Monty Python's Flying Circus

Season 2 Episode 10

Scott of the Antarctic

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Aired Unknown Dec 01, 1970 on BBC
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Scott of the Antarctic
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Footage from the movie "Le Fromage Grand," starring a lady and a revolutionary in a garbage dump "I see you have a cabbage," film reviewer, another dump; the filming of Scott of the Antarctic "Gleet! Gleet!" mutates into Scott of the Sahara "I gotta fight the lion!," "See Scott's death struggle with a huge African lion!" a 40 foot tall electric penguin with tentacles, and a giant set of teeth; announcer; credits; animation- stepping on people, Conrad Pooth and his dancing teeth, and a letter; man tries to license his pet fish Eric; Derby Council #15 comes out for the second half of a rugby match with Lord Mayors and their ladies; in football, the Gynecologists Association versus the Long John Silver Impersonators; credits.moreless

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  • All his pets are named Eric

    7.5
    Really the only resonant bit about this one was the "pet fish Eric" guy. Oh, and it was also fun to see Carol Cleveland get to flex her wings (so to speak) with her extended impersonation of Jean Hagen in Singin in the Rain. Cleese's pixilated director was fun, and (unfortunately) all too real. Likewise the deadpan art-movie "foreign film" spoof which kicks off this episode, which regrettably was too genuine an imitation to really be amusing (yet another reason to thank God that the '60's are long over and done with). Oh yeah, and the Dancing Teeth thing always makes me smile...one of Gilliam's happier inspirations. Watching it again for the umpteenth time, I notice how long he kept holding out, keeping the viewer in suspense for quite a while before the payoff was finally reached.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

Carol Cleveland

Carol Cleveland

Lady in French-subtitled film, Vanilla

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  • QUOTES (2)

    • BBC Announcer: Tonight's other outstanding match was the semifinal between the Bournemouth Gynecologists and the Watford Long John Silver Impersonators.

    • Movie Announcer: From the same team that brought you Lawrence of Glamorgan, Bridge Over The River Trent,The Mad Woman of Biggleswade, and Krakatoa, East of Leamington comes the story of three people and a woman, united by fate, who set out in search of the fabled Pole of the Sahara and found... themselves.

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode marks the only time in the show's history that Carol Cleveland is seen topless. Though other actresses appeared in various states of undress during the show's run, this was Cleveland's sole instance of dropping trou.

    • 17 and half minutes into the show the opening credits play.

    • The "Fish Licence" sketch was supposed to end with John Cleese singing his own composition Eric The Half A Bee. The number was cut from the TV shows not once but twice. When John sang the song during the Pythons' stage tour of Britain in 1973, the others made him drop the song. It appears with "Fish Licence" in Monty Python's Previous Record.

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