History Funny / MontyPythonsFlyingCircus

19th Jul '16 1:30:55 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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* The Burglar 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.

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* 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.
9th Jul '16 8:48:14 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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'''Instructor:''' Now, the first thing to do when you are being stalked by an ugly mob with raspberries, is to... release the tiger!\\ ''(he presses a button, and the wall opens to reveal a wooden tiger which glides along rails toward Michael and Eric; sounds of roaring and cries of pain and alarm)''\\

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'''Instructor:''' Now, the first thing to do when you are being stalked by an ugly mob with raspberries, is to... release the tiger!\\ tiger!\\
''(he presses a button, and the wall opens to reveal a wooden tiger which glides along rails toward Michael and Eric; sounds of roaring and cries of pain and alarm)''\\
9th Jul '16 8:46:45 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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'''Instructor:''' ... shut up!\\

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'''Instructor:''' ... shut up!\\SHUT UP!\\



'''Instructor:''' SHUT UP!
** 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. As the students protest, they discover one of their instructor's fears:

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'''Instructor:''' SHUT UP!
Shut up!
** 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.
--->'''Instructor:''' Come at me with that bannana! Come at me with it! As long as you like. C'mon, c'mon, come--\\
(Graham Chapman calmly walks towards the instructor non-threateningly)\\
'''Instructor:''' NO, NO, no, no, no, no, no! Put something into it! For God's sake! HOLD IT LIKE THAT! SCREAM! NOW C'MON, C'MON ATTACK ME! C'MON, C'MON!\\
(Graham Chapman screams wildly and charges toward the instructor, who then shoots him dead.)\\
'''Instructor:''' NOW... (picks up bannana) now, I eat the banana!
**
As the students protest, they discover one of their instructor's fears:



'''Terry:''' A pineapple?\\

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'''Terry:''' A pineapple?\\Pineapple?\\



'''Instructor:''' Why not!?\\

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'''Instructor:''' Why not!?\\not?\\



'''Terry:''' You shot Mr. Harrison.\\
'''Instructor:''' That was self-defence! Come on, I promise I won't shoot you!\\

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'''Terry:''' You Well, you shot Mr. Harrison.\\
'''Instructor:''' That was self-defence! self-defense! Come on, I promise I won't shoot you!\\you.\\



'''Terry:''' No. Throw the gun away.\\

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'''Terry:''' No. Throw No, throw the gun away.\\



'''Instructor:''' ''(overlapping)'' No, no, I wasn't, I wasn't!...

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'''Instructor:''' ''(overlapping)'' No, no, I wasn't, I wasn't!... C'mon-- C'mon, you worm! You miserable little man, come at me then! Come on, do you worst, you WORM!



'''Instructor:''' Right, now don't rush me this time! I'm going to turn me back so you can stalk me! ''(does so)'' Right! Come up as quietly as you can, right!? Close up behind me, then, in with the raspberries, right?! Start moving! ''(Michael and Eric sneak up behind him)'' Now... the first thing to do when you are being stalked by an ugly mob with raspberries, is to... release the tiger! ''(he presses a button, and the wall opens to reveal a wooden tiger which glides along rails toward Michael and Eric; sounds of roaring and cries of pain and alarm)'' The great advantage of the tiger in unarmed combat is that it not only eats the raspberry-laden foe but also the raspberries! The tiger, however, does not relish the peach! The peach assailant should be attacked with a crocodile! ''(turns to the empty room)'' Right! Now, the rest of you, I know you're there! Lurking under the floorboards with your damsons and your prunes... hiding behind the wall bars with your quinces! Well, I'm ready for you! I've wired myself up to two hundred tons of gelignite, and if any one of you so much as tries anything we'll all go up together! I warned you! I warned you! Right, that's it! ''(BOOM)''

