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Bungle Abbey (1981)

Comedy pilot about wacky monks in a monastery.

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Credited cast:
... The Abbot
... Brother Charles
... Brother Gino
... Brother Virgil
Guy Marks ... Brother Hush
Peter Palmer ... Brother Peter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antony Alda ... Brother Antony
William Lanteau ... Edgar Forsythe
Peter Palmer
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Storyline

The misadventures of the monks of the Brothers of Benevolence Monks at the San Fernando Abbey, a monastery founded by Brother Bungle. In the pilot, the monks attempt to raise $5,000 to help the nearby children's orphanage by selling the valuable painting of Brother Bungle that hangs in the monastery.

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Short | Comedy

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31 May 1981 (USA)  »

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After the painting is sold for $10,000, the monks celebrate by playing and dancing to "Alexander's Ragtime Band," a song by Irving Berlin. It was his first major hit, in 1911, the same year Lucille Ball was born. Lucy Carter and Carol Krausemeyer (Carol Burnett) sang and danced to it during a musical episode of "Here's Lucy" (S3;E22) in 1971. See more »

Quotes

The Abbot: I took over the Abbey and made it a refuge for the needy. I said 'Please bring me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breath free.'
Brother Virgil: It says that on the Statue of Liberty.
The Abbot: [incredulous] It does?
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Alexander's Ragtime Band
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by The Cast
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