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How to Irritate People (1969)

TV Movie  -   -  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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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 "Car Salesman" sketch was written by Graham Chapman and inspired by a real encounter he'd had with a dealer who flatly refused to admit that the car was broken. John thought that there was something funnier to it and, when the time came for "Monty Python's Flying Circus" the basic framework of the sketch was adapted for the now infamous "Parrot Sketch". See more »

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Pilot #2: Please find the emergency spill in the washroom at the back and release it!
Pilot #1: But do not unfasten your safety belt!
Flight Attendent: That's got 'em back to their seats.
Pilot #2: The emergency spill must be released!
Pilot #1: But do not leave your seats!
Pilot #2: Do not panic!
Pilot #1: Tea will be served.
Pilot #2: Inflate your lifejackets!
Pilot #1: And extinguish all cigarettes!
Pilot #2: Please remove the luggage from the racks above your heads and please it on the other side of the aircraft.
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Featured in The Roots of Monty Python (2005) See more »

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A bit flat, but hidden gems inside
22 March 2002 | by (Pittsburgh, PA, USA) – See all my reviews

The show as a whole fell kind of flat. The acting seems a bit uninspired at times, and there isn't that Python-ish chemistry that later appeared.

However, two sketches do stand out; the "Airline Pilots" sketch, where Chapman, Cleese, and Palin take turns abusing their passengers; the other being the "Management Training Course Interview" where Cleese gets Brooke-Taylor to perform some humiliating stunts.


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