Monty Python's Flying Circus: Season 4, Episode 2

Michael Ellis (7 Nov. 1974)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Music
8.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 161 users  
Reviews: 1 user

A shopper tries to determine the identity of a man being paged in a bizarre department store; a poetry reading is disrupted by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1138 titles
created 12 Jul 2012
 
list image
a list of 1418 titles
created 11 Feb 2013
 
list image
a list of 7 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Michael Ellis" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Michael Ellis (07 Nov 1974)

Michael Ellis (07 Nov 1974) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Monty Python's Flying Circus.
« Previous Episode | 41 of 46 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
First Store Assistant / Waiter / Gladys / Old Lady / Mr. Crawley / Colonel Ewing
...
Store Assistant / Percy Bysshe Shelley / Mr. Zyndersky
...
Chris Quinn / John Keats
...
Real Store Manager / Chris's Mother / Man in Restaurant / Voice of Ant Expert / William Wordsworth / Toupee Manager / 'End of Show Department' Assistant
...
Second Store Assistant / Mr. Hartford / 'University of the Air' Announcer / Surgeon / Lift Woman / Queen Victoria / Mr. Bradford / Complaints Manager
...
Lady Shopper / 'Happy Ending' Girl
John Hughman ...
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Edit

Storyline

A shopper tries to determine the identity of a man being paged in a bizarre department store; a poetry reading is disrupted by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

7 November 1974 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Second Store Assistant: So sir that is, if I may say so, 184 pounds 1 and a half pea, sir.
Customer: Oh, will you take a check?
Second Store Assistant: Ah yes sir, if you don't mind leaving a blood sample, and uh, a piece of skin off the back of the scalp, just here sir. Sorry it's just for identification, you know, can't be too careful.
Customer: I think I'll put it on account.
Second Store Assistant: I should think so, much less painful.
See more »

Crazy Credits

After the animated titles, the words "The End" come up and it goes straight into the credits. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The original comedy store
23 June 2013 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

The second episode of Season 4 of 'Monty Python' is an improvement on the disappointing first. Eric Idle plays 'Chris Quinn', a naive young man who goes to a London department store to buy an ant. After encountering various irritating shop assistants, he gets his ant - but takes it back when he realises it is missing a couple of legs. It is good to see Idle dominating the show for once. Terry Jones is his mother, who keeps a live tiger in the kitchen. Not much animation, apart from the opening titles and an ant documentary on television. The department store setting features a number of surreal gags, including a doorman ( Palin ) getting kneed in the groin by a customer, Carol Cleveland attempting to buy a flame-thrower, the poetry session full of dead poets such as 'Percy Bysshe Shelley' ( Gilliam ) and 'Keats' ( Idle ) and the toupee section where everyone is wearing shoddy toupees ( there's even one on a photo of the Reverend Ian Paisley ). The ending is a bit of a cop-out, but the Pythons make a virtue out of it, providing the episode's funniest moment - Chris goes to a section of the store that specialises in endings. After being shown several endings - a chase, a romantic clinch, a summing-up by a Brian Clough-type football expert ( Idle ), a slow fade - the shop assistant ( Jones ) suggests an abrupt ending, and that's what we get. Despite the odd longueur, 'Michael Ellis' is one of this season's stronger instalments. Incidentally, no-one named Michael Ellis actually appears in it, but then, that's Monty Python for you.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Delete your posts Monty Python´s Style roman_g
I will not buy this record... Noddy_Comet
What have we learned from Monty Python's Flying Circus: salesgab
Lemon Curry? dnasty68
The name Monty Python... Holy_Water
The Monty Python reunion is ON! Noddy_Comet
Discuss Michael Ellis (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?