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Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:49 am

The thread on rating your favorite members of Monty Python got me thinking about them again. What is your favorite Monty Python sketch (leaving the movies for another discussion)?.

For me it was Hell's Grannies closely followed by the Silly Olympics.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:53 am

Not sure I could narrow it down to one, but Argument Clinic, Dead Parrot, Fish License, and Cheese Shop come to mind. Interesting, all Cleese and Palin.

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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:01 am

The Bishop was my favourite. It was a later episode
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:31 am

The one in the bar "nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more"
 
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:35 am

Mine was the one where there hunting small creatures, they tried to hunt mosquitoes by using bombs. Smile
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:09 am

Definitely the Spam Song
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:19 am

Spam Sketch
Exploding Penguin
The Funniest Joke in the World
Bookshop
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:30 am

Love Monty Python - the Kamikaza Parachutists . . . "Practicing".  /discussions/graphics/smilies/rotfl.gif  And "How to Defend Yourself Against Someone Attacking you with Fresh Fruit"! Quick, come at me with that bunch of bananas! Ha Ha Ha!

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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:16 pm

The idiot race has to be one of the best.
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:47 pm

Mr. Neutron

Although there are many absolutely hilarious sketches (most aweful family in britain, outstanding twit race, Y.E.T.A.N.O.T.H.E.R. Pratt), Mr. Neutron stands out with me.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:39 pm

The Argument Clinic
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:50 pm

"The Argument Clinic"
"Spot the Brain Cell"
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Thu Mar 17, 2005 4:16 pm

Bicycle Tour
Cheese Shop
Lumberjack Song
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Thu Mar 17, 2005 7:38 pm

Not a sketch, a scene. King Arthur accosting the peasants to ask which Lord owns the castle nearby.

"Aven't got a Lord"
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Thu Mar 17, 2005 7:43 pm

'It's the Arts' and 'Defence' (I think I have the name wrong. It's the one where J.C. is telling them how to defend themselves against fruit-wielding people).
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Thu Mar 17, 2005 7:47 pm

Funniest joke in the world is among those I remember the best. Also many scenes from their movies are great. But I can't be bothered to go into detail...  Smile

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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:20 pm

The communist quiz.


"And the next question is to Karl Marx:















Who won the FA cup final in 1954? "
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:55 pm

The Argument Clinic
Nobody Expects the Spanish Inqusition!
The Lumberjack Song
World Cup for Philosophers (Germany vs Greece)

Not to mention The Life of Brian Big grin
 
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:49 pm

"Lumberjack Song"
"Wink Wink"
"The Blachmange"
"How NOT to be Seen"
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:43 am

Quoting LY7E7 (Reply 16):
"And the next question is to Karl Marx:


Who won the FA cup final in 1954? "

I believe it was West Bromwich Albion when they beat Preston North End.

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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:52 am

This wink wink, nudge nudge is good, the best has to be the

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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Fri Mar 18, 2005 3:23 am

The Minehead bye election" Mr Hilter says historicaly Taunton is a part of Minehead!"
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Fri Mar 18, 2005 3:30 am

Ooops! Forgot the classic, "There's a Bishop On The Landing"
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Fri Mar 18, 2005 3:43 am

It has to be the Funniest joke in the World

http://www.jumpstation.ca/recroom/comedy/python/joke.html

And... What the Romans did for us...

http://arago4.tn.utwente.nl/stonedea...movies/life-of-brian/scene-10.html

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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:12 am

I don't remember the name of it, but fairly early in the first season there's a sketch where Graham Chapman is having a quiet dinner date with Carol Cleveland at home, and Eric Idle rings the bell, and barges in. Later John Cleese comes in with his wife, Terry Jones, and Cleese makes a major pass at Carol Cleveland, and she gets all indignant and he says "shut up you silly bitch it's just a bit of fun."

