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Favourite Python Sketch by beccles on 30 April 2005 4:23pm
 
Away with Politics and dreary chitchat! What is your favourite Sketch from Monty Python's flying Circus (This can include sketches from the movies)

An obvious one would be the Dead Parrot Sketch, but a personal favourite of mine is the fish slapping dance and ofcourse 'Spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam baked beans spam spam spam and spam' These are classics.

As to a sketch from a movie, the scene with Pilate talking about Biggus Dickus always has me in stitches.

"He has as a wife, you know. You know what she's called? She's
called... 'Incontinentia'. 'Incontinentia Buttocks'."

haha, good times:)-Bec
 
Re: Favourite Python Sketch by missfrog on 30 April 2005 4:32pm
 
I love the Anglo-French Silly Walk. La Marche Futile. And even being French, living in France since I was born etc, I still can't work out what John Cleese says, not everything. It's hilarious.
You can ask people what their favourite Python film is (given there are only three of them) but can you really select the best Monty Python Flying Circus episode? ...too hard!
 
Re: Favourite Python Sketch by JessPix on 30 April 2005 5:23pm
 
I've always been very fond of Confuse-A-Cat.

"I'm afraid I'm not personally qualified to confuse cats, but I can recommend an extremely good service."

Jess.
 
Re: Favourite Python Sketch by Spursfan on 30 April 2005 5:24pm
 
Well, one of my fave's is where in Life of Brian our Michael, as a Roman Centurian, giving out instructions to those about to be crucified. He's so reasonable and kind it's hilarious. When Eric Idle pretends to have been pardoned, and then admits it's not true, Michael goes 'Oh, I see, well...'. Hilarious!

This isn't strictly MP, but it is Michael. The scene in A Private Function where they have the pig upstairs and she has the runs, and they're gasping for air out of the window!!

Don't really have a fave MP sketch, but am fond of the Spanish Inquisition, and we still quote from 'The Theory on Brontosauruses by Anne Elk' sketch even now.

Anne (Not Elk)
 
Re: Favourite Python Sketch by Ahren on 30 April 2005 8:52pm
 
Mine has got to be the Spanish Inquisition!! i practically die everytime i see it!! And the Fish-slapping dance, and the Funniest Joke in the World, and the flying sheep, and the Brain surgery, and the Ceasar sketch....... *carried away by men in white coats, still naming sketches* and the stoning and the Knights of Ni, and the Castle Anthr........
 
Re: Favourite Python Sketch by canaveralgumby on 1 May 2005 5:26am
 
Have to admit, Gumby Brain Surgery. They wrote material that required me to consult dictionaries and encyclopaedias, that taught me grammar and art history, but the thing that made me laugh the hardest was Gumby Brain Surgery!

Also, any sketches which Eric Idle narrates, like the Ideal Loon Competition, or "Politicians; An Apology." "The BBC wishes to apologize..." He was great at those!
 
Re: Favourite Python Sketch by beccles on 1 May 2005 1:19pm
 
John Cleese was also brilliant at narrating. He is sheer genius when narrating the tale of Happy Valley featuring Wise King Otto, Queen Silibub, Princess Mitzy and her dog Sherman

'And next to her teeth, her dearest love was her pet dog sherman. She would pet and fuss over him and steal him tasty titbits from the kitchen which he never ate, because sadly he was dead but no one had had the heart to tell her because she was so sweet and innocent and new nothing of gastroenteritis or plastic hip joints or even personal hygeine.'
 
Re: Favourite Python Sketch by Helen on 1 May 2005 2:35pm
 
I'm with Jess-- confuse a cat all the way!!!
 
Re: Favourite Python Sketch by perfectbitch on 1 May 2005 3:01pm
 
Fish slapping sketch. It's such a simple idea.
 
Re: Favourite Python Sketch by intrepid on 1 May 2005 3:34pm
 
What about some sketches aside from the big ones? I mean, of course "the Spanish Inquisition" and "Silly Walks" are going to get mentions. I like Mr. and Mrs. Concrete, whose flat, it turns out, will not be a test venue. There's the interview with the man who speaks only the ends of words, except for the 3rd and 4th sentences. For sheer pathos (I guess) I've always liked the one where the merchant banker is asked to donate to the orphan's home, but he doesn't understand the idea of "charity".
 
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