A pet-shop customer returns his dead parrot; a gang of female senior citizens attacks a town's young men; a young army officer who joined the service to water-ski tries to resign.
Did You Know?
The "Dead Parrot Sketch" was based, in part, on a drama school exercise/game in which two actors improvised dialogue, the object of which was for one participant to try to get the other to repeat a line without himself repeating. The first person to repeat is the "loser" of the game. Tom Stoppard
, in his Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
(1990) featured a more elaborate version of this exercise which is cited in the quotes section for that movie. See more
When the Hell's grannies remove the telephone booth, there are no electrical wires connected to the booth, just a flat wooden board on the base of the booth. Had it been a real telephone booth, it would have been harder to remove. See more
Now, I've noticed a tendency for this programme to get rather silly. Now I do my best to keep things moving along, but I'm not having things getting silly. Those two last sketches I did got very silly indeed, and that last one about the bed was even sillier. Now, nobody likes a good laugh more than I do... except perhaps my wife and some of her friends... oh yes and Captain Johnston. Come to think of it most people likes a good laugh more than I do. But that's beside the point. Now, let's have ...