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Spam 

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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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1970 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the opening credits for the fake movie, "The Black Eagle", the character of 'Second Wench' is credited to Tinea Pedis, which is the medical term for athlete's foot. See more »

Goofs

During the courtroom sketch, after the police officer (Graham Chapman) breaks wind loudly and longly, the defense lawyer (John Cleese) can be seen stifling his laughter. See more »

Quotes

Hungarian Immigrant: [reading from book] I will not buy this record, it is scratched.
Tobacconist: No no no, this is a Tobacconist's.
Hungarian ImmigrantTobacconist: Ah!
Hungarian Immigrant: I will not buy this Tobacconist's, it is scratched.
Tobacconist: No no no no. Tobacco, um... cigarettes.
[Holds up pack of cigarettes]
Hungarian Immigrant: Ah, cig- cigarettes.
[looks in book]
Hungarian Immigrant: My hovercraft is full of eels.
Tobacconist: What?
[...]
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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 #72.14 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Spam Song
(uncredited)
Written by Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Fred Tomlinson
Performed by The Fred Tomlinson Singers
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