Imagine that on 1969 TV in the US?  crazy  crazy  crazy  crazy  crazy  crazy  crazy  crazy  crazy  crazy  crazy  crazy  crazy  crazy 

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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:45 am

Nobody expects the spanish inquisition!!!
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Fri Mar 18, 2005 5:09 am

Quoting Trident3 (Reply 21):
The Minehead bye election" Mr Hilter says historicaly Taunton is a part of Minehead!"

Ah yes, the Hilter sketch is great too. Big grin

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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Fri Mar 18, 2005 6:13 am

Hilter is right up there as well, I can't believe I forgot it. The best part is when Chapman is riding around on the bicycle as "Ron Vippentrop" playing "Deutschland, Deutschland" over an old record player strapped to the back. Meanwhile, Hilter is spewing propoganda through a bullhorn on a bike of his own. You can tell the bystanders have no idea what's going on.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Fri Mar 18, 2005 6:14 am

Quoting LY7E7 (Reply 16):
Who won the FA cup final in 1954? "

No it was the Wolverhampton Wanderers who beat Liecster, 3-1.
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Fri Mar 18, 2005 6:26 am

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 28):
No it was the Wolverhampton Wanderers who beat Liecster, 3-1.

Blimey, then these guys got it wrong...  Wow!
http://www.wba-fc.com/q/gr8times.htm

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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Fri Mar 18, 2005 9:22 am

Thomas,
It's cos the Pythons have done skits live, and they ad-libbed/swapped characters in some of them so they vary slightly. "4 Yorkshireman" I have in about 3 different versions.
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Fri Mar 18, 2005 10:01 am

My favorate goes to the skit for the movie "salad days" with all the people being torn apart during a croquet game.
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:07 pm

Quoting UALramperORD (Reply 31):
My favorate goes to the skit for the movie "salad days" with all the people being torn apart during a croquet game.

Definitely one of the best, "A Sam Peckinpah Film"...

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 24):
don't remember the name of it, but fairly early in the first season there's a sketch where Graham Chapman is having a quiet dinner date with Carol Cleveland at home, and Eric Idle rings the bell, and barges in. Later John Cleese comes in with his wife, Terry Jones, and Cleese makes a major pass at Carol Cleveland, and she gets all indignant and he says "shut up you silly bitch it's just a bit of fun."

That is a classic! And he gets shot at the end. And Terry Gilliam comes in with a goat or something...

Amyway, I think your list in reply one covers almost of my very favorites. (Good taste...I'd add you to my RU list, but you're already there ha ha). Also Ministry of Silly Walks and The Bookshop which have already been mentioned.

And here are a few more that nobody has mentioned yet:

RON OBVIOUS, the first man to jump the English Channel. The fact that he is sponsored by a brick company and will thus be carrying a bag of bricks on his jump is simply inspired genius. And then all the other stuff his sleezy agent has him do...

MISS ANNE ELK and her theory about dinosaurs: "All brontosauruses are thin at one end, much much thicker in the middle and then thin again at the far end...that is my theory and what it is too...and it's mine!"

SUMMARIZE PROUST competition. Palin stuttering and then the local community choir...a classic.

CLIMBING OXFORD STREET: Where the picture rotates and you realize the climbers are inching horizontally along from their base camp near the bus stop...

And a couple of the more surreal lines in other sketches:

INTERVIEWER: Mr. Housing minister, you promised to build 300,000 new homes last month, but you only built three, what do you say about that?
HOUSING MINISTER: Well, I'd like to answer that question in two ways: first in my normal voice, and then in a sort of strange high-pitched whine..." (or something like that)

MR. RAYMOND LUXURY YACHT: "Well, it's spelled Raymond Luxury Ya-tch-t, but it's pronounced 'throat-warbler mangrove'"

Well, I'll stop but I keep thinking of more...

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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:33 pm

Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 20):

Excellent!! I forgot about that one.

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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Fri Mar 18, 2005 5:09 pm

What about the one with the playwright's son who goes up north to become a miner .
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Fri Mar 18, 2005 9:00 pm

Predating the PC world and other paranoias, the woody/tinny words sketch where "woody" words are good and "tinny" words are bad.

4 yorkshiremen in its various incarnations is a classic.

