Monty Python's Flying Circus

Season 1 Episode 10

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Aired Unknown Dec 21, 1969 on BBC
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Hermit on meathook; credits; BBC sends letter to plumber asking him to be in a sketch, robber in lingerie shop waits for plumber; David Unction introduces `It's a Tree' with Arthur Tree, a piece of laminated plastic and a block of wood; animation- Chippendale does impersonations, announcer introduces => the vocational guidance counselor sketch- accountant wants to be lion tamer; David Unction and a viking; Ron Obvious tries to jump the English channel, eat a cathedral, tunnel to Java, split a railway car with his nose and jump to Mercury; pet conversion sketch; comments on sketch predictability; gorilla wants to be a librarian; letters; lover visits lady in the night and encounters a crowd; animation- comments on last sketch predictability by animals; Hermit; credits.moreless

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  • Not quite as good as the top episodes this series, but still good and highly enjoyable

    7.5
    This was a solid show, not quite on the level of the past couple of show but still great throughout and nothing that I thought was all that bad. Several good sketches here, first of all the vocational guidance councellor with the charted accountant who wants to be a lion tamer, a fantastically well written sketch. Ron Obvious is an excellent sketch as he trys and fails to do very impossible things, eventually killing himself. My favourite sketch of this show. A decent sketch see's a gorilla (really a librarian in a gorilla suit) trying to get a job as a librarian, and the sketch following is also reasonably good with a woman visited by many lover in the night, with the husband completely oblivious to it all despite waking up several times. Overall it's a decent show but not on the level of the last couple of shows. But solid throughout without having any standout sketches.moreless
John Cleese

John Cleese

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Eric Idle

Eric Idle

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Graham Chapman

Graham Chapman

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Terry Jones

Terry Jones

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Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam

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Michael Palin

Michael Palin

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • The wire controlling the mouth of the Arthur Tree prop can be seen towards the end of the 'It's a Tree' sketch.

    • The letter seen in Michael Palin's hand during the robbery sketch is dated December 7th, 1969. This is 2 weeks before the episode premiered and exactly 1 week after the episode was recorded. Since Episode 8 did air on December 7th, No Title might have meant to have been Episode 8, originally.

    • The first Letter to the Mirror misspells the name "Cincinnati" with no double N's and a double T.

    • In the "Vocational Guidance Counsellor" sketch, John Cleese (playing the title character) misspeaks his dialogue with Herbert Anchovy. "The snag is, if I now call Mr. Chipperfield and say to her–him,..."

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Pet Store Shopkeeper: Harry!
      Harry: (off camera) Yeah?
      Pet Store Shopkeeper: Can you do a parrot job on this terrier straightaway?
      Harry: No, I'm still putting a tuck in the airdale and I've got the frogs to let out!

    • David Unction: Well, that was a bit of fun, wasn't it?
      Viking: No it wasn't, you fairy.
      David: (sarcastic) Oh, hello sailor...
      Viking: Listen, you wouldn't have gotten on one of our voyages. They were all dead butch!
      David: That's not what I heard...

  • NOTES (3)

    • Vocational guidance counsellor sketch was originally supposed to be in episode 3, the Lingerie shop bank robber sketch was to have been in episode 1 and the Rob Obvious sketch was intended for episode 5.

    • The It's a Tree theme is actually David Frost's theme which is appropriate as the tree is a parody of David Frost.

    • The photograph Graham Chapman is holding at the beginning of the gorilla librarian sketch is a still shot of John Cleese dressed as Julius Caesar from the Mouse Problem sketch in episode 2.

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