Parrot Sketch Not Included - 20 Years of Monty Python
show_name = Parrot Sketch Not Included - 20 Years of Monty Python
format = Special
runtime = 58 minutes
Graham Chapman John Cleese Terry Gilliam Eric Idle Terry Jones Michael Palin
October 5, 1989
preceded_by = "
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life"
followed_by = "
Monty Python Live At Aspen"
Parrot Sketch Not Included - 20 Years of Monty Python was a tribute special to the
Monty Pythoncomedy group, broadcast on October 5, 1989. It was hosted by Python fan and actor Steve Martin, who introduced several sketches from the group's television series Monty Python's Flying Circus, as well as some sketches from the German remake Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus. The Dead Parrot sketch was not included.
How Not To Be Seen
The Ministry of Silly Walks
The Lumberjack Song
*The Spanish Inquisition
*Queen Victoria Handicap
*The Mouse Problem
*Working Class Playwright
*Raymond Luxury Yacht
*A man with a Stoat Through His Head
*Mrs. Niggerbaiter Explodes
The Fish-Slapping Dance
Sam Peckinpah's "Salad Days"
*A man With a Tape Recorder up His Nose
According to the autobiography "The Pythons", a new piece of material written and featuring the Monty Python members and Steve Martin was to be included in the special. In the sequence, the Monty Python members, dressed as school boys, ask Martin questions and take notes. The sequence was removed at request by the Pythons because it was felt to be unfunny. However, some of the members today wish it had been included, as it had been the last time that Monty Python member
Graham Chapmanwould perform with the group.
The Pythons gave an alternate version of their appearance, which is featured in the special, in which Steve Martin briefly reveals that they are all in a cupboard. Chapman appears very pale and sallow; at the time the throat
cancerthat would kill him was advancing rapidly. This would be his last appearance on television before his death, which coincidentally was one night before the premiere of the programme.
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