'It's Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart', Famous Deaths, Italian Lesson, Whizzo Butter, 'It's the Arts', Arthur "Two-Sheds" Jackson, Cycling Race, and The Funniest Joke in the World.
Did You Know?
The name Ernest Scribbler, the author of the Funniest Joke in the World, is a pun on "earnest." See more
During the Modern Artists' bicycle race, the artists are cycling towards John Cleese and therefore the artist's canvases will be facing away from John which means he could not see the paintings and unable to describe the paintings. See more
All through the winter of '43, we had translators working in joke-proof conditions to try and produce a German version of the joke. They worked on one word each for greater safety. One of them saw two words of the joke and spent several weeks in hospital. But apart from that, things went pretty quickly, and we soon had the joke by January in a form which our troops couldn't understand, but which the Germans could.
The closing credits run sideways across the screen. As they run, John Cleese's voice is heard saying, "The final score, Pigs 9, British Bipeds 4. The Pigs go on to face Vicki Carr in the finals." See more
Composed by Wilfred Burns
Performed by the National Light Orchestra (uncredited) See more