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'''Instructor:''' Right, now don't rush me this time! I'm going to turn me back so you can stalk me! ''(does so)'' Right! Come up as quietly as you can, right!? Close up behind me, then, in with the raspberries, right?! Start moving! moving!\\
''(Michael and Eric sneak up behind him)'' Now... him)''\\
'''Instructor:''' Now,
the first thing to do when you are being stalked by an ugly mob with raspberries, is to... release the tiger! tiger!\\ ''(he presses a button, and the wall opens to reveal a wooden tiger which glides along rails toward Michael and Eric; sounds of roaring and cries of pain and alarm)'' alarm)''\\
'''Instructor:'''
The great advantage of the tiger in unarmed combat is that it not only eats the raspberry-laden foe but also the raspberries! The tiger, however, does not relish the peach! The peach assailant should be attacked with a crocodile! ''(turns to the empty room)'' Right! Now, the rest of you, I know you're there! Lurking under the floorboards with your damsons and your prunes... hiding behind the wall bars with your quinces! Well, I'm ready for you! I've wired myself up to two hundred tons of gelignite, and if any one of you so much as tries anything we'll all go up together! I warned you! I warned you! Right, that's it! ''(BOOM)''it!\\
''(BOOM, an explosion occurs, but the instructor lives)''



** Or Tommies shown running through a battlefield shouting its German translation: "WENN IS DAS NUNSTRUCK GIT UN SLOTERMEYER? JA! BIEHERHUND DAS ODER DIE FLIPPERWALDT GERSPUT!"

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** Or Tommies shown running through a battlefield shouting its German translation: "WENN IS DAS NUNSTRUCK GIT UN SLOTERMEYER? SLOTERMEYER?! JA! BIEHERHUND DAS ODER DIE FLIPPERWALDT GERSPUT!"
7th Jul '16 1:55:16 PM mlsmithca
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* The Northern Playwright sketch, inverting the cliched father/son class struggle by having the course, vulgar ''father'' be the genius artist and the suit-wearing, well-spoken ''son'' the hard-working coal miner.
-->'''Ken''': One day you'll realize there's more to life than culture... There's dirt, and smoke, and GOOD HONEST SWEAT!\\
'''Dad''': GET OUT YOU LABOURER!

