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The BBC Entry for the Zinc Stoat of Budapest (or, It's the Arts) 

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Sketches include: a German composer with an extraordinarily long name; crooks plan an elaborate scheme to buy a watch; a chocolate-company owner markets "Crunchy Frog."


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Graham Chapman (additional material) (as Graham C. Chapmansberg), John Cleese (additional material) (as John C. Cleeseberg) | 4 more credits »





Episode cast overview:
Graham Chapman ... Arthur Figgis / Policeman / Superintendent Parrot / Man in Briefs / City Stockbroker's Neighbour / Man Stting Next to the Indian / Irving C. Saltzberg, Jnr. (as Graham C. Chapmanberg)
John Cleese ... Announcer / Interviewer for It's the Arts / Viking / Chartered Accountant / Inspector Praline / Frankenstein's Monster / Second Policeman / A Scottsman on a Horse / Fourth Writer (as John C. Cleeseberg)
Terry Jones ... Karl / Larry / Vicar / Judge / Mr. Milton / Man in Briefs / Emma Hamilton / Woman in a Pram / Second Writer (voice) (as Terry C. Jonesberg)
Michael Palin ... It's Man / Arthur Figgis's Fan / Weedy Man in Pullover with National Health Specs / The Boss / First Bandit / Pepperpot / Scottsman / A City Stockbroker / House Manager / Betrothed Scottsman / First Writer (as Michael C. Palinberg)
Terry Gilliam ... Knight in Armour / Mona Lisa / Lon Chaney / PolicemenPig / Boar / Boticelli Lover / Medieval Couple / Family Group / Doctor / Bishop / Saint / Dancers / Naked Ladies / Cricket Team / Man Against Exposure / Compére / Fifth Writer (voice) (as Terry C. Gilliamberg)
Eric Idle ... Reg / Second Bandit / Indian / Third Writer (as Eric C. Idleberg)
Ian Davidson Ian Davidson ... Edgar Hamilton / Sixth Writer (as Ian C. Davidsonberg)


Sketches include: a German composer with an extraordinarily long name; crooks plan an elaborate scheme to buy a watch; a chocolate-company owner markets "Crunchy Frog."

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The "Dull Life of a City Stockbroker" film was edited prior to being shown on American television and the topless news agent scene removed in some locations. The topless news agent scene was shown on PBS and KET (Kentucky Educational Television ) in the mid 70's usually after 9PM. Much to the delight of a 13 year old viewer. See more »


In the sketch Crunchy Frog, the proprietor of the Whizzo Quality Assortment proudly claims that his product contains no artificial ingredients. Later, when pressed on the ingredient Lark's Vomit, he states that monosodium glutamate is one of the other ingredients listed on the label on the bottom of the box. See more »


Policeman: It's the uniform that puts 'em off. That and my bad breath.
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, almost everything pertaining to the production of this episode was credited to "Irving C. Saltzberg", the megalomaniacal film producer character played by Graham Chapman. See more »

Alternate Versions

The A&E video release of the series added some footage that was originally edited for television, including a nude clerk selling a newspaper to Michael Palin in the "Dull Life of a City Stockbroker." See more »


References Frankenstein (1931) See more »


James Bond is Back
Music by John Barry
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23 November 1969 (UK) See more »

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