"Monty Python's Flying Circus"
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It's simply German gibberish with no meaning at all.

Animator Terry Gilliam suited up to play this recurring character.

It was a caricature of a typical British laborer, usually dressed in gum-boots (hence the name), suspenders, and a handkerchief knotted at the corners for a hat. John Cleese has the honor of first appearing as a gumby in show 6.

Some episodes of the US Box are cut. But that's a general problem of "Flying Circus" because modification were being made and footage was being removed from some episodes after the first run. This concern not only dialogs but also entire sketches. Unfortunately the German DVD Box isn't fully uncut either but some episodes are longer than their US equivalent. Detailed comparisons with pictures can be found here.

This seems to be follow on from their Cambridge/Oxford days, when there was a lack of women in the cast. In How to Irritate People John Cleese reveals they are called Pepperpots, because they are usually pear-shaped women.

Because Norway is unusual location to find a parrot! Spike Milligan did a version of the parrot sketch where he called it an Artic Grey.

The only cheese which is fictional is the Venezuelan Beaver cheese. All the rest exist.

The owner of a flying circus... Previous suggestions were Gwen Dibley and Barry Took. The idea was that he was the stereotype of agent, hence the snakey name. Monty may be from Field Marshall Montgomery.

Fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, almost fanatical devotion to the Pope and love of nice red uniforms. Unfortunately no one can remember how many there are.

If you mean The Four Yorkshireman sketch, this was an At Last The 1948 Show which was on The Secret Policeman's Ball. If you mean the Michelangelo sketch, this was banned from this show but appeared on The Secret Policeman's Ball. Or it could be a sketch from Meaning of Life. Else it must be another show featuring them (such as Do Not Adjust Your Set or The Frost Report) which you have confused with Python.


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