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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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 »

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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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Connections

Featured in Room 101: Episode #11.1 (2007) See more »

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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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