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The BBC Entry for the Zinc Stoat of Budapest 

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."

Director:

Ian MacNaughton (uncredited)

Writers:

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

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)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14

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Details

Release Date:

23 November 1969 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the types of candy mentioned in the Harry Potter novels is "cockroach cluster," a reference to the 'Crunchy Frog' sketch which first appeared in this episode. See more »

Goofs

In the Dull Life of a City Stockbroker sketch, the poster on the back of the bus differs when the stockbroker gets on the bus and when he alights from the bus. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Figgis: Why is it the world never remembered the name of Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern -schplenden -schlitter -crasscrenbon -fried -digger -dangle -dungle -burstein -von -knacker -thrasher -apple -banger -horowitz -ticolensic -grander -knotty -spelltinkle -grandlich -grumblemeyer -spelterwasser -kürstlich -himbleeisen -bahnwagen -gutenabend -bitte -eine -nürnburger -bratwustle -gerspurten -mit -zweimache -luber -hundsfut -gumberaber -shönendanker -kalbsfleisch -mittler -raucher von Hautkopft of Ulm?
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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 »

Connections

References From Russia with Love (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

James Bond Is Back--From Russia with Love
(uncredited)
Music by John Barry
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