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The entire videotape library of the series came close to being completely disposed of by the BBC as per their prevailing policy of recycling videotapes as a cost saving measure and with no idea at that time of how commercially valuable such archived material would be. Fortunately, Terry Gilliam learned what was about to happen and personally arranged the personal purchase of all the videotape masters of the series and stored them at home. Subsequently, when the BBC was persuaded to re-air the series with the troupe's growing popularity, they had to approach Gilliam for permission to use the tapes he preserved.
And now a precision display of bad temper.
Soldiers: My goodness me! I am in a bad temper today, two three! Damn damn, two three! I am vexed and ratty, two three! And hopping mad!
TV Presenter: And now, the men of the Second Armored Division with their famous close order ...
The Air Tube that operates Mr Tree's mouth can be seen in the profile shot, when light starts glinting off it.
In the "Royal Episode" John Cleese doesn't open with "And now for something completely different". Instead he says Queen Elizabeth II will be watching and the show begins with entirely different opening sequence and song. At the end the audience and characters stand as "God Saves the Queen" is played over end credits.
The A&E home video VHS & DVD versions, while restoring some footage, have eliminated some as well, including:
English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish
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