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* The Northern Playwright sketch, inverting the cliched father/son class struggle by having the course, coarse, vulgar ''father'' be the genius artist and the suit-wearing, well-spoken ''son'' the hard-working coal miner.
-->'''Ken''': ** As Ken (Eric) enters his parents' modestly-furnished front room, his mother (Terry Jones) is delighted to see him, but his father (Graham) is unimpressed by his clothes or the airs he thinks he has put on since leaving London for Yorkshire:
--->'''Mum:''' ''[opening front door to reveal Ken in a suit and tie]'' Oh, Dad! ''[she and Ken hug]'' Look who's come to see us, it's our Ken! ''[Ken reaches his hand toward his father, expecting a handshake; Dad spits on his hand instead]''\\
'''Dad:''' ''[heavy Northern accent]'' Aye, and about bloody time if you ask me!\\
'''Ken:''' ''[RP accent]'' Aren't you pleased to see me, Father?\\
'''Mum:''' Yes, of course he's pleased to see you, Ken, he's-\\
'''Dad:''' All right, woman, all right! I've got a tongue in me head! I'll do t' talking! ''[looks Ken up and down with disgust]'' Aye... I like yer fancy suit! Is that what they're wearing up in Yorkshire now!?\\
'''Ken:''' It's just an ordinary suit, Father. ''[Dad scoffs]'' It's all I've got apart from the overalls.\\
'''Mum:''' How are you liking it down the mine, Ken? ''[ushers him into a chair]''\\
'''Ken:''' ''[sitting down]'' Oh, it's not too bad, Mum. We're using some new tungsten carbide drills for the preliminary coalface scouring operations.\\
'''Mum:''' ''[handing Ken a cup of tea]'' Ooh, that sounds nice, dear.\\
'''Dad:''' ''"Tungsten carbide drills"!?'' What the bloody hell's "tungsten carbide drills"?!\\
'''Ken:''' ''[testily]'' It's something they use in coal mining, Father.\\
'''Dad:''' ''[sarcastically imitating Ken]'' "It's something they use in coal mining, Father!" You're bloody fancy talk since you left London!\\
'''Ken:''' Not that again...
** Ken's attempts to understand his father's world while getting him to accept the choices he has made quickly - and hilariously - break down:
--->'''Mum:''' Oh, he's, he's had a hard day, dear. His new play opens at t' National Theatre tomorrow!\\
'''Ken:''' Oh, that's good!\\
'''Dad:''' "Good"!? "GOOD"?! What do you know about it? What do ''you'' know about gettin' up at five o'clock in t' morning to fly to Paris, back at the Old Vic for drinks at twelve, sweating the day through press interviews, television interviews, then getting back here at ten to wrestle with the problem of a homosexual nymphomaniac drug addict involved in the ritual murder of a well-known Scottish footballer? That's a full working day, lad, ''and don't you forget it!''\\
'''Mum:''' Oh, don't shout at the boy, Father...\\
'''Dad:''' Aye, 'Ampstead wasn't ''good enough'' for you, was it! You 'ad to go poncin' off to Barnsley! You and your ''coal mining'' friends!\\
'''Ken:''' ''[his anger boils over]'' Coal mining is a wonderful thing, Father! ''[Dad scoffs; Ken stands up]'' But it's something ''you'll'' never understand! Just look at you!\\
'''Mum:''' ''[stands up and gets between Ken and Dad]'' Oh, Ken, be careful! You know what he's like after a few novels!\\
'''Dad:''' ''[stands up]'' Right. Right. Go on, lad, out wi' it. What's wrong wi' me?... yer TIT! ''[sits down again]''\\
'''Ken:''' I'll tell you what's wrong with you! Your head's addled with novels and poems! You come home every evening reeling of Chateau Latour!\\
'''Mum:''' Oh, don't, don't...\\
'''Ken:''' And look what you've done to Mother! She's worn out with meeting film stars, attending premieres, and giving gala luncheons!\\
'''Dad:''' ''[bolts to his feet, enraged]'' THERE'S NOWT WRONG WI' GALA LUNCHEONS, LAD! I've 'ad more gala luncheons than you've had hot dinners!\\
'''Mum:''' Oh, please!...
** As one final inversion, instead of Dad suffering a flare-up of black lung, as he would do if he were a coal miner, he starts suffering another medical ailment caused by his choice of profession:
--->'''Dad:''' Agh! ''[grabs his right forearm and sits down again]'' Aaagh!\\
'''Mum:''' Oh! Oh no! ''[rushes over to Dad]''\\
'''Ken:''' What is it?\\
'''Mum:''' It's his writer's cramp!\\
'''Ken:''' You never told me about this...\\
'''Mum:''' No, we didn't like to, Ken...\\
'''Dad:''' I'm all right, I'm all right, just... get him out of here!\\
'''Mum:''' Oh, Ken, you'd better go...\\
'''Ken:''' ''[starts walking toward the door]'' All right. I'm going.\\
'''Dad:''' After all we've done for him!\\
'''Ken:'''
One day you'll realize realise there's more to life than culture... There's dirt, and smoke, and GOOD HONEST SWEAT!\\
'''Dad''': Get out! Get out! GET OUT YOU LABOURER!LABOURER! ''[Ken slams the door behind him; Dad sits down again, then gets a flash of inspiration]'' Hey! You know, Mother? I think there's a play there! Get t' agent on t' phone!\\
'''Mum:''' Aye, I think you're right, Frank! It could express... ''[someone taps on the floor below them]'' It could express a vital theme of our age!...\\
''[cut to the flat below; a man (Michael) is banging on the ceiling with a broom handle]''\\
'''Man:''' Oh, ''shut up!'' SHUT UP!... oh, that's better. Now for something completely different: a man with three buttocks.\\
'''Mum, Dad:''' ''[from upstairs]'' WE'VE DONE THAT!\\
'''Man:''' OH, ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT! ''[bangs on the ceiling with the broom handle]'' A man with... nine legs.\\
'''Voice:''' ''[offscreen]'' He ran away!\\
'''Man:''' Oh, bloody hell!... ''[looks back and forth]'' Er... a Scotsman on a horse!\\
''[cut to a Scottish moor; bagpipe music plays as a stereotypically-attired Scotsman on a horse rides into shot, looking confused]''
2nd Jul '16 2:41:20 PM Shippudentimes
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* The description page for the official Youtube page:
-->''For 7 years you YouTubers have been ripping us off, taking tens of thousands of our videos and putting them on YouTube. Now the tables are turned. It's time for us to take matters into our own hands. [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou We know who you are, we know where you live and we could come after you in ways too horrible to tell.]] But being the extraordinarily nice chaps we are, we've figured a better way to get our own back: We've launched our own Monty Python channel on YouTube. No more of those crap quality videos you've been posting. We're giving you the real thing - HQ videos delivered straight from our vault. What's more, we're taking our most viewed clips and uploading brand new HQ versions. And what's even more, we're letting you see absolutely everything for free. So there! But we want something in return. None of your driveling, mindless comments. Instead, we want you to click on the links, buy our movies & TV shows and soften our pain and disgust at being ripped off all these years.''
26th Jun '16 12:04:56 AM SinclairSolutions42
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** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imWlSMgMFGE Upper-Class Twit of the Year]]" dials the UpperClassTwit trope UpToEleven with its heroic yet profoundly stupid quintet of competitors doing what upper-class twits do best: running over old ladies, waking up the neighbours by slamming their car doors, heaping abuse on waiters, and generally displaying an almost complete lack of brains or manners. The adrenaline-charged commentary by Creator/JohnCleese on these events exemplifies MundaneMadeAwesome. Some highlights:

