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Court Scene, The Larch, Bicycle Repair Man, Children's Stories, Restaurant Sketch, Seduced Milkmen, Stolen News Reader, Children's Interview, and Nudge Nudge.
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Graham Chapman ... Mrs. Fiona Lewis / Inspector Dim of the Yard / Second Superman / Man
John Cleese ... Voice Over #1 / Mr. Bartlett / American Commentator / First Superman / Mungo the Cook / Newsreader / Interviewer
Terry Gilliam ... Knight with Chicken
Eric Idle ... Harold Larch / Storyteller / Manager / Eric / Norman Nudge
Terry Jones ... Judge / Third Superman / Waiter / Terry / Man at Pub
Michael Palin ... It's Man / Cardinal Richelieu / F.G. Superman / Bicycle Repair Man / Compère / Head Waiter / Seduced Milkman / Michael
Ian Davidson Ian Davidson ... Clerk of the Court
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Court Scene, The Larch, Bicycle Repair Man, Children's Stories, Restaurant Sketch, Seduced Milkmen, Stolen News Reader, Children's Interview, and Nudge Nudge.

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TV-14

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19 October 1969 (UK) See more »

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Carol Cleveland is often mistaken as the woman in the "Seduced Milkman" sketch , owing to a lot of misinformed books. She does NOT appear in the television version, but DOES appear in the re-filmed version for And Now for Something Completely Different (1971). See more »

Quotes

Storyteller: Hello, children. Hello. Here is this morning's story. Are you ready? Then we'll begin.
[He opens the book and begins reading]
Storyteller: "One day, Ricky the magic pixie went to visit Daisy Bumble in her tumble-down cottage. He found her in the bedroom. Roughly, he grabbed her heavy shoulders, pulling her down onto the bed and ripping off her..."
[He is understandably shocked. He flips past two pages of the book, then resumes reading]
Storyteller: "Old Nick the sea captain was a rough, tough, jolly sort of fellow. He ...
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Featured in The Cinema Snob: Italian Batman (2011) See more »

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March of the Insurgents
Music by Jack Shaindlin
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Absolute classic Python
22 August 2019 | by Stevieboy666See all my reviews

I have acquired a number of VHS tapes covering the various series of MP and am working my way through them, episode by episode, having started from 1 of 1. I have very fond memories of first watching Python on BBC2 back in the 1980's and this, episode 3 was a standout. The repetitive Lark scene is hilarious, the nudge nudge scene is a classic but it was Bicycle Repair Man that, upon first viewing, literally made me cry with laughter. If you are only ever going to watch a single episode of MP then I would recommend it be this one.


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