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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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Connie Booth's first acting role. She had originally just agreed to play a small part in one sketch, but took on several more roles after the actress who had originally been cast pulled out at the last minute. 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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Must-See for all Python fans !
8 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I bought this recently on VHS at a Half-Price bookstore and, man, does it really blow you away with it's insane humor.

It is so hilarious and truly creative all at the same time. The title basically speaks for itself. John Cleese hosts and appears in the sketches along with regular Python members Chapman, Palin and his wife/co-star Connie Booth.

I've seen it at least three time and now want to see it again sometime next month.

The only reason I give it eight out of ten stars is because it does go over a little too long, but that's forgivable due to it's overall excellent comedic value.


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