TV Series | TV-14 | | Comedy
The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.
At least two sketches can trace their origins back to David Frost Presents: How to Irritate People (1969), a TV special that John Cleese starred in and wrote with Graham Chapman. The "Silly Job Interview" in which Cleese rings a bell and has people score Chapman's reaction, came directly from the special. The "Parrot Sketch" was adapted largely from a sketch about a car salesman who flatly refused to admit that there was anything wrong with a car that was literally falling apart on stage.
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The Air Tube that operates Mr Tree's mouth can be seen in the profile shot, when light starts glinting off it.
Episode 41 "Michael Ellis" begins with the opening theme song, followed by a screen that says "THE END," followed by the end credits, and then the show begins. This was to allow the unusual ending of that particular episode which would have been ruined by the closing credits.
The VHS and DVD releases by A&E contain the full-length versions of the shows. Several episodes run over 30 minutes, and were subsequently edited by PBS to fit into a 30 minute time slot.
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