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ToulouseCruise BS: Best Monty Python sketch: 'No one... (119* d) RE: BS: Best Monty Python sketch: 'No one... 13 May 05


On a variation of the Parrot Sketch....

About 5 yrs ago, I was watching Saturday Night Live, with people who I have since forgotten as the host and musical guests. About halfway through, suddenly on the screen are Cleese and Palin -- performing the Parrot Sketch! Live, unannounced, the crowd goes nuts!!! Only, it kinda went like this....

Mr. Praline: 'Ello, I wish to register a complaint.

(The owner does not respond.)

Mr. Praline: 'Ello, Miss?

Owner: What do you mean "miss"?

Mr. Praline: {pause} I'm sorry, I have a cold. I wish to make a complaint!

Owner: We're closin' for lunch.

Mr. Praline: Never mind that, my lad. I wish to complain about this parrot what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique.

Owner: Oh yes, the, uh, the Norwegian Blue...What's,uh...What's wrong with it?

Mr. Praline: I'll tell you what's wrong with it, my lad. 'E's dead, that's what's wrong with it!

Owner: Oh, all right then -- here you go!

Mr. Praline: Oh, thank you very much.


-- They then left the stage. The live audience was in shock, then realized that was it, and went completely ballistic with applause. The Pythons didn't even come back out for the on-stage finish at the end of the show... was very Pythonesque...

Brian (still living Life of)


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