you NEVER heard of Danny Kaye???
Hans Christian Andersen?
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty???
The Inspector General?? --
In which, by the way, Danny sings this song....
You are depriving yourself of a TRUE entertainment treat and genius if you do not check out any of his movies....
Danny was a fine performer, comedian extraordinaire, and a superb orchestra leader as well.....
the song was written in 1944 by Fred Heatherton, and has been recorded by many, including Merv Griffin, ....
Up In Arms (1944),
Wonder Man (1945),
The Kid From Brooklyn (1946),
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (1947),
A Song Is Born (1948),
The Inspector General (1949),
On The Riviera (1951),
Hans Christian Anderson (1952),
Knock On Wood (1953),
White Christmas (1954),
Assignment Children (1954),
The Court Jester (1956),
Me And The Colonel (1957),
Merry Andrew (1958),
The Five Pennies (1959),
On The Double (1962),
The Man From The Diner's Club (1963),
The Madwoman Of Chaillot (l969).
a great link:
here is the Kaye version, but I am not sure the flash presentation is what you expect.....also, it is credited as Monty P, but in fact, is Danny Kaye -
and NOW to answer your question...THIS quoted from a rather complete (if not completely different) FAQ site for Monty Python --
Q: Which movie is "I've Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts" in?
A: Again, its not. The song has never appeared in any Monty Python movie.
it is a shame -- I would really have liked to hear the Troupe sing this song...it is certainly up thier alley and style..but then...25 years earlier..Danny Kaye was doing what THEY were most famous for...
If you don't believe me, then whatch Walter Mitty (see above) 2 or 3 times, or even the Court Jester..THEN decide...
and NO -- I am NOT putting down the troup -- Monty P. was the FUNNIEST group that ever lived...I even had the pleasure of seeing them live TWICE when I was in HS (back in the 70's)