History Funny / MontyPythonsFlyingCircus

31st Dec '16 12:19:59 PM mlsmithca
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** Terry Jones, the father, spends the whole sketch mumbling about different types of cereal and how they effect his bowel movements. To drive the point home, he is sitting on a toilet instead of a chair at the kitchen table.

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** Terry Jones, the father, spends the whole sketch mumbling about different types of cereal and how they effect affect his bowel movements. To drive the point home, he is sitting on a toilet instead of a chair at the kitchen table.
23rd Nov '16 10:21:00 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** The instructor then forces Mr. Tinned Peach - er, Thompson (Terry Jones) - to lunge at him with a raspberry. Thompson is not so keen:

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** The instructor then forces Mr. Tinned Peach - er, Thompson (Terry Jones) (Creator/TerryJones) - to lunge at him with a raspberry. Thompson is not so keen:



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GH7pfVvCII ''The Visitors'']] from episode 9 is very funny, and also rare, as it features all six of the Pythons, as well as Carol, on set at the same time. It follows poor Victor (Graham) who is trying to have a quiet evening in with his girlfriend, Iris (Carol), but finds himself getting repeatedly gate crashed by a group of horrible people.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GH7pfVvCII ''The Visitors'']] from episode 9 is very funny, and also rare, as it features all six of the Pythons, as well as Carol, Creator/CarolCleveland, on set at the same time. It follows poor Victor (Graham) who is trying to have a quiet evening in with his girlfriend, Iris (Carol), but finds himself getting repeatedly gate crashed by a group of horrible people.



* The Burglar (who is actually an Encyclopedia Salesman) sketch, in which Eric Idle tells a housewife that he'd like to enter her house and steal a few things; she remains suspicious that he's actually selling encyclopaedias, but finally agrees to let him in. Sure enough, as he begins taking things from her shelves and putting them in his jacket, he muses, "Mind you, I don't know whether you've really considered the advantages of owning a really fine set of modern encyclopaedias!" And that was a successful encyclopaedia salesman. An unsuccessful one is portrayed as a mannequin plummeting from a tall building. Followed by two more.

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* The Burglar (who is actually an Encyclopedia Salesman) sketch, in which Eric Idle Creator/EricIdle tells a housewife that he'd like to enter her house and steal a few things; she remains suspicious that he's actually selling encyclopaedias, but finally agrees to let him in. Sure enough, as he begins taking things from her shelves and putting them in his jacket, he muses, "Mind you, I don't know whether you've really considered the advantages of owning a really fine set of modern encyclopaedias!" And that was a successful encyclopaedia salesman. An unsuccessful one is portrayed as a mannequin plummeting from a tall building. Followed by two more.



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq_0GKqSii8 And in the middle of Palin doing tribute speech for George Harrison. It counts as the tribute too.]]

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq_0GKqSii8 And in the middle of Palin doing tribute speech for George Harrison.Music/GeorgeHarrison. It counts as the tribute too.]]



** The 1979 ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlIXn0r0AY8 Secret Policeman's Ball]]'' version, with Rowan Atkinson as the guest Yorkshireman, is outstanding, partly because of the pacing and the quality of the performances, but also because the director keeps returning to Cleese's reaction throughout: he [[DeathGlare becomes more and more stony-faced]] as the others' tales of woe become more and more outrageous, until he finally sits forward, [[KnuckleCracking says "Right -"]], and proceeds to [[CurbStompBattle top them all]] with the most terrifying childhood misery story in the history of the sketch, delivered with trademark Cleese intensity. Terry Jones is corpsing so much that he has to hide his face.
** The charity version with Vic Reeves, Harry Enfield, Creator/EddieIzzard and Creator/AlanRickman (!) at the Secret Policeman's Ball is also worth mentioning.

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** The 1979 ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlIXn0r0AY8 Secret Policeman's Ball]]'' version, with Rowan Atkinson Creator/RowanAtkinson as the guest Yorkshireman, is outstanding, partly because of the pacing and the quality of the performances, but also because the director keeps returning to Cleese's reaction throughout: he [[DeathGlare becomes more and more stony-faced]] as the others' tales of woe become more and more outrageous, until he finally sits forward, [[KnuckleCracking says "Right -"]], and proceeds to [[CurbStompBattle top them all]] with the most terrifying childhood misery story in the history of the sketch, delivered with trademark Cleese intensity. Terry Jones is corpsing so much that he has to hide his face.
** The charity version with Vic Reeves, Harry Enfield, Creator/HarryEnfield, Creator/EddieIzzard and Creator/AlanRickman (!) at the Secret Policeman's Ball is also worth mentioning.



* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs8KNgT-kqo "crunchy frog"]] sketch, which may be J.K. Rowling's inspiration for the chocolate frogs of ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' (At the very least, it is the source of Cockroach Clusters, another candy in HP).

