Monty Python's Flying Circus

Season 2 Episode 5

Live from the Grill-O-Mat

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Aired Unknown Oct 27, 1970 on BBC
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Live from the Grill-O-Mat
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BBC1, announcer live from a Painton snack bar; credits; announcer- the hors d'oeuvre; Blackmail!; the Society for Putting Things on Top of Other Things turns into a German prison camp; animation- the escape; announcer- the dish; Population Explosion- new talk show; animation- more of the escapees; Prawn Salad Ltd. `Hello Officer, there seems to have been an accident'; escapees meet bishop still practicing from show #5; announcer- the dessert; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers a school play; animation- Teddy and Neddy hunting piggy banks; butchershop sketch `Oh, thank you says the great queen like a la-te-da poofter!'; announcer- the coffee; Ken Clean-Air Systems the great white hope of British boxing `nobody knows why'; waitress reads announcers note, announcer on bus; credits.moreless

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  • Another amazing episode with classic sketches throughout

    9.0
    This is another episode that you won't want to miss. First of all, there's a sketch featuring a man who seems to cause bad luck to anyone and everyone around him, causing several people to be murdered, iteams to fall off the wall and break and eventually the whole house explodes. Then there's the Society for Putting Things On Top Of Other Things, where the crew get trapped inside the building due to camera's everywhere, and have to take a different way out. The boxing sketch is an interesting one and one that I thought worked well. I also loved the butcher sketch as well which see's the butcher insult the customer every second sentance. The rest of the show was good as well so overall this is one you should look to watch if you haven't aready.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

Lyn Ashley

Lyn Ashley

One of the Brides

Guest Star

Ian Davidson

Ian Davidson

First German Officer

Recurring Role

Connie Booth

Connie Booth

Petula Wilcox

Recurring Role

Carol Cleveland

Carol Cleveland

Maid, Female Boxer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Sort of a goof: At the end of Blackmail, they have a segment where a counter starts at a certain monetary value and increases as the film goes on. "...the longer it goes on, the more you have to pay!" If that's the case, why would anyone being blackmailed NOT phone in right away to keep the value as low as possible? Thus, none of the film would be played, the person being blackmailed isn't really threatened, and the Blackmail show itself does not make as much money as it could. Logically, it should have been the other way around: that the monetary value decreases as the film goes on as an incentive to the person being blackmailed to minimize the cost to him.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (ANIMATION: Sheet music, over which we hear Keep The Home Fires Burning. Two identical obese men in Civil War uniforms march in. As one or the other speaks, some strange object appears out of his body.)
      GENERAL NEDDY (Graham Chapman): I say, Teddy.
      GENERAL TEDDY (Michael Palin): You said something, Neddy?
      GENERAL NEDDY: That's right, I did, Teddy.
      GENERAL TEDDY: Well, what is it, Neddy?
      GENERAL NEDDY: Piggy banks, Teddy.
      GENERAL TEDDY: Piggy banks, Neddy?
      GENERAL NEDDY: Yes, I want to hunt piggy banks, Teddy.
      GENERAL TEDDY: You want to hunt piggy banks, Neddy?
      GENERAL NEDDY: That's right, Teddy.
      (They wander off. Cut to a bleak landscape. Wind howling. Two piggy banks jump around, jangling the coins inside them. A giant hammer wields itself on the ground, trying to break a piggy bank. When it does, two scraps of sirloin emerge from the piggy bank's remains.
      NEDDY: Got him, Teddy.
      TEDDY: Time to bring home the bacon, Neddy.
      NEDDY: That's not bacon. That's sirloin, Teddy.
      TEDDY: Can't be sirloin. Not from a piggy, Neddy.
      (Cut to close-up of sirloin.)
      NEDDY: But that's sirloin, Teddy.
      TEDDY: No, it isn't, Neddy.
      NEDDY: Is, Teddy.
      TEDDY: Isn't, Neddy.
      NEDDY: Is, Teddy.
      TEDDY: Isn't, Neddy.
      NEDDY: Is, Teddy.
      (The bleak landscape fades, but the sirloin stays on the new scene: a poster reading "Your British Meat." The word "sirloin" appears next to the sirloin scraps.)

    • Gent: Good morning, I'd care to purchase a chicken, please.
      Butcher: Don't come here with that posh talk you nasty, stuck-up twit!
      Gent: I beg your pardon?
      Butcher: A chicken, sir. Certainly.
      Gent: Thank you. And how much does that work out to per pound, my good fellow?
      Butcher: Per pound, you slimy trollop, what kind of a ponce are you?!
      Gent: I'm sorry?
      Butcher: 4/6 a pound, sir, nice and ready for roasting.
      Gent: I see, and I'd care to purchase some stuffing in addition, please.
      Butcher: Use your own, you great poofy poonagger!
      Gent: What?
      Butcher: Ah, certainly sir, some stuffing.
      Gent: Oh, thank you.
      Butcher: 'Oh, thank you' says the great queen like a la-di-dah poofta!
      Gent: I beg your pardon?
      Butcher: That's all right, sir, call again.
      Gent: Excuse me.
      Butcher: What is it now, you great pillock?!
      Gent: Well, I can't help noticing that you insult me and then you're polite to me alternately.
      Butcher: I'm terribly sorry to hear that, sir.
      Gent: That's all right. It doesn't really matter.
      Butcher: Tough titty if it did, you nasty spotted prancer!

  • NOTES (0)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Neddy: I say, Teddy. Teddy: You said something, Neddy?
      Neddy and Teddy cutouts were taken from a Civil War photo of Union General Benjamin Butler. He was very unpopular among Confederates, especially when Butler seized New Orleans in 1862 and imposed unpopular punishments on the Rebels.

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