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 »
Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics, and in the mini-skirted ... See full summary »
The priceless Blue Water sapphire is coveted by the heirs of Sir Hector Geste - his new wife, Flavia; his daughter, Isabel; and his adopted twin sons, heroic Beau and pathetic Digby. When ... See full summary »
Arthur Harris is a happily married man who returns from his job to discover that his wife, Fiona, is leaving him. Devastated he gets really drunk and tries to commit suicide. After a few ... See full summary »
A bassist shows up early for the betrothal ball of a beautiful princess, and whiles away the time having a dip in the river. The princess is doing the same, unbeknownst to the bass player, ... 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
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In this special, John Cleese coins the term "Pepperpot" which means "a certain type of middle-aged woman who uses irritation as a way of life; it's the only thing she's really good at." This is the word for the little old ladies portrayed by Cleese and his colleagues on Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) See more »
This ruthless concentration on one's self is a successful irritant widely practiced by women. A friend of mine once demonstrated this to me at a large party. He stood in the middle of the room and said very loudly, "The trouble with women is that they always take things personally." Four women immediately replied, "Well I Don't."
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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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