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 Post subject: A tough question for expert Python fans and british people
 Post Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:52 am 
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In the opening credits of the third season of the show (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAXQTBjHizc) there is a moment where you can see two doctors opening a woman's belly in half in order to deliver a baby (at the 17th sec.).

The question is: Can you recognize any of the faces the Terry Gilliam used for the two doctors or even the woman?

I think maybe the right doctor is a British politician from around 1948 (but I don't have a clue who).
And I'm absolutely certain that I know who the left doctor is, But I want your thoughts on it before I reveal.

The winner will get a lifetime supply of SPAM and my everlasting (until death) thanks!


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hmm, could the right one be ted heath?

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yes I think so too, he looks like him :shock:

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Now that's fun. I checked Ted Heath closely and I think you are right, and it fits interestingly with the left doctor which is without a doubt David Ben-Gurion, the first prime minister of Israel.

Now you got two prime ministers, posing as clown doctors and delivering a child, do you think prahaps Terry Gilliam tried to make a statement of some kind?
If only I knew who the woman is supposed to be...


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Is it Margaret Thatcher? LOL


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Aaaaaah, those were easy. Who is the baby?

Sorry. Seriously brilliant work, PythonHunter and Gambolputty.


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PythonHunter wrote:
Now that's fun. I checked Ted Heath closely and I think you are right, and it fits interestingly with the left doctor which is without a doubt David Ben-Gurion, the first prime minister of Israel.

Now you got two prime ministers, posing as clown doctors and delivering a child, do you think prahaps Terry Gilliam tried to make a statement of some kind?
If only I knew who the woman is supposed to be...


Early seventies... something to do with the Israelian wars of 1967 or 1973? It doesn't necessarily have to be a statement, of course. There is always the risk of over-analysing, like with that theory that says the Smurfs are communist propaganda.

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when in fact, smurfs started out as a belgian (i think) adult cartoon.

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The smurfs were a belgian cartoon whose village portrayed the perfect utopia of an anarchosocialist commune :D

Gargumel was the symbol of the capitalist oppressors, evil as they are...

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not safe for work (smurfs)

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:lol:

That's satire 8)

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First of all, I always believed that papa smurf was one of Stalin's followers because he wore red clothes. He started a communist cummunity to teach young smurfs Stalin's ideology, but it's obvious that he had failed because all the other smurfs' clothes are white, which is associated with Trotsky's Bolshevik followers, and Trotsky was a big rival Stalin.

And thats without even starting with Gargamel... :)

Secondly, over-analysing (as shown here above) is fun!!!

So go crazy and over-analyse the original subject of this thread.


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