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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Dead Parrot


Do you remember the Monty Python parrot sketch?  Here is an extract where the pet store owner finally loses patience with the parrot owner who is trying to return the dead bird, claiming it is still alive:

'E's not pinin'! 'E's passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! 'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! 'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch 'e'd be pushing up the daisies! 'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig! 'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!!

The dead parrot lying in Potter's Field near Tower Bridge, is part of an advertising campaign for the UKTV screening of final performance of the Monty Python Live farewell show this coming Sunday.

14 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

There was a time when I knew that sketch word for word.

Bill Nicholls said...

Remember watching it whe it was on the telly

John said...

Classic, together with the 'Lumberjacks', Fawlty Towers 'Gourmet night' and the two Ronnies 'Fork Handles' - oh, and don't forget Del Boy and Co trying to lower the chandelier. Great British comedy.

perambulatingphotographer said...

I look forward to watching the last performance on TV here in Denmark.

Luis Gomez said...

So great! So Monty Python.

Sharon Anck said...

How fun! I hope that farewell show comes to the US.

llandudnopictures said...

RIP Parrot... great shot!

RedPat said...

I love it! One of my favourite skits of theirs.

jennyfreckles said...

Who could ever forget!

William Kendall said...

A marvelous way to advertize the Pythons!

Lady Lilith said...

Oh my. I wonder who got him down:)
Nice shot.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Bloomin' marvelous innit :) There's been no one like them since!

Jack said...

I didn't know the dead parrot sketch. Thanks for providing it. Monty Python were fabulous in their time.

Alexander said...

hahaha... This is an interesting post. You have made my day Mo.

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