Monty Python's Flying Circus: Season 2, Episode 12

Spam (15 Dec. 1970)

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World revolutionaries are quizzed about football scores; figures from works of art go on strike throughout galleries in England; the search continues for a cure for over-acting; Viking marauders kidnap Englishmen who ask for canned ham.

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Episode cast overview:
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Tobacconist / Magistrate / Karl Marx / Floor Manager / Bumpkin / Spam Waitress (as Spam Terry Jones)
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It's Man / Fireman / Alexander Yahlt / Second Journalist / Lenin / First Ypres Voiceover / Sergeant / First Critic / Venus de Milo / Radio Announcer / First Richard III / D.P. Gumby / A Historian (voice) (as Michael Spam Palin)
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The Announcer / Hungarian Citizen / Defence / Second Ypres Voice Over / Auctioneer / Armless Padre (as John Spam John Spam John Spam Cleese)
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Policeman / Che Guevara / Solomon / Major / Overacting Specialist / Mrs. Bun (as Graham Spam Spam Spam Chapman)
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Clerk / Journalist / World Forum Presenter / Jenkins / Second Critic / Second Richard III / Mr. Bun (as Eric Spam Eggs and Chips Idle)
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Mao Tse-tung / Cherub / Overacting Hamlets / Magician (voice) (as Terry Spam Sausage Spam Egg Gilliam)
The Fred Tomlinson Singers ...
Vikings (as The Fred Tomlinson Spam Egg Chips and Singers)
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World revolutionaries are quizzed about football scores; figures from works of art go on strike throughout galleries in England; the search continues for a cure for over-acting; Viking marauders kidnap Englishmen who ask for canned ham.

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Trivia

The Internet term 'Spam' (unsolicited bulk messaging) was derived from the Spam Sketch. See more »

Goofs

In the "World Forum" sketch, the host (Eric Idle) says that Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr won the 1959 Eurovision Song Contest with "Sing Little Birdie". They actually came second place; Dutch singer Teddy Scholten won the contest with "Een beetje". See more »

Quotes

BBC Voiceover: The English-Hungarian Phrasebook is available through Her Majesty's Stationery Office. Price: A kiss on the bum.
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, every credit has something to do with the Spam sketch: most of the names have "Spam" in them (often more than once); the others have things like "eggs" or "sausage" in them. See more »

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Referenced in Holy Flying Circus (2011) See more »

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Also Sprach Zarathustra
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Composed by Richard Strauss
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