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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: The first part of the "Cheese Shop" sketch:
-->'''Mousebender:''' I was sitting in the public library in Thurmond Street just now, skimming through ''Rogue Herries'' by Horace Walpole, when suddenly I came over all peckish.\\
'''Wensleydale:''' Peckish, sir?\\
'''Mousebender:''' Esurient.\\
'''Wensleydale:''' Eh?\\
'''Mousebender:''' (''in broad Yorkshire accent'') Eee, I were all hungry, like.\\
'''Wensleydale:''' Oh, hungry.\\
'''Mousebender:''' (''in his normal voice'') In a nutshell. So, I thought to myself, "A little fermented curd will do the trick." So, I curtailed my Walpolling activities, sallied forth, and infiltrated your place of purveyance to negotiate the vending of some cheesy comestibles.\\
'''Wensleydale:''' Come again?\\
'''Mousebender:''' (''in broad Northern accent'') I want to buy some cheese.


* CampGay: Ginger in the first sketch, although he insists he is not.



* FunWithSubtitles: The subtitles around the "Salad Days" sketch, which criticize the film critic for constantly sniffing, then laugh at her when she gets shot for her constant sniffing.

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* FunWithSubtitles: The subtitles around the "Salad Days" sketch, which criticize the film critic Philip Jenkinson for constantly sniffing, then laugh at her him when she he gets shot for her his constant sniffing.


* PrecisionFStrike: John Cleese's character doesn't care how ''fucking'' runny the shop's brie might be, just that it be handed over.

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* PrecisionFStrike: In the live version of the Cheese Shop sketch, John Cleese's character doesn't care how ''fucking'' runny the shop's brie might be, just that it be handed over.over. In the original TV version, he doesn't care how ''excrementally'' runny the Camembert is.

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* ImplausibleDeniability: The Cheese Shop owner's ever-versatile list of reasons as to why his cheese shop seems entirely untouched by even a single gram of cheese, right down to the cat having ''just'' eaten some.


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* LongList: The Cheese Shop sketch is John Cleese listing out every kind of cheese in the vain hopes there might be some for his consumption.


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* PrecisionFStrike: John Cleese's character doesn't care how ''fucking'' runny the shop's brie might be, just that it be handed over.

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* NewscasterCameo: Richard Baker appears once again as himself near the end, [[BrickJoke reading an item about storage jars]], and getting to deliver the episode's RunningGag: "Lemon curry?"

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* FunWithSubtitles: The subtitles around the "Salad Days" sketch, which criticize the film critic for constantly sniffing, then laugh at her when she gets shot for her constant sniffing.


* SoundtrackDissonance: "Sam Peckinpah's Salad Days" has a nice cheery piano number to match the bright scenery, which is totally opposed to the carnage that takes place.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: "Sam Peckinpah's Salad Days" has a nice cheery piano number to match the bright scenery, which is totally opposed to the carnage that takes place.place.
* WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife: Invoked by John Cleese's character in the "Cheese Shop" sketch after he shoots the shopkeeper of a cheese shop, because he just found out that the shop is completely devoid of cheese after five minutes of questioning the shopkeeper.

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* LessEmbarrassingTerm: From the first sketch--
-->'''Miss Bladder''': I'm not a courtesan!\\
'''Biggles (Graham Chapman)''': Courtesan? Oh, oh, aren't we grand? Harlot's not good enough for us, eh? Paramour, concubine, fille de joie, that's what we're not. Well, you listen to me, my fine fellow, you are a bit of tail, that's what you are!\\
'''Miss Bladder:''' I am not, you demented fictional character.\\
'''Biggles:''' Algy says you are. He says you're no better than you should be.\\
'''Miss Bladder''': And how would ''he'' know?\\
'''Biggles''': And just what do you mean by that? Are you calling my old fictional comrade-in-arms a fairy?\\
'''Miss Bladder''': Fairy? Poof's not good enough for Algy, is it? He's got to be a bleedin' fairy! Mincing old RAF queen!


And now, it's: high flying hero Biggles dictating a letter, mountaineers attempting to scale Uxbridge Road, nosy old women, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the television show ''Storage Jars'']], a cartoon of a television ruining a man's eyes, a recap of the show, a man trying to buy cheese at an empty cheese shop, and a preview of [[Creator/SamPeckinpah Sam Peckinpah's]] ''Salad Days'', an apology for the previous sketch, and finally an interlude.

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And now, it's: high flying hero Biggles dictating a letter, mountaineers attempting to scale Uxbridge Road, nosy old women, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the television show ''Storage Jars'']], a cartoon of a television ruining a man's eyes, a recap of the show, a man trying to buy cheese at an empty cheese shop, and shop ("Cheese Shop Sketch"), a preview of [[Creator/SamPeckinpah Sam Peckinpah's]] ''Salad Days'', an apology for the previous sketch, and finally an interlude.


And now, it's: high flying hero Biggles dictating a letter, mountaineers attempting to scale Uxbridge Road, nosy old women, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the television show ''Storage Jars'']], a cartoon of a television ruining a man's eyes, a recap of the show, a man trying to buy cheese at an empty cheese shop, and a preview of Sam Peckinpah's ''Salad Days'', an apology for the previous sketch, and finally an interlude.

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And now, it's: high flying hero Biggles dictating a letter, mountaineers attempting to scale Uxbridge Road, nosy old women, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the television show ''Storage Jars'']], a cartoon of a television ruining a man's eyes, a recap of the show, a man trying to buy cheese at an empty cheese shop, and a preview of [[Creator/SamPeckinpah Sam Peckinpah's Peckinpah's]] ''Salad Days'', an apology for the previous sketch, and finally an interlude.



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* AnnoyingBackgroundEvent: At the beginning of the cheeseshop sketch, we see two men dancing in the shop accompanied by a bouzouki, occasionally visible in different camera shots. As Cleese's patience slowly erodes due to the lack of cheese in the shop, he finally snaps at them to stop the music.
* BloodierAndGorier: Parodied and taken hilariously UpToEleven in the "Salad Days" sketch, which is a supposed film version of the incredibly [[TastesLikeDiabetes twee]], [[UpperClassTwit upperclass]], turn-of-the-century stage play -- Directed by Sam Peckinpah. BloodyHilarious.
* FreudianExcuse: After "Sam Peckinpah's Salad Days", a fake apology appears, stating that the creators "all come from broken homes and have very unhappy personal lives, especially Eric."
* IncessantMusicMadness: In the Cheese Shop sketch, when John Cleese's character enters, there are some guys playing Greek music and dancing. After several minutes of the annoying music in the background, he turns around and yells, "Will you shut that bloody dancing up!" and they stop playing.
* MadeOfPlasticine: "Sam Peckinpah's Salad Days" has a peaceful summer scene ruined due to the participants all being this, [[{{Gorn}} accidentally maiming and dismembering]] each other.
* SoundtrackDissonance: "Sam Peckinpah's Salad Days" has a nice cheery piano number to match the bright scenery, which is totally opposed to the carnage that takes place.

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Title: ''Salad Days''

Original Airdate: 30/11/1972

And now, it's: high flying hero Biggles dictating a letter, mountaineers attempting to scale Uxbridge Road, nosy old women, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the television show ''Storage Jars'']], a cartoon of a television ruining a man's eyes, a recap of the show, a man trying to buy cheese at an empty cheese shop, and a preview of Sam Peckinpah's ''Salad Days'', an apology for the previous sketch, and finally an interlude.
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