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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 10:39 am 
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I've recently been watching the 3rd season of the Flying Circus, and noticed that in a good portion of the episodes, there are non-stop remarks about the BBC having no funds.

Does anyone know the history behind these jokes?

I wasn't around yet to know (If I'm not mistaken the last Flying Circus episode was made just a few weeks before I was born)

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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:16 am 
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The likely history of the joke was that the Pythons in their writing sessions found it funny.

As far as I know, the Beeb has never been in danger of going broke.

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I sincerly hope they dont go broke as most of the t.v shows that i love come from the bbc!!! And if they went broke i would be very sad!!![:(]


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On the Simpsons they joke about Fox.....as well as other animated sitcoms(mostly only them). Some of these jokes are pretty true (like Fox allowing anything on the air). I don't know about the Monty Python though...

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Yes it probably would have been a joke. I think everyone would know if they were goin bankrupt!


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