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The Light Entertainment War 

A parody of war includes the invasion of Norway by tutu-clad commandos and a plea to the public to treat the war seriously.

Director:

Ian MacNaughton
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Graham Chapman ... Alex Diamond / Wingco / General / Mrs. Mock Tudor / Third Program Planner / Mansfield Vermon-Jones, Father / Various
Terry Gilliam ... Aging General / Military Defense Counsel / Security Man / Various
Eric Idle ... Rear Admiral Humphrey DeVere / Gino Agnelli / Squadron Leader / Corporal / Sapper Walters / First Program Planner / Mother / Dorian Williams / Various
Terry Jones ... First Tramp / Reverend Charlie 'Drooper Hyper-Squawk Smith / Bovril / Presiding General / Nude Organist / Mrs. Elizabeth III / Chief Program Planner / Various
Michael Palin ... Second Tramp / Len Hanky / Pilot / Colonel Fawcett / 'It's' Man / Second Program Planner / Various
Carol Cleveland ... Rebecca Vermon-Jones
Bob Raymond Bob Raymond ... (as Bob E. Raymond)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neil Innes Neil Innes ... Singing Airman
Marion Mould Marion Mould
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Storyline

A parody of war includes the invasion of Norway by tutu-clad commandos and a plea to the public to treat the war seriously.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1974 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The masked surgeon in one of the "fake out" introductions is played by Douglas Adams. See more »

Goofs

During the "Woody and Tinny Words" sketch, four servants are seen throughout the sketch standing motionless and expressionless behind the rich family. When the father of the family picks up a shotgun and fires at the caribou out on the lawn, the maid standing behind him can be seen accidentally flinching at the sudden bang. See more »

Quotes

Mansfield Vermon-Jones, Father: [scoffing] Newspaper. Litter bin. Dreadful tinny sort of words.
Rebecca Vermon-Jones: [wailing and sobbing over the next line]
Mansfield Vermon-Jones, Father: Tin! Tin! Tin!
Mother: Oh, dear, don't say "tin" to Rebecca! You know how it upsets her!
Rebecca Vermon-Jones: [to Rebecca] Oh. Sorry, old horse.
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Connections

Spoofs The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Oklahoma!
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
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