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** "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imWlSMgMFGE com/watch?v=MqObJtGrKaA Upper-Class Twit of the Year]]" dials the UpperClassTwit trope UpToEleven with its heroic yet profoundly stupid quintet of competitors doing what upper-class twits do best: running over old ladies, waking up the neighbours by slamming their car doors, heaping abuse on waiters, and generally displaying an almost complete lack of brains or manners. The adrenaline-charged commentary by Creator/JohnCleese on these events exemplifies MundaneMadeAwesome. Some highlights:
25th Jun '16 10:59:14 PM SinclairSolutions42
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ona-RhLfRfc The "Nudge Nudge" sketch]] is one of the few Python sketches to feature a proper punchline, but, as with all of their sketches, the build-up is much funnier, and the punchline is deliberately hammed up to make it anti-climactic. From "Mr. Nudge" asking his fellow drinker if his wife is "a goer" ("She sometimes goes, yes!"), leading him to ask if he's trying to sell something, then "Mr. Nudge" asking if the other man's wife is "a sport" ("She's very fond of cricket, as a matter of fact!" "... who isn't?"), suggesting she's "been around" ("Yes, she's travelled, she's from Purley!" "Oh, say no more, Purley!"), and asking if she's interested in "photographs" ("No, we don't have a camera!"), and finally making lusty "WOOAAAGHH!" noises, all the while punctuated with [[CatchPhrase "Nudge nudge, know what I mean, nudge nudge, say no more!"]] and variations thereon. At which point the other drinker slams down his pint:

