Favorite sketch of all time

What honestly is your favorite sketch from the pythons? I know for me it is really hard to pick one because pretty much all of them are all so freaking hilarious. The Sketch Woody and Tiny Words and the Funniest Joke in the world are at a equal draw for me.

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Here Comes Another One: I'll cheat and do it per series. Even then it's tricky.

Series 1: Historical Impersonations
Series 2: Flying Lessons
Series 3: The Minister For Not Listening To People
Series 4: Court-martial

Fancypants13: Haha! Hitler in England. CLASSIC!

Fancypants13: Haha! Hitler in England. CLASSIC!


I love sooo many of them but my top 2 are Confuse-a-cat and Secret Service Dentists!!

mrsCutout at 3:53 pm August 18

Haha love tham both!Especialy the last!"Drop the bazooka Brian"

MontyPython93: Christ...tricky question... But I like Dennis Moore a lot, so at the moment I think it's Dennis Moore! :D

TheRealGilliamFan: This is a great question. And impossible to answer! Too many. But I will have to choose the first sketch I ever saw. Argument Clinic. I had it memorized at one time ;)

A. Lupin: wow, tough question! The Accidents Sketch in episode 18 was the first sketch I saw of their Flying Circus but I might have seen others before ... not sure. :D My favorites would probably be Sam Peckinpah's Salad Days, Accidents Sketch, The Army is Dangerous aaaand (oh gosh, so hard!) uhhhhh well honestly, can we really pick just one? Oh yeah, Dennis Moore and also A Science Fiction Film.

mo: Extremely difficult to name just one.But some of favs include,The Cheese Shop,The Last Supper,Happy Valley,Silly Interview,Anne Elk and Timmy Williams Coffee Time.

doraExplora at 3:09 pm August 17

Number 1 favorite sketch for me was the cheese shop, i have to say!

mo at 3:21 pm August 17

Great choice.I LOVE it.:)

The Ex-Leper: this isn't my favorite sketch but it's my most favorite news I have heard in a while and I am dying to tell you all that next summer I AM GOING TO FINALLY SEE SPAMALOT!!! AHHHH!

mrsCutout at 6:39 am July 23

Aaaaaaaa you lucky lucky bastard!!!!!Wow I am so happy for you!And envy hahah I could never see it because I live in this silly country!*snif*

Lvndr HppE at 6:16 am July 23

That was a great play. Be ready to laugh a lot. Like throughout the entire play.

Lvndr HppE at 6:16 am July 23

And be ready to leave in a good mood and possibly humming one of the songs from the play.

The Ex-Leper at 8:03 am July 23

hooray! yes my German teacher always told me about how he saw it and it was great and I was always so jealous and now I am so EXCITEEEDDD!!!!!

Alainainthesky: It's very hard to choose. Uhm, Nudge, Nudge is the first one I saw & loved. Dead Parrot , Argument Clinic, Dirty Fork, Spanish Inquisition, Self-Defense Against Fresh Fruit, Spam, ...

It's hard to pick just one. I guess it depends on my mood, too.

Colonel Daughter: too difficult to choose!!!
..but I'm going with 'Northern Playwright' ("get out, get out, GETOUTYOULABOURER!!!!")
and the Cannibal Undertaker ("We can dump her in the Thames!") XD

thewastelandr at 9:06 am July 04

Working class playwright is my favorite too!!!

sit-on-my-face: Woody and tinny words stays for me a top-O if I had to choose one it would be this one. The battle of Pearl Harbor surely... The undertaker sketch of course. europolice song contest... And confuse-a-cat!! My first love!

Lvndr HppE: Hands down: The Gumby Brain specialist sketch.

Mrs Attila the Hun 93: As for a favourite Python sketch... well... that's a little tricky.
My top 10 are (which, please note, are not in order):
1. Conquistador Coffee Campaign.
2. Beethoven's Mynah Bird (Sod the sugar bowl!)
3. Documentary on Ken Clean-Air System.
4. The man who makes people laugh uncontrollably.
5. Gumby Flower Arranging/Any other sketches ft Gumbies.
6. How Not To Be Seen.
7. Mortuary Hour (I'm a good little doggie).
8. The man with 3 buttocks.
9. Pornographic Bookshop (Bridget, Queen of the Whip...).
10. Deja Vu.

Mrs Attila the Hun 93 at 7:50 am July 22

And also I'll add the Undertaker sketch. Forgot about that one hehe.

Recess Elm: My top 5
1. Crunchy Frog
2. Dennis Moore
3. Arthur Two-Sheds Jackson
4. Argument Clinic
I can't decide. :(
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SirDouglas at 5:36 pm September 19

Yes it is; That really was a Hilarious sketch!!!! :)----------------------

"It was a fantastic success. Over 60 000 times more powerful than Britain’s great pre-war joke, and one which Hitler just couldn’t match.””

irishlooney: I'd have to say that Flying Lessons is top of the list of my faourite Python sketches!! And I have a favourite episode!! It's 'It's A Living' in season 2!! The one with the Timmy Williams sketch!! I will never forget the time I first watched it!! I laughed ALL the way through it and laughed so loud that I woke up my sister from next door!! XD XD

