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"You Must Be Joking!" Pilot (1974)

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The show begins with two janitor women (girls dressed as older women) cleaning a 'Thames' television studio. Next comes the titles, and credits. There is then a sketch about a investigator and a person being interrogated. There is then a musical number. At a monastery master and student meet. Next comes a doctor sketch. In the audience two actors, an adult and kid discuss where their past and where they come from. Then a sketch with students and a teacher in class. There is another monastery sketch. In the audience once again there is a survey about leaving school, followed by a {not for laughs} interview on stage, of a real life MP 'Member of Parliament' about the subject. In the audience an actor talks about leaving school and employment. Then a sketch in an employment agency. In the audience an actor gives an announcement for younger viewers. Next a guy reads "Christopher Robin" in a stereo-typical gay voice, about wanting a solider. Next there is a sketch at a dinner table with a small mother and tall child. Then a {not for laughs} discussion of money that schools pay for things, and its wastefulness. A song is then preformed. At a bus stop sign, a woman gives her child to a charity collector. Next there is a sketch interview of a car accident victim. There is a return to the monastery once again. Followed by a teacher giving out test results, while getting stuff dumped on him from behind. On a television screen the actors watch the audience, and the credits roll, slightly longer then before, now including studio personal. Lastly there is the 'Thames' logo which a boy walks in front of with a dynamite plunger, and blows up the logo.
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