The complete scripts from the four Monty Python series, first shown on BBC television between 1969 and 1974, have been collected in two companion volumes.
Characters' names, often not spoken, are given as in the original scripts, along with the names of the actual performer added on their first appearance in each sketch.
This second volume contains twenty-two classic episodes, featuring some of the most entertaining writing to have gone into television anywhere. The minister of silly walks, the dead parrot, banter in a cheese shop - here is every silly, satirical skit, every snide insult, every saucy aside.
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"As a naval officer I abhor the implication that the Royal Navy is a haven for cannibalism, It is well known that we not have the problem relatively under control, and that it is the RAF who now suffer the largest casualties in this area. And what, do you think the Argylls ate in Aden? Arabs? Your, etc., Captain B. J. Smethwick in a white wine sauce with shallots, mushrooms, and garlic."
"Your Highness, you are also like a stream of bat's piss."
"I merely meant, your Majesty, that you shine out like a shaft of gold when all around is dark."