Humorous review of British history.
Did You Know?
The Ages of Man sketch is an homage to an older, similar skit that appeared on The Frost Report
(1966) in April of 1966. As its name ("The Class Sketch") suggests, class differences are used to define three archetypes, much as historical differences do in the later sketch. Barker and Corbett play what amount to the same roles in each sketch, with John Cleese
playing the upper-class character who mirrors the "Modern Man" character played by Stephen Fry
in the latter sketch. Several other versions of the sketch appeared in The Two Ronnies
(1971). See more
The French representative in Westphalia wears the French tricolor, which didn't exist in 1648. See more
[while standing to the right of Renaissance Man, who is standing to the right of Medieval Man
I'm Modern Man. I look down on them because I am from a more advanced society.
I am Renaissance man. I look up to him
[looking towards Modern Man
because he is on average four inches taller then I am. But I look down on him
[looking towards Medieval Man
because he is a smelly ignorant serf.
I'm Medieval man. I look up to them because I am a smelly, ignorant serf.