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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Fri Mar 18, 2005 10:36 pm

Have any of you guys in the States been to see "Spamalot" the new Eric Idle show based on the Holy Grail that has just opened in New York? I see that David Hyde Pierce (Niles from Frazier) is one of the main actors. It got a good review in my paper today. I would be interested in your views.


As to the best sketch, most were good, but "Bicycles Repair Man" and "Hells Grannies" still make me chuckle.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Fri Mar 18, 2005 10:51 pm

The Lumberjack song has to be one of the best Python sketches. Followed by the Spanish inquisition and the Parrot sketch. Big grin

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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Fri Mar 18, 2005 10:54 pm

Actually, I'll be going to Spamalot this summer. Hank Azaria is also in the show. I'll be sure to give my opinion if nobody else goes before then!
 
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Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:55 am

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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:30 am

Quoting N229NW (Reply 32):
Terry Gilliam comes in with a goat or something...

Actually, Michael Palin comes in with the goat, and it's sick or something and "gobs on the carpet." Terry Gilliam plays a bleedin' great poof.

A couple of others that may not have been mentioned: The Architect sketch, where Cleese designs an abatoire (spelling?) then begs to become a mason; and the one with Oscar Wilde, James McNeill Whistler and George Bernard Shaw and the King:

"Your Majesty is like a jam donut"
"I merely meant your Majesty that your arrival brings us pleasure and departure leaves us hungry for more.

"Your Majesty is like a stream of bat's piss."
"I merely meant your Majesty, that you shine out like a shaft of gold, when all around is dark."

"Your Majesty is like a dose of clap. Before you arrive it's a pleasure, but after it's just a pain in the dong."
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Sat Mar 19, 2005 6:02 am

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 40):
Actually, Michael Palin comes in with the goat, and it's sick or something and "gobs on the carpet." Terry Gilliam plays a bleedin' great poof.

So it is...I have my book at hand now. John Cleese plays "Brian Equator" by the way; I'd forgotten that part. The sketch is called "The visitors."

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 40):
The Architect sketch,



Quoting Trident3 (Reply 34):
What about the one with the playwright's son who goes up north to become a miner .



Quoting Oly720man (Reply 35):
4 yorkshiremen in its various incarnations is a classic.

And how could I forget these? Ah, it has been a while. Time to re-watch some.

Also:

The sketch with the hungarian phrase book where all the normal requests in Hungarian are translated into English phrases such as "My hovercraft is full of eels" and "Drop your panties, Sir William, I cannot wait till lunchtime!"...  rotfl 

the Welsh coal miners fighting about the Treaty of Utrecht,

the fish-slapping dance,

and of course, the exploding version of the blue danube

Damn there is so much great stuff there.  praise 
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Sat Mar 19, 2005 6:17 am

Quoting N229NW (Reply 41):
I have my book at hand now.

What book is that then, you festering glob of pigeon droppings  Wink?

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Sat Mar 19, 2005 6:20 am

My Brain Hurts!!

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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Sat Mar 19, 2005 6:40 am

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 42):
What book is that then, you festering glob of pigeon droppings

All the Words, volumes 1-2 (the complete scripts of the television shows...the cover looks similar to the one in Yokohama1970's post, reply 39), you cheesy second-hand electric donkey-bottom biter...

Oh and by the way, arguments are down the hall; this is abuse (and medieval French taunting).

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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Sat Mar 19, 2005 7:11 am

Burma.
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Sat Mar 19, 2005 7:12 am

Don't forget the one where Mystico and his sidekick Janet build an entire block of flats by hypnosis. So long as the tenants believe in them, they won't fall down!  laughing 
 
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Sat Mar 19, 2005 7:16 am

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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Sat Mar 19, 2005 7:24 am

Just last night I was watching the football game between the gynocologists and the Capt. Hook impersonators. That's the nice thing about owing the DVD set.
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RE: Your Favorite Monty Python Sketch

Sat Mar 19, 2005 7:29 am

The other nice thing about it is that when one is reminded of a funny sketch, he can go downstairs and watch it!

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