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Spam 

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World revolutionaries are quizzed about football scores; figures from works of art go on strike throughout galleries in England; the search continues for a cure for over-acting; Viking marauders kidnap Englishmen who ask for canned ham.

Director:

Ian MacNaughton (as Ian 'Mixed Grill' MacNaughton)

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Terry Jones ... Tobacconist / Magistrate / Karl Marx / Floor Manager / Bumpkin / Spam Waitress (as Spam Terry Jones)
Michael Palin ... It's Man / Fireman / Alexander Yahlt / Second Journalist / First Ypres Voiceover / Sergeant / First Critic / Venus de Milo / Radio Announcer / First Richard III / D.P. Gumby / A Historian (voice) (as Michael Spam Palin)
John Cleese ... The Announcer / Hungarian Citizen / Defence / Second Ypres Voice Over / Auctioneer / Armless Padre (as John Spam John Spam John Spam Cleese)
Graham Chapman ... Policeman / Solomon / Major / Overacting Specialist / Mrs. Bun (as Graham Spam Spam Spam Chapman)
Eric Idle ... Clerk / Journalist / World Forum Presenter / Jenkins / Second Critic / Second Richard III / Mr. Bun (as Eric Spam Eggs and Chips Idle)
Terry Gilliam ... Che Guevara / Cherub / Overacting Hamlets / Magician (voice) (as Terry Spam Sausage Spam Egg Gilliam)
The Fred Tomlinson Singers The Fred Tomlinson Singers ... Vikings (as The Fred Tomlinson Spam Egg Chips and Singers)
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Storyline

World revolutionaries are quizzed about football scores; figures from works of art go on strike throughout galleries in England; the search continues for a cure for over-acting; Viking marauders kidnap Englishmen who ask for canned ham.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Internet term 'Spam' (unsolicited bulk messaging) was derived from the Spam Sketch. See more »

Goofs

The "World Forum" host introduces Zedong Mao as "leader of the Chinese Communist Party since 1949". Mao became de facto leader in 1935 and was named chairman in 1943. See more »

Quotes

Vikings: [singing] Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam! Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam! Lovely Spam, wonderful Spam!
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, every credit has something to do with the Spam sketch: most of the names have "Spam" in them (often more than once); the others have things like "eggs" or "sausage" in them. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Countdown: Episode #73.75 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

There'll Always Be an England
(uncredited)
Composed by Hugh Charles and Ross Parker
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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1970 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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