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* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ona-RhLfRfc com/watch?v=AGrvQ1c5khU The "Nudge Nudge" sketch]] is one of the few Python sketches to feature a proper punchline, but, as with all of their sketches, the build-up is much funnier, and the punchline is deliberately hammed up to make it anti-climactic. From "Mr. Nudge" asking his fellow drinker if his wife is "a goer" ("She sometimes goes, yes!"), leading him to ask if he's trying to sell something, then "Mr. Nudge" asking if the other man's wife is "a sport" ("She's very fond of cricket, as a matter of fact!" "... who isn't?"), suggesting she's "been around" ("Yes, she's travelled, she's from Purley!" "Oh, say no more, Purley!"), and asking if she's interested in "photographs" ("No, we don't have a camera!"), and finally making lusty "WOOAAAGHH!" noises, all the while punctuated with [[CatchPhrase "Nudge nudge, know what I mean, nudge nudge, say no more!"]] and variations thereon. At which point the other drinker slams down his pint:
25th Jun '16 9:27:16 PM SinclairSolutions42
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* The Mouse Problem, a thinly-disguised criticism of society's views on homosexuality during the late 60s ...

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK92NYwBMts The Mouse Problem, Problem]], a thinly-disguised criticism of society's views on homosexuality during the late 60s ...
25th Jun '16 8:07:21 AM wittylibrarian
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** Meanwhile, Graham Chapman sneaks into the background [[WholesomeCrossdresser as a "sexy" show hostess]] with a gong, proceeds to ShowSomeLeg, and once the pepperpot gets her star prize - a BLOW on the HEAD ''whump'' - [[FunnyBackgroundEvent hits the gong]]. Whereupon a mob of Anglican priests jump him.
20th Jun '16 8:05:14 PM mlsmithca
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** You have Eric, dressed as a woman, ironing all sorts of things, including the cat, the radio and various bits of crockery.

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** You have Eric, dressed Eric as a woman, the mother, ironing all sorts of things, including the cat, the radio and various bits of crockery.crockery. Halfway through the sketch, she gets a phone call suggesting that she, or possibly even the entire family, may be involved in the making of a Hollywood film starring Faye Dunaway.



** Michael, as younger son Ralph, knocks everything in sight over, and eventually causes the table to collapse. He even breaks the sink.
** Terry Jones, the father, spends the whole sketch mumbling about different types of cereal and how they effect his bowel movements.
** 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.

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** Michael, as younger son Ralph, knocks over everything he touches. He breaks the sink in sight over, half when he tries to wash up, and eventually causes the table entire kitchen wall to collapse. He even breaks collapse when he goes to answer the sink.
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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.
** 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.beans, while his disgusted father wafts the air near him with his newspaper.



** Graham, looking absolutely shocking, is the daughter, Valerie, who is dressed in a PVC red skirt and has a huge beehive hairdo. She gets offended when Michael's character keeps going on about Rhodesia, calling him a racist.

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** Graham, looking absolutely shocking, shocking with his face pancaked with makeup, is the daughter, Valerie, who is dressed in a PVC red skirt and has a huge beehive hairdo. She gets offended when Michael's character keeps going on about Rhodesia, calling him a racist.



** The random RunningGag of a short, balding old man emerging from the kitchen cupboard whenever one of the characters says "Dad", only to go back into the cupboard when told the speaker didn't mean him.



** And then the postman comes swinging into the room Tarzan-style, for ''no reason whatsoever''.
** And when the panel are consulted, it turns out that they think the Garibaldis ''aren't awful enough!''

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** And then there are the visitors. With an election on the horizon, the Liberal candidate shows up and... gives a parody martial arts demonstration to the uninterested Mrs Garibaldi. And then at the end of the sketch, the postman comes swinging into the room Tarzan-style, for ''no reason whatsoever''.
** And when the panel are consulted, it turns out that they think the Garibaldis ''aren't awful enough!''enough!'' They end up in third behind the Featherstonehaugh-Cholmondleys ([[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY pronounced "Fanshaw-Chumleys"]]), a family of four {{Upper Class Twit}}s who talk at the top of their lungs and all at the same time while sat around the dinner table, and the Jodrell family, whose footage was so awful the judges can't even show it.
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