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Old 08-26-2013, 10:13 PM   #21
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Yes you are.

My son, who just began college this week, will occasionally have a Ni! fit with friends.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:36 PM   #22
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No argument here, although I do appreciate a good shrubbery.

And I'm old enough to recall the late great Margaret Thatcher recalling the Parrot Sketch during a political convention speech over 20 yrs ago- all in good fun I'm sure

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Old 08-26-2013, 10:42 PM   #23
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My vote for top 2 are Dead Parrot sketch & Lumberjack Song.

But I'm not here for an argument


The lumberjack song is good. The Argument Clinic makes me laugh until I cry.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:17 PM   #24
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Have loved most of the British comedy stuff since first being introduced to it by my Dad when I was 12: Monty Python, Benny Hill, Are You Being Served, Black Adder, Father Ted, Porridge just to name a few (Ab Fab! Red Dwarf! there are just sooooo many!!).
Liked em all so much I married a Brit (a Geordie!)!
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"He put Basil in the ratatouille?" Priceless.
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Monty Python and Fawlty Tours are two of my favorite TV series. I have both on DVD. I can't believe no one has posted the Dead Parrot sketch yet.
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There are so many great examples posted already. I always like the "Silly Olympics." I will never forget the first race I laughed so hard...
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When I was in high school, we had a great Creative Writing teacher (her name slips my mind, it's been so many years ago) who used to show segments of films in class as a topic to get the creative writing juices flowing.

One semester, she showed parts of Excalibur, and then followed up with Monty Python and The Holy Grail. We had to write an essay comparing/contrasting the two, and then write short stories combining the aspects of both. One of the most fun assignments I can ever remember doing in school.

I think most of the stories were more Holy Grail-ish than Excalibur-ish.

Long live Monty Python!
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Here's a live version of the Lumberjack song with a special guest among the Canadian Mounties.

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bloody Vikings!


and the game show, "Stake Your Claim"
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Don't mean to get into an argument regarding modern Euro economic politics, but the Python crew once covered another epic struggle between the Germans & Greeks- this one on the soccer (football) field-

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Crazy that all of this came from a show that only lasted three and a half seasons. The only show I can think of that gets as many references is Seinfeld, and that one ran a lot longer (nine seasons). And that is a relatively recent phenomenon. We'll see if we're still hearing Seinfeld quips 30 years from now.
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Have loved most of the British comedy stuff since first being introduced to it by my Dad when I was 12: Monty Python, Benny Hill, Are You Being Served, Black Adder, Father Ted, Porridge just to name a few (Ab Fab! Red Dwarf! there are just sooooo many!!).
Liked em all so much I married a Brit (a Geordie!)!
One more to add to the list is "The Goon Show"
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