Monty Python's Flying Circus

Season 2 Episode 9

How to Recognise Different Parts of the Body

Aired Unknown Nov 24, 1970 on BBC

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  • One of the truly great episode in the history of the show

    In a series filled with great episodes, this is one of the best. Everything from the opening with the announcer in the bikini to the end credits is compelling and hilarious viewing. The military fairies/swanning about sketch has to be one of the funniest things I've ever seen, I was laughing so hard when I saw this for the first time. The animation in this show could be some of the best, with the stuff involving the giant hand/cat/cars being great (watch for an appearance by an old friend, Spiky Norman, during this one). Then there's the Mary Queen Of Scots radio parody that I thought was really good. The end song is a classic moment, especially for those who like Terry. The running theme of Different parts of the Body worked well. Something i haven't mentioned is the plastic surgery sketch (with a re-apperance by Mr Luxury Yacht). Overall an unmissable episode and one you'll watch again and again.