Monty Python's Flying Circus

Season 4 Episode 3

The Light Entertainment War

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Aired Unknown Nov 14, 1974 on BBC
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The Light Entertainment War
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TV preview of Up Your Pavement and others shows featuring Alex Diamond and other famous people; RAF banter sketch; report of invasion by angels, enemy is not taking war seriously, court martial of soldier for using a wet towel as a weapon, features the skating vicar; invasion of tutu laden soldiers; coming soon- wartime romances; credits; Indian used as a TV remote control, Mrs. Elizabeth III proves she's an idiot; meeting of program heads discussing showing the M4 and other roads in England when a security guard reports the court martial sketch isn't serious anymore; animation- man complaining about everything; squire tries out `woody' sounding words; Hindu remote control, show jumping featuring The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, The Black & White Minstrel Show, and Ben-Hur; late breaking bulletin: World War II has entered romantic phase song- When Does a Dream Begin; credits.moreless

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      • Cinema Voiceover: Yes! Coming to this cinema soon! The tender compassionate story of one man's love for another man in drag. THRILL! to the excitement of a night emission over Germany. When the pilot, Jennifer, has to choose between his secret love for Louis, the hot-bloodedly bi-sexual navigator and Andy, the rear gunner, who, though quite assertive with girls, tends to take the submissive role in his relationships with men. And sensational Mexican starlet, Rosetta Nixon, plays the head of bomber command, whose passion for sea-birds ends in tragedy. With Ginger, as the half-man, half-woman, parrot whose unnatural instincts brought forbidden love in the aviary. And Roger as Pip, the half-parrot, half-man, half-woman, three-quarter badger, ex-bigamist negro preacher, for whom banjo-playing was very difficult, and he never mastered it although he took several courses and went to banjo college... er... and everything... don't miss it! Coming to your cinema soon! Only five minutes from this restaurant!

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      • The footage of both the nude organist and the "It's" Man came from Episode #37, "Dennis Moore."

      • Some PBS markets carrying the series did not have this episode included in their syndication packages, for whatever reason. MTV also did not have this episode in its rotation of the series in the late 1980's. For many viewers who first saw the series through either their local PBS affiliate or MTV, Comedy Central, which did have this episode, was their first exposure to "Anything Goes, The Light Entertainment War."

      • Douglas Adams briefly appears uncredited as a surgeon during the "Up The Pavement" sketch.

      • This episode marks the last appearance of the It's Man.

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      • COLD OPENING: Up Your Pavement
        The first degree in "Up Your Pavement" features two happy-go-lucky rogues patterned after the British sitcom Steptoe and Son. U.S. Producer Norman Lear took the Steptoe concept, reshaped it, and developed it into the American sitcom Sanford and Son.

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