History Series / MontyPythonsFlyingCircus

21st Mar '17 10:31:19 AM Bissek
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* EngagementChallenge: In the second of the German episodes, in order to win the hand of Princess Mitzy, her suitors were required by her father to climb to the tallest tower in the castle, armed only with a sword, and throw themselves out the window. Until the Queen pointed out that the region was running out of princes, and forced the king to change it to running down to the shops to get a pack of Rothmans. Then a second prince stole away the engagement by slaying a (wooden) dragon and claiming the StandardHeroReward. At which point the original prince called in his evil witch stepmother to reclaim the engagement, and she cursed everyone in the kingdom to be turned into chickens. Including herself. [[ItMakesSenseInContext At which point the kingdom was raided by chicken prospectors]].
21st Mar '17 6:49:07 AM Bissek
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* ClothingDamage: The "Scott in the Sahara" sketch includes a scene where Carol Cleveland's character is running away and keeps getting her clothing caught on and pulled off by cacti. The cacti are separated so far away from each other that it quickly becomes obvious that she's deliberately running from one cactus to the next so that this can happen.
19th Mar '17 6:05:44 PM Mullon
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* CulturePolice: "The Housewives of Britain" show a band of housewives going around imposing their conservative mentality on the British populace. Amonsgt their acts of cleaning up society is to cover up nude artwork, interrupting a scene from ''{{Theatre/Othello}}'' of Othello and Desdemona in bed, and go on a book burning campaign against foreign literature like [[{{Creator/JeanPaulSartre}} Jean-Paul Sartre]].

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* CulturePolice: "The Housewives of Britain" show a band of housewives going around imposing their conservative mentality on the British populace. Amonsgt Among their acts of cleaning up society is are to cover up nude artwork, interrupting interrupt a scene from ''{{Theatre/Othello}}'' of Othello and Desdemona in bed, and go on a book burning campaign against foreign literature like [[{{Creator/JeanPaulSartre}} Jean-Paul Sartre]].



* LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics: Parodied in the sketch "Spectrum":
-->'''Man:''' This column represents twenty-three percent of the population. This column represents twenty-''eight'' percent of the population! And this column represents ''forty-three percent'' of the population!\\
'''Host:''' Telling figures indeed. But what do they mean to you? What do they mean to me? What do they mean to the average man on the street?



* MostDefinitelyNotAVillain: "Mr. Hilter" and his cronies, "Ron Vibbentrop" and "Mr. Bimmler".



* OrSoIHeard: Ron Vibbentrop drops a similar phrase alongside a SuspiciouslySpecificDenial when someone jokes that he's not [[ThoseWackyNazis Von Ribbentrop]].
-->'''Ron Vibbentrop:''' Nein! Nein! Nein! Nein! Oh. Ha ha. No, different other chap. I in Somerset am being born. Von Ribbentrop is born in Gotterdammerstrasse 46, Dusseldorf Vest 8... so they say!![[note]] Von Ribbentrop was actully born in Wesel, just outside Dusseldorf.[[/note]]



* PaperThinDisguise: Taken UpToEleven in the "Hitler in England" episode. Hitler, Himmler and Von Ribbentrop have actually survived and are hiding out in an English bed-and-breakfast. Their disguise is virtually non-existent, limited to partly modifying their names and making lame attempts to sound English; they haven't even changed out of their Nazi garb...yet no one at the rooming house sees them as anything other than a bunch of jolly good old British chaps!
-->'''Landlady:''' Well it's the North Minehead bye-election. Mr Hilter's standing as the National Bocialist candidate. He's got wonderful plans for Minehead!\\
'''Mr. Johnson:''' Like what?\\
'''Landlady:''' Well, for a start he wants to annex Poland.\\
'''Mr. Johnson:''' Oh, North Minehead's Conservative, isn't it?



* PoliticiansKissBabies: Subverted by "[[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Mr Hilter]]" while canvassing for the North Minehead By-Election.
-->'''Mother''': I gave him my baby to kiss, and he bit it - on the head!



* RapidFireNo: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tABcyXqv98 No, no, no, no, bloody fairy, no, no...]]



* RenamedTheSame: When UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler hides out in Minehead as Adolf Hilter. His cronies Von Ribbentrop and Heinrich Himmler are similarly renamed Ron Vibbentrop and Heinrich Bimmler.



* ThoseWackyNazis: "Hitler in England"[[note]]It's "HILTER"[[/note]]



* UpperClassTwit: The TropeNamer, from "The Upper Class Twit of the Year Contest".



* WindbagPolitician: One sketch has an interviewed man claim that "as a Conservative, he likes to drone on and on" until he keels over backwards, foaming at the mouth.
12th Mar '17 5:02:53 PM Mullon
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* BedroomAdulteryScene: "Strangers in the Night"



* CrammingTheCoffin: PlayedForLaughs in Episode 11 where a group of undertakers carrying a coffin climb into it one by one as they become exhausted.



* HatesSmallTalk: "Vocational Guidance Counsellor" sketch has this exchange between Palin and Cleese (no prizes for guessing who plays what):
-->'''Counsellor:''' Ah, Mr Anchovy! Do sit down. \\
'''Mr Anchovy:''' Thank you. Take the weight off the feet, eh? Lovely weather for the time of year I must say!\\
'''Counsellor:''' Enough of this gay banter.



* LaughTrack: Parodied in the "Interesting People" sketch, the announcer had a switch which could turn on canned applause whenever he needed it.



* LightsOffSomebodyDies: "The Detective Sketch" has a police detective entering a house to investigate a murder, he sits down, the lights go out, a shot is heard, and when the lights come on, he's dead. A second policeman comes in to investigate the first's murder and want to recreate the crime, so he asks for the lights to be turned off, and he's shot.