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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs8KNgT-kqo "crunchy frog"]] sketch, which may be J.K. Rowling's Creator/JKRowling's inspiration for the chocolate frogs of ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' (At the very least, it is the source of Cockroach Clusters, another candy in HP).



* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khXJqedYRpw "Blackmail" sketch]] on its own is nothing special writing-wise, but something about the voice Michael Palin uses for the SmarmyHost character just so completely sells it that you're hard-pressed not to laugh.

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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khXJqedYRpw "Blackmail" sketch]] on its own is nothing special writing-wise, but something about the voice Michael Palin Creator/MichaelPalin uses for the SmarmyHost character just so completely sells it that you're hard-pressed not to laugh.



** Terry Gilliam, once again given a horrible role, is older son Kevin, a fat, flatulent boy who is either constantly eating beans or moaning that he's run out of beans, while his disgusted father wafts the air near him with his newspaper.

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** Terry Gilliam, Creator/TerryGilliam, once again given a horrible role, is older son Kevin, a fat, flatulent boy who is either constantly eating beans or moaning that he's run out of beans, while his disgusted father wafts the air near him with his newspaper.
26th Oct '16 1:28:18 AM InTheGallbladder
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-->'''Hungarian:''' Please fondle my buttocks.\\
'''Businessman:''' ''[entirely unfazed]'' Ah yes. Past the post office, 200 yards down, and then left at the lights.

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-->'''Hungarian:''' ''[faltering]'' Please fondle my buttocks.\\
'''Businessman:''' ''[entirely ''[completely unfazed]'' Ah yes. Past the post office, 200 yards down, and then left at the lights.
25th Oct '16 1:35:09 AM InTheGallbladder
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'''Hungarian:''' ''[reading from phrasebook again]'' You great pouf.\\

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'''Hungarian:''' ''[reading from phrasebook again]'' You great pouf.poof.\\


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**The film version adds this exchange:
-->'''Hungarian:''' Please fondle my buttocks.\\
'''Businessman:''' ''[entirely unfazed]'' Ah yes. Past the post office, 200 yards down, and then left at the lights.
18th Oct '16 6:00:25 PM Aeon1337
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'''Tobacconist:''' It costs 6/6... ''[mumbling as he searches]'' "Costs six and..." Here we are... ''[reads from phrasebook]'' [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Yandelvayasna grldenwi stravenka.]] ''[the Hungarian looks very offended and punches him in the face]'' WAGHH!\\

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'''Tobacconist:''' It costs 6/6... ''[mumbling as he searches]'' "Costs six and..." Here we are... ''[reads from phrasebook]'' [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Yandelvayasna Yandelavasa grldenwi stravenka.]] ''[the Hungarian looks very offended and punches him in the face]'' WAGHH!\\
12th Sep '16 9:45:26 AM Prfnoff
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* The "Scott of the Sahara" sketch:
** The leading actor's apoplectic reaction to being told that Scott can't fight a lion because [[MisplacedWildlife there aren't any lions in the Antarctic]].
** Scott's fight with the lion (as filmed after the producers agree to change the setting), which begins with him beating the stuffing out of a lifeless dummy and suddenly turns into a boxing match with a man in a lion suit.
29th Aug '16 5:53:58 AM Aquila89
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-->"Pretty strong meat there from ''[sniff]'' Sam Peckinpah!"

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-->"Pretty strong meat there from ''[sniff]'' Sam Peckinpah!"Peckinpah!" ''(gunned down in slow motion)''
29th Aug '16 5:48:42 AM Aquila89
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-->'''Inspector Praline:''' That's as maybe, it's still a frog.\\

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-->'''Inspector '''Inspector Praline:''' That's as maybe, it's still a frog.\\
29th Aug '16 5:48:20 AM Aquila89
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-->'''Mr. Milton:''' We use only the finest baby frogs, dew picked and flown from Iraq, cleansed in finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and then sealed in a succulent Swiss quintuple smooth treble cream milk chocolate envelope and lovingly frosted with glucose.\\
-->'''Inspector Praline:''' That's as maybe, it's still a frog.\\
'''Mr. Milton:''' What else?\\
'''Praline:''' Well don't you even take the bones out?\\
'''Mr. Milton:''' If we took the bones out it wouldn't be ''crunchy'' would it?
18th Aug '16 5:37:15 PM mlsmithca
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** He tells them the key is to disarm the attacker and then eat the banana. What he doesn't tell them is that disarming the attacker involves shooting him, as one student (played by Creator/GrahamChapman) finds out the difficult (and fatal) way.

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** He tells them the key is to disarm the attacker and then eat the banana. What he doesn't tell them is that disarming the attacker involves shooting him, as one student (played by Creator/GrahamChapman) Mr. Apricot - er, Harrison (Creator/GrahamChapman) - finds out the difficult (and fatal) way.
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