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The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982)

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The film of an on-stage charity benefit for Amnesty International. The show includes comedy skits by the members of Monty Python, as well as noted comedians Peter Cook, Rowan Atkinson, and ... See full summary »

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The film of an on-stage charity benefit for Amnesty International. The show includes comedy skits by the members of Monty Python, as well as noted comedians Peter Cook, Rowan Atkinson, and others. The show also includes musical numbers by Eric Clapton, Sting, Donovan and Bob Geldof. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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23 September 1982 (Australia)  »

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O horos tou xefonimenou mystikou batsou  »

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A tall coffee-table book including photographs and transcripts of the sketches was produced. The book also featured some specially written comic notes by Monty Python's Terry Jones and Michael Palin. See more »

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The Crazy Interviewer: Good evening. Tonight, we're taking a look at Beekeeping, and here to tell us all about it, we have in the studio a man who's been keeping bees for over forty years. Mr. Reginald Prawnbaum. Good evening, Mr. Prawnbaum.
Reginald Prawnbaum: Good evening.
The Crazy Interviewer: Tell me. What first interested you in the bee world, Mr. Prawnbaum?
Reginald Prawnbaum: Well, um, even as a child, I used to...
The Crazy Interviewer: Ssshh.
Reginald Prawnbaum: I'm sorry, shouldn't I have said that?
The Crazy Interviewer: No, of course you should have. Pay no attention, please. When I say "Ssshh", it's just a nervous mannerism I've ...
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In the version that has segments from the first and second shows, Michael Palin interrupts the credits to sell various "Secret Policeman's" products to the viewer (profits going to Amnesty International). See more »

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Followed by Amnesty International's Big 30 (1991) See more »

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Funny show with a funny name!
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This is really good stuff! If you feel like laughing a bit, ok then, a lot, well, actually until you almost choke... this is the thing for you to watch!

The Secret Policeman's Other Ball consists of many very different sketches performed by various comedians, i.e the Pythons, and other celebrities. It really is hilarious. But then again what could you expect from a show with that name?!


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