Monty Python's Flying Circus: Season 1, Episode 6

It's the Arts (23 Nov. 1969)

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Sketches include: a German composer with an extraordinarily long name; crooks plan an elaborate scheme to buy a watch; a chocolate-company owner markets "Crunchy Frog."




(additional material) (as Graham C. Chapmansberg) , (additional material) (as John C. Cleeseberg) , 4 more credits »
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Episode cast overview:
Arthur Figgis / Policeman / Superintendent Parrot / Man in Briefs / City Stockbroker's Neighbour / Man Stting Next to the Indian / Irving C. Saltzberg, Jnr. (as Graham C. Chapmanberg)
Announcer / Interviewer for It's the Arts / Viking / Chartered Accountant / Inspector Praline / Frankenstein's Monster / Second Policeman / A Scottsman on a Horse / Fourth Writer (as John C. Cleeseberg)
Karl / Larry / Vicar / Judge / Mr. Milton / Man in Briefs / Emma Hamilton / Woman in a Pram / Second Writer (voice) (as Terry C. Jonesberg)
It's Man / Arthur Figgis's Fan / Weedy Man in Pullover with National Health Specs / The Boss / First Bandit / Pepperpot / Scottsman / A City Stockbroker / House Manager / Betrothed Scottsman / First Writer (as Michael C. Palinberg)
Knight in Armour / Mona Lisa / Lon Chaney / PolicemenPig / Boar / Boticelli Lover / Medieval Couple / Family Group / Doctor / Bishop / Saint / Dancers / Naked Ladies / Cricket Team / Man Against Exposure / Compére / Fifth Writer (voice) (as Terry C. Gilliamberg)
Reg / Second Bandit / Indian / Third Writer (as Eric C. Idleberg)
Ian Davidson ...
Edgar Hamilton / Sixth Writer (as Ian C. Davidsonberg)


Sketches include: a German composer with an extraordinarily long name; crooks plan an elaborate scheme to buy a watch; a chocolate-company owner markets "Crunchy Frog."

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Comedy | Music



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23 November 1969 (UK)  »

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Did You Know?


In the sketch Crunchy Frog, the proprietor of the Whizzo Quality Assortment proudly claims that his product contains no artificial ingredients. Later, when pressed on the ingredient Lark's Vomit, he states that monosodium glutamate is one of the other ingredients listed on the label on the bottom of the box. See more »


Policeman: It's the uniform that puts 'em off. That and my bad breath.
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, almost everything pertaining to the production of this episode was credited to "Irving C. Saltzberg", the megalomaniacal film producer character played by Graham Chapman. See more »


References The Phantom of the Opera (1925) See more »


from "The Enigma Variations, Op. 36"
Music by Edward Elgar
Conducted by Adrian Boult
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