A courteous murderer wins a suspended sentence by virtue of his charm; a search for Paris by way of Iceland is interrupted by a plane crash and a shipwreck. Also: how to dispose of pets before going on vacation.
Did You Know?
When the real Njorl is replaced off-screen with a dummy (in preparation for a joke later in the sketch), there is a loud thud accompanying whatever the audience is laughing at off-screen, and the police officer giving testimony (Michael Palin
), as well as the officers behind him, can be seen stifling their laughter. See more
[Erik Njorl, son of Frothgar, has just been sworn in
You are hereby charged: one, that you did, on or about 1126, conspire to publicise a London Borough in the course of a BBC saga; two, that you were wilfully and persistently a foreigner; three, that you conspired to do things not normally considered illegal; four, that you were caught in possession of an offensive weapon, viz., the big brown table down at the police station...
The big brown table down at the police station?
The big brown ...
Alan Whicker's name is all over the credits. See more
Referenced in Holy Flying Circus
Garota de Ipanema (The Girl from Ipanema)
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim
and Vinicius de Moraes
English Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Performed by Graham Chapman
and John Cleese See more