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How to Irritate People (1969)

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy  |  21 January 1969 (USA)
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In this mock-documentary, John Cleese narrates a series of sketches on irritation -- types and techniques. Included are parents irritating their children, old ladies irritating movie-goers ... See full summary »

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Himself / Dad / Pepperpot / Boyfriend / Teddy / Man at Party / Son / Bored Pilot / Silly Job Interviewer / Presenter / Julian Trevelyan
Tim Brooke-Taylor ...
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Pepperpot / Restaurant Customer / Mr.Harris / Poofy Actor / Man in need of a lift / Mr.Bevis / Bored Pilot / Man with score card / Mr.Raymond / Gig Sanders / Dr.Rhomboid Good-Cabin
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Malcolm / Bona Fide Movie-Goer / Head Waiter / Mr.Gibson / Poofy Actor / Tom / Flight Attendant / Man with score card / Mr.Shande / Topic Announcer
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Mum / Mother / Mrs.Raymond
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Pamela / Girlfriend / Restaurant Customer / Beryl
Dick Vosburgh ...
Waiter / Man with gun / Man with score card
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In this mock-documentary, John Cleese narrates a series of sketches on irritation -- types and techniques. Included are parents irritating their children, old ladies irritating movie-goers in a theater, an overly subservient waiter, a car repairman denying obvious car trouble, a party guest hinting for a ride, airplane pilots playing practical jokes on their passengers, and a talk show host who doesn't stop talking. Written by Samuel Stoddard <ss1@christa.unh.edu>

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The "Silly Job Interview" sketch was recreated by John Cleese and Graham Chapman for Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969), as was the "Argument Clinic" sketch. See more »

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John Cleese: Why would you want to watch this? It's a costume thing.
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Featured in Room 101: Episode #11.1 (2007) See more »

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Take the program for what it is
26 March 2002 | by (The Village, Wixom, MI) – See all my reviews

Many people may be disappointed with the material on the program because it is not typical Python. People need to take into account that this is before the incorporation of Idle, Jones and Gilliam. Also, it is a precursor for what was eventually to become one of the funniest sketch comedy shows ever broadcast.


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