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How to Recognise Different Types of Trees from Quite a Long Way Away 

Court Scene, The Larch, Bicycle Repair Man, Children's Stories, Restaurant Sketch, Seduced Milkmen, Stolen News Reader, Children's Interview, and Nudge Nudge.





Episode cast overview:
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


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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19 October 1969 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


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 »


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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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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