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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21 January 1969 (USA)  »

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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. On the "Argument Clinic", Chapman, who was one of the scoring judges in the "Silly Interview" sketch , was now the one who is being subjected to Cleese's interview. Also, instead of ringing a bell, Cleese just imitated its sound on the Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) sketch. See more »

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Bored Pilot: Please find the emergency spill in the washroom at the back and release it!
Bored Pilot: But do not unfasten your safety belt!
Flight Attendant: That's got 'em back to their seats.
Bored Pilot: The emergency spill must be released!
Bored Pilot: But do not leave your seats!
Bored Pilot: Do not panic!
Bored Pilot: Tea will be served.
Bored Pilot: Inflate your lifejackets!
Bored Pilot: And extinguish all cigarettes!
Bored Pilot: 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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