Tiel Pearce: Argument Clinic, Dirty Fork, Self Defense Against Fresh Fruit, Dead Parrot, What The Stars Foretell, The Spanish Inquisition, Cheese Shop, Albatross, Upperclass Twit Of The Year, Dirty Hungarian Phrasebook, Coal Miner Dispute, A Policeman Near Rottingdean's aka Do You Want To Come Back To My Place, Oscar Wilde Sketch, The Dirty Vicar, Reverend Arthur Belling, Exploding Penguin On Telly, Bruces, Crunchy Frog, Johann Gambolputty De Von-Ausfern-Schpleden-Schlitter-Crasscrenbon-Fried-Digger-Dingle-Dangle-Dongle-Dungle-Burstein-Von-Knackerthrasher-Appplebanger-Horowitz-Ticolensic-Granderknotty-Spelltinkle-Grandlich-Grumblemeyer-Spelterwasser-Kurstlich-Himbeleisen-Bahnwagen-Gutenabend-Bitte-Ein-Nurnberger-Bratwurstle-Gerspurten-Mit-Zweimache-Luber-Hundsfut-Grumberaber-Shodendanker-Kalbfleisch-Mittler-Aucher-Von-Hautkopft-of Ulm, Silly Job Interview aka Good Night, The Lumberjack Song, Raymond Luxury-Yacht (pronounced Throatwobbler Mangrove) Killer Sheep, Dennis Moore, The Man Who Speaks Entirely In Anagrams, The Man Who Is Alternately Rude And Polite, Nudge Nudge, Beethoven's Mynah Bird, I hope I am not missing anything. Oh, and Election Night Special.

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SirDouglas at 8:36 am September 19

I know what you mean; because all of them are so freaking hilarious!! :) It really is hard to even try to decide on one!!--------------------------------

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armenia67: "The Most Awful Family In Britain" tied with "The Spanish Inquistiton". I'm at a tie.

SirDouglas at 8:37 am September 19

Those are really good one!!!!!! It really is hard to pick one even over the whole lot of them all! -------------------------------------

"Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Know what I mean?”

flopsy_mrs: every thing with the undertakers in it and the life boat thingy you know when they are startving and have to strat the sketch 3 times over

gr iris it bloody repeets

SirDouglas at 8:42 am September 19

Yeah the life boat sketch was so funny then they decide to resort to cannibalism.LOL that is a good one..-------------------------:)

This bird is no more.

BroMaynardG at 6:30 pm September 21

- - - One With A Naval Theme!


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MontyPython93: But I LOVE the Piranha Brothers xD So...at the moment, it's that one! :)

SirDouglas at 8:54 am September 19

The Piranha Brothers is a good one LOL -------------------------------

"Did it worry you that he, for example, stitched people's legs

TheSister91: Dead Parrot,Dirty Fork and Science Fiction sketch are my favourite!

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the second star on the right and then straight to the morning light!

SirDouglas at 8:56 am September 19

Those both are hilarious sketches!!! :)----------------------------

"No no he's not dead, he's, he's restin'! Remarkable bird, the Norwegian
Blue, idn'it, ay? Beautiful plumage"!

Nicole Cushing: I'm a fan of the really absurd Python stuff, so I think I have a three-way tie between...

1. Mr. Neutron

2. The Most Awful Family In Britain 1974

3. A sketch I don't really know the name of, where the Pepperpots are in a park, and the dialogue goes like this.

Pepperpot #1: "Hello, Mrs. Gorilla."

Pepperpot #2: "Hello, Mrs. Non-Gorilla."

#1: "Been shopping?"

#2: "No....been shopping."

#1: "What'd you get?"

#2: "A piston engine!"

#1: "Why'd you get that?"

#2: "It was a bargain!"

SirDouglas at 9:07 am September 19

Those were good ones!! Out of those I loved The most awful family in britian!!!! :) LOL---------------------------------

Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Know what I mean?”

arkennedy at 11:24 pm September 18

...and I think it's a good sketch too :) here was my source: http://www.ibras.dk/montypython/justthewords.htm

My all-time fave sketches are Dennis Moore and Lupins (tied for first place)
with Spanish Inquisition as a very close second.

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SirDouglas at 9:11 am September 19

I loved Spanish Inquisition!!!! But I loved Dennis Moore and Lupins sketch as well! ! :)---------------------------------

"Shut up! It's a hold-up, not a Botany lesson. Now, no false moves please. I want you to hand over all the lupins you've got.")

the_thina: woody and tinny words here too. I love grahams stiff upper lip-tourettes and erics "later dear". and penguin on the telly. john and graham just makes wonderful old ladies.

SirDouglas at 7:42 pm September 18

LOL, I thought Graham was hilarious in that sketch 2 He was my favorite in that sketch!! :)

the_thina at 7:45 pm September 18

witch of the two are you talking about now? INTERCOURSE or BURMA? :P

SirDouglas at 8:54 pm September 18

Wasn't burma from Penguin on the Television sketch?

the_thina at 9:28 am September 19

yes it is. I said that was my favourite as well as woody and tinny words, then you say you loved graham in that one, even if I was talking about two, so therefore my question.

SirDouglas at 12:48 pm September 19

OOPS Sorry thinking faster than I typed LOL, I see what you mean; I meant I loved graham as a old lady Penguin on the Television I should of looked over my typing I didn't have everything down that I was thinking of but yes both of those Penguin on the Television & Woody and Tinny Words are both Hilarious I have alway's been fond of Graham it was just so funny seeing graham as a old women (I'm use to seeing idle as the women)LOL ------------------------------------------

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the_thina at 5:03 pm September 19

haha, thats ok mate, I do the same thing from time to time. ;) and YES graham was so lovely as an old woman. and he/she is so daft in that one, so lovely. if you look at hes face just before he says "if it lays an eg" you can SEE the image coming to him! and how smart he think he is when he says "they stamp them when they are small" haha. oh, bless hes soul, I love him so much! :D
and yeah, eric made good wimen too. but seeing eric is my favourite python (batteing the first place with mike and graham though) he was lovely no matter what he was doing. ;)

BroMaynardG at 5:07 pm September 18

Not filmed, only on "Matching Tie And Handkerchief" (The 3-sided album).


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