03:54:56 PM Sep 14th 2011
- Subversion: The boys behind Monty Python's Flying Circus apparently felt no need to tack a punchline at the end of every sketch, no matter what the BBC told them. They usually offered a segue into the next sketch instead, though a few sketches made fun of such punchlines. The restaurant sketch with the dirty fork is an example of the latter, where the cheesiness of the punchline (which is marked by a title card saying 'And now for the punchline' and was "Luckily I didn't tell him about the dirty knife.") is shown to ruin the humour of the sketch. When a later sketch is ended by a policeman who tries to arrest everyone for making a strange sketch, another policeman then enters and tries to arrest everyone else for trying to get out of the sketch without a punchline.