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 Post subject: Least Favorite Sketch
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:19 pm 
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And now for something COMPLETELY different- your least favorite sketch! Mine is Full Frontal Nudity or The Almada, which I don't find funny at all.


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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 3:14 pm 
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Yes I never found the Almada funny, but I love Full Frontal Nudity, so to speak.

A lot of the stuff from the third and fourth series, it has to be said, is often bizarre rather than funny (though at least interesting!) - I don't like the Almada, the Tudor jobs agency/porn smuggling, the jungle restaurant, the 'No Time to Lose' sketch or, from Series 2, the 'new cooker' sketch.


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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:23 pm 
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I understand why you like Full frontal nudity. I don't think the Elizabethan job agency is funny, either, although I like the No Time to Lose and Jungle Resturant. I think that the third series has some seriously funny moments like the Argument Clinic, and the fourth series has a couple of them, although the fourth series isn't as funny, except for the doctor whose patient are stabbed and the most awful family in Britain.


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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:29 pm 
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I think it's in the nature of Python-style humour that some people will find a particular thing funny, and some won't.
I suppose that's why TV stations prefer to show home-movie clip shows of people falling over - it's something that's more likely to appeal to a broad mass of people. Whereas, when you have a sketch about a policeman being mistaken for Sir Philip Sidney, you're in riskier territory.
Yes, I think the third series has some of the best sketches they ever did and a few really solid episodes - as well as the 'Cycling Tour', which is something new for Python and looks forward to the Palin/Jones 'Ripping Yarns'. The third and fourth series are also the most experimental, and even if they're not as funny as the first and second, I just admire the jaw-dropping oddity of it all.


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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:31 pm 
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BTW, the sketch about the doctor whose patients are being stabbed was, I think, either written or co-written by Douglas Adams, author of 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong!


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 Post Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:39 am 
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I don't know. I do know that Adams helped a lot!

You're no fun anymore.


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it's funny how monty python and douglas adams so often go well together, and how often you find that MP fans read the hitchikers guide series.

And the shock news is that the German's leading second-hand goods champion, Mrs. Elsie Gruber, has been found to be a man. Good news for her, but bad news for John Motson, who spent the evening with her last night.


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That is interesting. I thought that on the credits in the 4th season, Douglas Adams was mentioned. Maybe I dremt it up. Hm. oh, well.

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I love the Pythons of course, but IMHO
the Teddy Salad sketch goes on for far too long,
and a couple of the routines in MOL just don't work,
particularly the restaurant scene. Course it would
have been funnier if it hadn't been cut to pieces.


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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 9:27 am 
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I think it'd be safe to say that the fourth season- although as I said, it has it's moments- is the least popular season. John Cleese was sorely missed.

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I don't dislike the fourth series, it just seems their goal was to be as weird as possible rather than funny. Nothing wrong with that, but I don't tend to watch it when I need a good laugh. It's also a bit too repetititve. And yes, Cleese provides those essential elements of mania and aggression that the others, great as they are, can't quite do.


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i don't realy have a least favouret series


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