
'''Vilb:''' LISTEN! I GOTTA FIGHT THE LION! THAT'S WHAT THAT GUY SCOTT'S ALL ABOUT! I KNOW, I STUDIED HIM ALREADY!\\
'''Schlick:''' But why couldn't you fight a penguin?\\
'''[=McRettin=]:''' Great! ''[punches the air, loses his balance, and falls to the ground]''\\
'''Vilb:''' Fight a rotten little penguin?\\
'''Schlick:''' It needn't be a ''little'' penguin, it can be the biggest penguin you've ever seen! An
electric penguin, twenty penguin! Twenty feet high, with high! With long green tentacles that... ''sting'' people! ''[he prods Conger in the chest; Conger flinches]'' And you can... stab it in the wings, and the blood can go spurting ''[mimes blood spurt]'' PSHHH in slow motion!\\
'''Vilb:''' The lion is in the contract!\\
'''Schlick:''' ''[defeated]'' He fights the lion. ''[Vilb leaves, [=McRettin=] runs over]''\\
'''[=McRettin=]:''' Even better! Great! Have a drink. ''[holds his bottle of booze toward Schlick and Conger]'' Lose the penguin! Stand by to shoot! ''[falls over drunk again]''
** Conger explains
that sting people" does not satisfy him.
** The producers finally agree to change
lions are found in Africa, so Schlick changes the setting from the Antarctic to the Sahara, with Scott now looking for a pole no-one else knows about. The fact that the shots still prominently feature the sea in the background belies any notion that they are in the world's largest desert and not on the Devon coast. Given that the company's previous films include the very unglamorous-sounding ''Lawrence of Glamorgan'', ''Bridge on the River Trent'', ''The Madwoman of Biggleswade'', and ''Krakatoa, East of Leamington'',[[note]] At least Krakatoa actually ''was'' east of Leamington; it was not east of Java unless one went almost the entire way around the world![[/note]] one wonders why they didn't call the film ''Scott of Paignton''.
** Scott's fight with the lion begins with stock footage of a lion jumping, proceeds to him beating the stuffing out of a lifeless dummy, and suddenly turns into a boxing match with a man in a tatty lion suit. suit (who somehow acquires a chair to smash over Scott's back, allowing them to stage a mock knife fight with the broken legs). When he is finally defeated, the lion suddenly spurts a small yet powerful fountain jet of blood.
blood from the middle of his chest that looks like someone switched on a lawn sprinkler.
** Oates fights the electric penguin "twenty feet high, with long green tentacles that sting people"... the effects for which are achieved with an obvious reverse angle forced perspective shot using a model penguin twelve inches tall. When he finally defeats the penguin using a David vs. Goliath-esque stone launched from a slingshot (for which he uses his underpants), the model simply topples over sideways.
backwards.
** Miss Evans' wildlife fight pits her against a man-eating rolltop writing desk, achieved by putting a giant set of teeth in the top part of the desk. desk and a man in the bottom to manoeuvre it. She doesn't so much fight it as run screaming from it, deliberately running past a number of widely separated cacti (requiring her to run in a very awkward arc) so that her clothing can get caught on them and get torn off. (At which point, nearly twenty minutes into By the episode, time she loses her brassiere ([[ToplessnessFromTheBack seen only from behind]]), she has passed the announcer finally appears at his desk to declare, desk; he hangs up his phone and intones, "And now for something completely different.")" Cue the "It's" man, the "Liberty Bell" March, and the opening titles, nearly twenty minutes in!
13th Apr '17 9:24:15 PM mlsmithca
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* The episode opens with a savage parody of LeFilmArtistique, Jean Kenneth Longueur's ''Le Fromage Grand''. The two scenes we see both involve Terry Jones and Carol Cleveland as "Brian Distel and Brianette Zatapathique"; they are both shot near a very large rubbish dump swarming with seagulls, as Carol/Brianette sits in a chair wearing a wig fourteen feet long and holding first a cabbage, then a cos lettuce (identified in the subtitles as a Webb's Wonder). The dialogue throughout is awkwardly written and equally awkwardly delivered (especially Terry/Brian as Stig's unexpected line in the first scene about being a revolutionary), while the second scene keeps cutting away to random bits of war stock footage, as well as John hitting Michael over the head with a club and Graham having a piano lid slam shut on his hands, before the cos lettuce starts ticking and finally explodes.

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* The episode opens with a savage parody of LeFilmArtistique, Jean Kenneth Longueur's ''Le Fromage Grand''. The two scenes we see both involve Terry Jones and Carol Cleveland as "Brian Distel and Brianette Zatapathique"; they are both shot near a very large rubbish dump swarming with seagulls, as Carol/Brianette sits in a chair wearing a wig fourteen feet long that reaches almost to the ground and holding first a cabbage, then a cos lettuce (identified in the subtitles as a Webb's Wonder). Wonderful lettuce. The dialogue throughout is awkwardly written and equally awkwardly delivered (especially Terry/Brian as Stig's unexpected line in the first scene about being a revolutionary), revolutionary) and even more awkwardly staged as the boom mike keeps dipping into shot, while the second scene keeps cutting away to random bits of war black and white stock footage, footage of war, rioting, and destruction, as well as John hitting Michael over the head with a club flail before turning to the camera and grinning, Graham having a grand piano lid slam shut on his hands, a chef played by Terry getting hit by an arrow, Carol kicking John in the shin, Graham being punched by an offscreen boxer, a nun delivering a GroinAttack to a policeman, Graham stomping on Terry's foot, Eric wearing a false moustache and poking John in the eye with an umbrella and then being doused with a bucket of water, and an Orthodox bishop sneaking up behind Eric to stab him in the chest, before the cos lettuce starts ticking and finally explodes.
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