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 / Lenin / 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 / Che Guevara / 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 ... Mao Tse-tung / 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the "World Forum" sketch, one of the questions was about when Coventry City last won the FA Cup final (a soccer competition based in the United Kingdom); at the time of the episode's airing, Coventry City hadn't won any FA Cup finals. They eventually won their first FA Cup final match in 1987. See more »

Goofs

In the "Spam" scene at the diner, the woman asks the waitress if the diner serves anything without spam in it (after the waitress lists everything on the menu), to which she replies "Well; spam, egg, sausage, and spam doesn't have much spam in it." However, the first two meals on her original list were "Egg and bacon" and "Egg, sausage and bacon;" with no mention of spam until "Egg and spam." See more »

Quotes

[intro to "Ypres 1914 - Abandoned"]
Voiceover 1: [and caption] In 1914 the Balance of Power lay in ruins. Europe was plunged into bloody conflict. Nation fought Nation. But no Nation fought Nation morely than the English. Hip hip hooray! Nice nice! Yah boo. Phillips is a German and he have my pen.
Voiceover 2: [and caption] Start again.
Voiceover 1: [and caption] In 1914 the Balance of Power lay in ruins...
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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 QI: Eating (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Also Sprach Zarathustra
(uncredited)
Composed by Richard Strauss
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