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A sketch about the Ministry of Silly Walks. Also: a British minister---attired in a pink tulle dress---talks about housing; 30 gas-company men investigate the installation of a stove; a giant hedgehog wanders London.

Director:

Ian MacNaughton
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Graham Chapman ... Minister for Home Affairs / Second Gas Man / Silly Walker / French City Gent / Anthony Viney / Vince Snetterton-Lewis / Mrs. O'Tracey / A Criminologist / Policeman
John Cleese ... The Announcer / Sir Vincent 'Kill the Chaps' Foster / Third Gas Man / Mr. Teabags, the Minister of Silly Walks / Silly Walker / Brian Trubshawe / 'Ethel the Frog' Presenter / Gloria / Theatre Critic for the 'Western Daily News'
Eric Idle ... Face the Press' Interviewer / Fourth Gas Man / Customer / BBC Announcer / First Interviewer / Stig O'Tracey / Theatre Critic for the 'Bath Chronicle
Terry Jones ... Mrs. G. Pinnet / Shopkeeper / Silly Walker / Second Interviewer / Superintendant Harry 'Snapper' Organs / Man with a cake stand screwed to his pelvis
Michael Palin ... It's Man / First Gas Man / Mr. Pudey / Silly Walker / Jean-Brian Zatapathique / Mrs. April Simmel / Luigi Vercotti
Terry Gilliam ... Fifth Gas Man / Second Policeman / Spiney Norman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Ballantyne David Ballantyne ... Sixth Gas Man
John Hughman John Hughman ... Loony / Seventh Gas Man
Stanley Mason Stanley Mason ... Eighth Gas Man
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A sketch about the Ministry of Silly Walks. Also: a British minister---attired in a pink tulle dress---talks about housing; 30 gas-company men investigate the installation of a stove; a giant hedgehog wanders London.

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Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14
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Release Date:

15 September 1970 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the Prostitute Advert sketch, two of the posted advertisements on the door of the shop read, "To Let: 10 PM bedsit or new packing case for three persons of large proportions"; and, "Wanted: 2 rooms with view of sewer. Need not be best view. Partial sufficient." See more »

Quotes

Minister of Silly Walks: [evaluating the man's silly walk] It's not particularly silly, is it. I I mean the right leg isn't silly at all, and the left leg merely does a forward aerial half-turn every alternate step.
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Connections

Referenced in The Goodies: It Might as Well Be String (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

La Marseillaise
(uncredited)
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Hummed by John Cleese and Michael Palin
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