Monty Python's Flying Circus

Season 2 Episode 3

Deja Vu?

2
Aired Unknown Sep 29, 1970 on BBC
8.7
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Woman undresses by window, announcer by window; exploding animals; Hermit; credits; A bishop practicing for show #8, `This way please!' to the flying lesson sketch `Oh, Oh, Oh! No more butter scones for me Mater, I'm off to play the grand piano! Pardon me while I fly my aeroplane!'; BALPA spokesman protests; airplane hijacking sketch `don't anybody move, except of course for certain involuntary movements'; bus hijacking sketch; The poetry of Ewen MacTeagle `Can You Lend Me Fifty Pounds to Mend the Shed'; exploding animals, scotsman protests McTeagle sketch, gynecologist on his lunch hour; animation- little girl and men, hands and a lasso; psychiatric milkmen; complaints; psychiatric dairies, This way please; It's the Mind- the strange phenomenon of deja-vu; credits.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • "I seem to have wandered a bit..."

    9.0
    Contains one of the alltime best Python bits, the thing about Ewen McTeagle and his marvelous pottery; I especially love Eric Idle's affected dramatic reading of it (oh heck, I love the whole thing!). Then too there's Graham Chapman's wonderfully belligerent flight instructor, and of course the endlessly divagating BALPA spokesman (one of my true heroes). The final "It's the Mind" segment actually verges on a mind-boggling (or at least unsettling) feeling of displacement which manages to reach beyond the sketches and jokes (at the same time that it remains wholly a part of them).moreless
  • Does this episode give you that strange feeling of deja vu

    8.0
    I enjoyed this episode, it's not a rib breaker like most episodes are but still very pleasent and fun to watch. My favourite sketch here was It's The Mind, a sketch looking at the phenomenom of deja vu. Michael keeps having to everything again, getting him more and more progressivly scared. Very good. There's some other decent enough sketches on this show, the most notable being the sketch with the doctor examining the scotsman and the flying lesson sketch. A mention also be given to the airplane hijacking sketch. So overall a decent show, if not the best I've seen, but a nice way to spend half an hour.moreless
John Cleese

John Cleese

Various Characters [ series 1 - 3, Deutsche shows & features ]

Eric Idle

Eric Idle

Various Characters

Graham Chapman

Graham Chapman

Various Characters

Terry Jones

Terry Jones

Various Characters

Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam

Various Characters

Michael Palin

Michael Palin

Various Characters

Jeannette Wild

Jeannette Wild

 

Guest Star

Carol Cleveland

Carol Cleveland

Woman at Window, First Secretary, Stewardess

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In the "Psychiatrist Milkman" sketch, Eric Idle addresses the Pepperpot played by Graham Chapman as Mrs. Ratbag. However, later on in the sketch, she is referred to as Mrs. Pim.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Chigger: Hello, I saw your advertisement for flying lessons and I'd like to make an appointment.
      Second Secretary: Well, Mr Anemone's on the phone at the moment, but I'm sure he won't mind if you go on in. Through here.
      Mr Chigger: Thank you.
      (He goes through door. Mr Anemone is suspended by a wire about nine feet off the ground. He is on the telephone.)
      Mr Anemone: Ah, won't be a moment. Make yourself at home. (into phone) No, no, well look, you can ask Mr Maudling but I'm sure he'll never agree. Not for fifty shillings ... no... no. Bye-bye Gordon. Bye-bye. Oh dear. Bye-bye. (he throws receiver at telephone but misses) Missed. Now Mr er...
      Mr Chigger: Chigger.
      Mr Anemone: Mr Chigger. So, you want to learn to fly.
      Mr Chigger: Yes.
      Mr Anemone: Right, well, up on the table, arms out, fingers together, knees bent...
      Mr Chigger: No, no, no.
      Mr Anemone: (very loudly) Up on the table! (Mr Chigger gets on the table) Arms out, fingers together, knees bent, now, head well forward. Now, flap your arms. Go on, flap, faster... faster... faster... faster, faster, faster, faster - now jump! (Mr Chigger jumps and lands on the floor) Rotten. Rotten. You're no bloody use at all. You're an utter bloody wash-out. You make me sick, you weed!
      Mr Chigger: Now look here...
      Mr Anemone: All right, all right. I'll give you one more chance, get on the table...
      Mr Chigger: Look, I came here to learn how to fly an aeroplane.
      Mr Anemone: A what?
      Mr Chigger: I came here to learn how to fly an aeroplane.
      Mr Anemone: (sarcastically) Oh, 'an aeroplane'. Oh, I say, we are grand, aren't we? (imitation posh accent) "Oh, oh, no more buttered scones for me, mater. I'm off to play the grand piano. Pardon me while I fly my aeroplane." Now get on the table!
      Mr Chigger: Look. No one in the history of the world has ever been able to fly like that.
      Mr Anemone: Oh, I suppose mater told you that while you were out riding. Well, if people can't fly what am I doing up here?
      Mr Chigger: You're on a wire.
      Mr Anemone: Oh, a wire. I'm on a wire, am I?
      Mr Chigger: Of course you're on a bloody wire.
      Mr Anemone: I am not on a wire. I am flying.
      Mr Chigger: You're on a wire.
      Mr Anemone: I am flying.
      Mr Chigger: You're on a wire.
      Mr Anemone: I'll show you whether I'm on a wire or not. Give me the 'oop.
      Mr Chigger: What?
      Mr Anemone: Oh, I don't suppose we know what an 'oop is. I suppose pater thought they were a bit common, except on the bleedin' croquet. lawn.
      Mr Chigger: Oh, a hoop.
      Mr Anemone: "Oh, an hoop." (taking hoop) Thank you, your bleeding Highness. Now. Look. (he waves hoop aver head and feet)
      Mr Chigger: Go on, right the way along.
      Mr Anemone: All right, all right, all right. (he moves hoop all the way along himself allowing the wire to pass through obvious gap in hoop's circumference). Now, where's the bleeding wire, then?
      Mr Chigger: That hoop's got a hole in.
      Mr Anemone: Oh Eton and Madgalene. The hoop has an hole in. Of course it's got a hole in, it wouldn't be a hoop otherwise, would it, mush!
      Mr Chigger: No, there's a gap in the middle, there.
      Mr Anemone: Oh, a gahp. A gahp in one's hhhhhoop. Pardon me, but I'm orf to play the grahnd piano.
      Mr Chigger: Look, I can see you're on a wire - look, there it is.
      Mr Anemone: Look, I told you, you bastard, I'm not on a wire.
      Mr Chigger: You are. There is.
      Mr Anemone: There isn't.
      Mr Chigger: Is.
      Mr Anemone: Isn't!
      Mr Chigger: Is!
      Mr Anemone: Isn't!
      Mr Chigger: Is!
      Mr Anemone: Isn't!
      Mr Chigger: Is!
      Mr Anemone: .Isn't!!
      Mr Chigger: Is!!!
      John Cleese: (narrating) Anyway, this rather pointless bickering went on for some time until...
      Caption: TWO YEARS LATER.
      (Interior cockpit of airliner. Mr Chigger and a second pilot sitting at controls.)
      Mr Chigger: Gosh, I am glad I'm a fully qualified airline pilot.

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