And Now for Something Completely Different

 

Yes, a completely different show began its wildly successful run this day 40 years ago. On October 5, 1969, the first episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus aired on BBC One. The episode, entitled, Whither Canada? included the following sketches, and I defy anyone reading this to say that they haven’t heard of at least one of these: 

  • It’s Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Italian lesson
  • Whizzo Butter
  • “It’s the Arts”
  • Arthur ‘Two Sheds’ Jackson
  • Picasso/Cycling Race
  • The Funniest Joke in the World

 In honor of this momentous occasion, here is The Funniest Joke in the World. View it at your peril:

Gentlemen, thanks for 40 years of hilarity.

H/T: Reader Scott

Stoutcat

One Response to And Now for Something Completely Different

  1. […] And Now for Something Completely Different « Grand Rants grandrants.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/and-now-for-something-completely-different-2 – view page – cached Yes, a completely different show began its wildly successful run this day 40 years ago. On October 5, 1969, the first episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus aired on BBC One. The episode,… (Read more)Yes, a completely different show began its wildly successful run this day 40 years ago. On October 5, 1969, the first episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus aired on BBC One. The episode, entitled, Whither Canada? included the following sketches, and I defy anyone reading this to say that they haven’t heard of at least one of these: * It’s Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart * Italian lesson * Whizzo Butter * “It’s the Arts” * Arthur ‘Two Sheds’ Jackson * Picasso/Cycling Race * The Funniest Joke in the World (Read less) — From the page […]

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