* UntitledTitle: The A&E video release lists Episode 10 as "Untitled".
4th Mar '17 5:10:59 PM Xtifr
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: The show is infamous for using celebrities from history in their sketches, often in a nonsensical context, such as Cardinal Richelieu, UsefulNotes/AttilaTheHun, Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart, Creator/WilliamShakespeare, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, UsefulNotes/GeorgeIII, Creator/OscarWilde, Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw, James Whistler, UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria, Graf Ferdinand von Zeppelin, The Brothers Montgolfier, UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte, Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, Music/LudwigVanBeethoven,... and these are just the ''famous'' ones. References to more obscure people also occur.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: The show is infamous for using celebrities from history in their sketches, often in a nonsensical context, such as Cardinal Richelieu, UsefulNotes/AttilaTheHun, Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart, Creator/WilliamShakespeare, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, UsefulNotes/GeorgeIII, Creator/OscarWilde, Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw, James Whistler, UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria, Graf Ferdinand von Zeppelin, The Brothers Montgolfier, UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte, Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar, Music/LudwigVanBeethoven,... and these are just the ''famous'' ones. References to more obscure people also occur.
1st Mar '17 12:07:14 AM FordPrefect
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After their original run ended, the Python troupe made besides their own films many more in various non-Python-related collaborations, and all its members went on to continued success in film, television and other media. However Creator/MontyPython, as a troupe, disbanded upon the death of member Graham Chapman (Though fans often consider any film with two or more members of the troupe in it as a Python film despite this).

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After their original run ended, the Python troupe made besides their own films many more in various non-Python-related collaborations, and all its members went on to continued success in film, television and other media. However Creator/MontyPython, as a troupe, disbanded upon the death of member Graham Chapman (Though (though fans often consider any film with two or more members of the troupe in it as a Python film despite this).
18th Feb '17 6:00:27 PM Mullon
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* DodgyToupee: the three men who work in the toupee department of the store in the fourth series episode Michael Ellis are all convinced that their toupees are amazing. In reality, they don't even match their real hair in colour, and look just plain awful.

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* DodgyToupee: the The three men who work in the toupee department of the store in the fourth series episode Michael Ellis are all convinced that their toupees are amazing. In reality, they don't even match their real hair in colour, and look just plain awful.



* DoubleVision: The "Kilimanjaro Expedition" sketch has Sir George Head [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever OBE]] who suffered from double vision and keeps seeing two people in place of one, or four in the case of twins, including two of himself. At the end of the sketch, it turns out there are two George Heads, shown with one George Head on a ChromaKey screen superimposed next to the other one.



* ImprovisedPlatform: Described in the Lumberjack scene: "I always wanted... to be a lumberjack! Leaping from tree to tree, as they float down the mighty rivers of British Columbia!"



* SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX: In an irate letter responding to "The Lumberjack Song" a man (voiced by Cleese) mentions that a number of his friends are lumberjacks, and only a few of them are transvestites.



* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: Used in the "Barber Sketch" where the barber leaves a recording of himself chatting with the customer, the deception was so good that it repeated a line when the customer said he didn't hear it.



* UpperClassTwit: the TropeNamer, from "The Upper Class Twit of the Year Contest".

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* UpperClassTwit: the The TropeNamer, from "The Upper Class Twit of the Year Contest".
7th Feb '17 2:45:13 PM LondonKdS
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* WhenPropsAttack: The deliberately-awful fight with the lion during the "Scott of the Sahara" sketch, which randomly switches between stock footage of a real lion, a man in a cheap lion costume, and "Scott" holding a small cuddly toy lion to his neck.
7th Feb '17 12:23:30 PM Gosicrystal
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** ''And Now For Something Completely Different'' redoes the cartoon and keeps "cancer."

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** ''And Now For Something Completely Different'' redoes the cartoon and keeps "cancer.""cancer".



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* DistinctionWithoutADifference: "Katie Boyle is not a looney - she is a ''Television Personality''."
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* [[DontLikeDontRead Don't Like, Don't Eat]]: In the "Spam" sketch, Mrs. Bun tries to order one of the spam-filled dishes with the spam removed, and argues with the waitress over it, despite there being two items on the menu with no spam in them, one of which was exactly what she was trying to order.

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* [[DontLikeDontRead Don't Like, Don't Eat]]: DontLikeDontRead: In the "Spam" sketch, Mrs. Bun tries to order one of the spam-filled dishes with the spam removed, and argues with the waitress over it, despite there being two items on the menu with no spam in them, one of which was exactly what she was trying to order.



* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins

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* FakeHairDrama: The toupee sketch.

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* [[ShesGotlegs He's Got Legs]]: Ministry of Silly Walks (possibly) unintentionally does a lot to emphasize Creator/JohnCleese's long slender dextrous legs.

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* [[ShesGotlegs He's Got Legs]]: HesGotLegs: Ministry of Silly Walks (possibly) unintentionally does a lot to emphasize Creator/JohnCleese's long slender dextrous legs.



* IAmNotShazam [[invoked]]

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* IAmNotShazam IAmNotShazam: [[invoked]]



* NoExceptYes: "Katie Boyle is not a looney - she is a ''Television Personality''."
6th Feb '17 4:33:44 PM WaveSwallow
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* CulturePolice: "The Housewives of Britain" show a band of housewives going around imposing their conservative mentality on the British populace. Amonsgt their acts of cleaning up society is to cover up nude artwork, interrupting a scene from ''{{Theatre/Othello}}'' of Othello and Desdemona in bed, and go on a book burning campaign against foreign literature like [[{{Creator/JeanPaulSartre}} Jean-Paul Sartre]].
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