The movie was filmed between the first and second seasons of Monty Python's Flying Circus
(1969). This feature film contains several sketches that had been written for the second season but not as yet performed, including the "Hungarian Phrasebook" sketch. See more
During the mountaineer sketch, Eric Idle
clearly breaks character and suppresses laughter when John Cleese
reads from the dictionary. See more
In this picture, there are forty-seven people. None of them can be seen. In this film, we hope to show you how not to be seen. This is Mr E.R. Bradshaw of Napier Court, Black Lion Road, London, SE14. He cannot be seen. Now I'm going to ask him to stand up. Mr Bradshaw, will you stand up, please?
[Mr Bradshaw stands up and is shot
This demonstrates the value of not being seen.