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    My hovercraft is full of eels

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    Not necessarily my Top 10 but see these and weep (with laughter)

    Monty Python Top 10

    They didnt include the dead parrot sketch????

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    Re: My hovercraft is full of eels

    And what about the Cheese Shop skit? That surely has to be in the top 10!

    Not much of a top 10 then is it?? ;D ;)

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    Re: My hovercraft is full of eels

    They are all classics and there are many more besides;
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    Re: My hovercraft is full of eels

    Quote Originally Posted by 786864647F6A546C6A670B0 link=1253519696/1#1 date=1253521877
    And what about the Cheese Shop skit? That surely has to be in the top 10!

    Not much of a top 10 then is it?? *;D ;)
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    Re: My hovercraft is full of eels

    Ah, top 10s are usually arbitrary but the author is clearly not qualified to give an informed opinion. He didnt explain why he refused to include the dead parrot sketch.

    The four Yorkshire Men skits counts among my top 10 though.

    I remember the first time I saw The Life of Brian. It started with the this travelogue with a John Cleese voice over. Looked very innocent but he kept on slipping references to the gondolas of Venice until at the end, it was "more of those f***ing gondolas" and then you knew for sure it was the beginning of the movie. For some reason it was left out of the videos and DVDs.

    ..and then theres the credits of the Holy Grail movie and how the original credit writers kept getting the sack for weird references . If you missed it, here they are.

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    Been a big fan of English humor for quite some time... "How long has it been, Sir?" Thats a bit personal!

    Seriously- we were actually AT the live performance of "Monty Python at the Hollywood Bowl" show and still have two copies of the fold-out program.

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    The plumage dont enter into it mate. Its a dead parrot. Upon returning home I realized that the only reason it was standing upon its perch was that it had been nailed there.

    Not much of a cheese shop.

    "What do you do for a living?"
    "I clean public lavatories, Squire."
    "Is there any chance for advancement?
    "Ya... Next week theyre gonna give me a brush"

    I also have the commercially-printed copy of the script for the Holy Grail, and it has a few scenes that were not used in the movie which are also quite funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0D3E313B260018715F0 link=1253519696/5#5 date=1253546988
    Been a big fan of English humor for quite some time... *
    Im impressed. Im happy to hand the Python Trivia crown to you Randy.
    Though I have to correct your memory of the 4 Yorkshire men so here is the skit:

    Monty Pythons Flying Circus -
    "Four Yorkshiremen"
    [ from the album Live At Drury Lane, 1974 ]

    The Players:
    Michael Palin - First Yorkshireman;
    Graham Chapman - Second Yorkshireman;
    Terry Jones - Third Yorkshireman;
    Eric Idle - Fourth Yorkshireman;

    The Scene:
    Four well-dressed men are sitting together at a vacation resort.
    Farewell to Thee is played in the background on Hawaiian guitar.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    FIRST YORKSHIREMAN:
    Aye, very passable, that, very passable bit of risotto.
    SECOND YORKSHIREMAN:
    Nothing like a good glass of Château de Chasselas, eh, Josiah?
    THIRD YORKSHIREMAN:
    Youre right there, Obadiah.
    FOURTH YORKSHIREMAN:
    Whod have thought thirty year ago wed all be sittin here drinking Château de Chasselas, eh?
    FIRST YORKSHIREMAN:
    In them days we was glad to have the price of a cup o tea.
    SECOND YORKSHIREMAN:
    A cup o cold tea.
    FOURTH YORKSHIREMAN:
    Without milk or sugar.
    THIRD YORKSHIREMAN:
    Or tea.
    FIRST YORKSHIREMAN:
    In a cracked cup, an all.
    FOURTH YORKSHIREMAN:
    Oh, we never had a cup. We used to have to drink out of a rolled up newspaper.
    SECOND YORKSHIREMAN:
    The best we could manage was to suck on a piece of damp cloth.
    THIRD YORKSHIREMAN:
    But you know, we were happy in those days, though we were poor.
    FIRST YORKSHIREMAN:
    Because we were poor. My old Dad used to say to me, "Money doesnt buy you happiness, son".
    FOURTH YORKSHIREMAN:
    Aye, e was right.
    FIRST YORKSHIREMAN:
    Aye, e was.
    FOURTH YORKSHIREMAN:
    I was happier then and I had nothin. We used to live in this tiny old house with great big holes in the roof.
    SECOND YORKSHIREMAN:
    House! You were lucky to live in a house! We used to live in one room, all twenty-six of us, no furniture, alf the floor was missing, and we were all uddled together in one corner for fear of falling.
    THIRD YORKSHIREMAN:
    Eh, you were lucky to have a room! We used to have to live in t corridor!
    FIRST YORKSHIREMAN:
    Oh, we used to dream of livin in a corridor! Would ha been a palace to us. We used to live in an old water tank on a rubbish tip. We got woke up every morning by having a load of rotting fish dumped all over us! House? Huh.
    FOURTH YORKSHIREMAN:
    Well, when I say house it was only a hole in the ground covered by a sheet of tarpaulin, but it was a house to us.
    SECOND YORKSHIREMAN:
    We were evicted from our ole in the ground; we ad to go and live in a lake.
    THIRD YORKSHIREMAN:
    You were lucky to have a lake! There were a hundred and fifty of us living in t shoebox in t middle o road.
    FIRST YORKSHIREMAN:
    Cardboard box?
    THIRD YORKSHIREMAN:
    Aye.
    FIRST YORKSHIREMAN:
    You were lucky. We lived for three months in a paper bag in a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six in the morning, clean the paper bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down t mill, fourteen hours a day, week-in week-out, for sixpence a week, and when we got home our Dad would thrash us to sleep wi his belt.
    SECOND YORKSHIREMAN:
    Luxury. We used to have to get out of the lake at six oclock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of ot gravel, work twenty hour day at mill for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would thrash us to sleep with a broken bottle, if we were lucky!
    THIRD YORKSHIREMAN:
    Well, of course, we had it tough. We used to ave to get up out of shoebox at twelve oclock at night and lick road clean wit tongue. We had two bits of cold gravel, worked twenty-four hours a day at mill for sixpence every four years, and when we got home our Dad would slice us in two wit bread knife.
    FOURTH YORKSHIREMAN:
    Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten oclock at night half an hour before I went to bed, drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us and dance about on our graves singing Hallelujah.
    FIRST YORKSHIREMAN:
    And you try and tell the young people of today that ..... they wont believe you.
    ALL:
    They wont!


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    Re: My hovercraft is full of eels

    /Wipes tears from eyes. That was funny, thanks for posting it.

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    Re: My hovercraft is full of eels

    Look up the skit on YouTube.

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    Re: My hovercraft is full of eels

    Still as Epic as ever ;D ;D ;D



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