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How to Irritate People 

In this mock-documentary, John Cleese narrates a series of sketches on irritation -- types and techniques. Included are parents irritating their children, old ladies irritating movie-goers ... See full summary »

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... Himself / Dad / Pepperpot / Boyfriend / Teddy / Man at Party / Son / Bored Pilot / Silly Job Interviewer / Presenter / Julian Trevelyan
Tim Brooke-Taylor ... Pepperpot / Mrs.Maurice / David Thomas
... Pepperpot / Restaurant Customer / Mr.Harris / Poofy Actor / Man in need of a lift / Mr.Bevis / Bored Pilot / Man with score card / Mr.Raymond / Gig Sanders / Dr.Rhomboid Good-Cabin
... Malcolm / Bona Fide Movie-Goer / Head Waiter / Mr.Gibson / Poofy Actor / Tom / Flight Attendant / Man with score card / Mr.Shande / Topic Announcer
... Mum / Mother / Mrs.Raymond
... Pamela / Girlfriend / Restaurant Customer / Beryl
Dick Vosburgh ... Waiter / Man with gun / Man with score card
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In this mock-documentary, John Cleese narrates a series of sketches on irritation -- types and techniques. Included are parents irritating their children, old ladies irritating movie-goers in a theater, an overly subservient waiter, a car repairman denying obvious car trouble, a party guest hinting for a ride, airplane pilots playing practical jokes on their passengers, and a talk show host who doesn't stop talking. Written by Samuel Stoddard <ss1@christa.unh.edu>

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21 January 1969 (USA)  »

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Main host John Cleese, together with sketch performers Graham Chapman, and Michael Palin were eventually reunited in Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) which aired a year after. See more »

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Flight Attendant: Hang on, there's someone going into the washroom. Wait, he's in, he's in.
Flight AttendantBored PilotBored Pilot: Five, four, three, two, one.
Bored Pilot: Please return to your seats and fasten you safety belts immediately.
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Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode #5.1 (2009) See more »

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A Must see-A Hidden Gem in the crown of British Comedy
1 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

How to Irritate people is an instructial comedy of just how to do it by the comedians of the time, John Cleese (python),Graham Chapman (python),Connie Booth (Wife of Python & Infamous waitress),Tim Brooke Taylor (Goodie/ISIHAC) & Michael Palin (python)

The Program itself features some excellent sketches.If you have not seen this you will find out that you have missed a lot.

It's recently had a new lease of life on DVD, and i would definitely purchase it at a mere £5.99.

Sketeches that feature are the classic "Airplane Sketch" & "Pepper-Pots". Undoubtabley the stealer of the show is the "Game show sketch"

If you have seen "At last the 1948 show" you will certainly like this.Python fans also..though each sketch does have a punchline!


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