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 Post subject: Who's that? ( from Monty Python)
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 9:59 pm 
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Hello Fellow Python Addicts!!!

I wonder if anyone could please tell me who is "Reginald Mordling?" His name was mentioned in a few skits; he seems to be a cabinet member, or MP of some sort.

Thank you for any help on this question.

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 Post Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 4:36 pm 
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well, I don't know who he is either, but his name is spelled "Maudling"

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<b>Maudling, Reginald</b>, 1917?79, British politician. A lawyer, he entered Parliament in 1950 as a Conservative and rapidly rose to prominence, serving as minister of supply (1955?57), paymaster-general (1957?59), president of the board of trade (1959?61), colonial secretary (1961?62), and chancellor of the exchequer (1962?64). He was narrowly defeated by Edward Heath in a contest for the Conservative party leadership in 1965. When the Conservatives returned to power in 1970, he became home secretary, assuming responsibility for two explosive matters?race relations and Northern Ireland. However, he resigned in 1972 because of his past connection with a bankrupt company that was under police investigation for corruption

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 Post Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 7:49 am 
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He also had a foot fetish, but I can't confirm that.

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 Post Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2003 12:14 am 
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I was always wondering about Mr. Maudling.

Now here's another one: Who's Whicker?

And another: Leapy Lee (sp?)...

I'm sure I'll think of more...


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 Post Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 4:39 pm 
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I have a question about the name Biggles, as in Cardinal Biggles and Biggles Takes a Letter. Does that name have any special significance? Also, are there other Biggles in sketches I haven't mentioned? <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">No more buttered scones for me, Mater, I'm off to play the grand piano!<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">


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First things first. Who is Whicker? Please see the FAQ section of my website.

Righto. Biggles (full name Major James Bigglesworth DSO,DFC,MC)
was a character in a series of 99 books and publications written by Captain W.E. Johns about the adventures of Biggles and his friends Algy and Ginger.

The books start off charting the adventures of Biggles as a pilot in WW1, but also cover his adventures in the between war years (where he had an air charter company), in WW2, and in the period after WW2 when he was a member of the air police.

(There's also a "Biggles" movie floating around - its worth a look if you like <i>REALLY</i> cheesy films)

The stories are very "English" - lots of us beating the "Bosch", and being rather patronising to colonial subjects. The characters are rather stereotypes upper-class public school types - slightly effeminate, stiff upper lip, lots of "I say chaps" and "jolly good show" and so on (see the "Banter sketch" for a rough idea).

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Why would anyone have a foot fetish?


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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 7:21 pm 
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I've been wondering myself who Leapy Lee is as in:

Woman: Good evening. My name is <b>Leapy Lee</b>. No, sorry. <i>That's the name of me favorite singer</i>. My name is Mrs. Fred Stone. No, no, Mrs. Fred Stone is the wife of me favorite tennis player. My name is Bananas. No, no, that's me favorite fruit. I'm Mrs. Nice- evening- out- at- the- pictures- then- perhaps- a- dance- at- a- club- and- back- to- his- place- for- a- quick- cup- of- coffee- and- little- bit- of - no! No, sorry, that's me favorite way of spending a night out. Perhaps I am <b>Leapy Lee</b>? Yes! I must be <b>Leapy Lee</b>! Hello fans! <b>Leapy Lee</b> here! (sings) Little arrows that will... (phone rings, she answers) Hello? ... Evidently I'm not <b>Leapy Lee</b>. I thought I probably wouldn't be. Thank you, I'll tell them. (puts phone down) Hello. Hello, Denis Compton here. No no... I should have written it down. Now where's that number? (as she looks in her bag she talks to herself) I'm Mao Tse Tung... I'm P. P. Arnold... I'm Margaret Thatcher ... I'm Sir Gerald Nabarro ... (she dials) Hello? Sir Len Hutton here. Could you tell me, please ... oh, am I? Oh, thank you. (puts phone down) Good evening. I'm Mrs. What-number-are-you-dialing-please?

-From episode #21


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 Post Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 12:57 am 
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Leapy Lee was a singer, obviously...

Her most popular song was "little arrows"


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Quizmaster: Jolly good! Well now Madam your first question for the blow on
the head this evening is: Which great opponent of Cartesian
dualism resists the reduction of psychological phenomena to a
physical state and insists there is no point of contact between the
extended and the unextended?
Ratbag: I don't know that.
Quizmaster: Well -- have a guess!
Ratbag: Oh... Henri Bergson?
Quizmaster: ...is the correct answer! (Piano chords)

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Who`s Henri Bergson? An opponent of dualism?

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 Post Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 7:06 pm 
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yeah, i kind of guessed that Leapy Lee was a singer, but more specificaly why the mention? was he/she particularly famous, you see I'm just a naieve american who stumbled upon a wonderful brtish comedy and has no idea what the pop culture is like across the pond. so you'll have to forgive me for my ignorance.


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