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It is the mints fault. The mint is what kills him. I never did trust those mints even if they were wafer thin.


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oh my...

I just ATE one of those wafer thin mints!
am I likely to explode now? [:0]

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U can't trust those wafer thin mints.


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Funnily enough, Mr Creosote does not in fact die at all despite exploding after the "Wah-fer thin mint" incident. Upon close inspection of the electric celluloid it is clear to see that he is fully awake if a little puzzled. So to solve this debate once and for all, I can now reveal that I killed Mr Creosote, in the Library, ............. with the herring. Thank you.


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In the library eh. Why not the bridge of death?


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I thought I killed him, cos one of my fishbones got stuck in his throat [:)]

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It could have been a herring bone so u both could be right. But I still think he should have died somewhere other than the library.


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This sketch seemed totally incongruous to the rest of the film. My first reaction was that it was self-indulgent, meaningless violence. Although Terry Jones playing Mr Creosote gives away the author of the sketch, the extreme violence and brutality is a Jones hallmark.

On further reflection, I saw it as a sort of morality story. Mr Creosote is the epitome of a chronic sinner; he indulges in the sin of gluttony. He takes his sin to the extreme by vomiting while ordering more food.

The Maitre D' symbolises the Devil (note the evil pencil moustache and the occasional menacing stare) who welcomes him into his domain and encourages his gluttony.

When Mr Creosote finally decides to stop his gluttony, the Maitre D' tempts him to resume. The Maitre D' convinces Mr Creosote that a small sin, eating the wafer-thin mint, does no harm and this is Mr Creosote's undoing.

As pointed out in this thread, Mr Creosote does not die but is condemned nonetheless.

To me, the moral of the sketch is that you can commit ghastly sins and yet still be saved. The price of forgiveness, however, is that you can be condemned for the smallest transgression.


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