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The Spanish Inquisition 

An offbeat look at the Spanish Inquisition; an unconventional version of "Wuthering Heights." Also: a jury plays charades while delivering its verdict; a man attempts to find one nontaxable pleasure.

Director:

Ian MacNaughton

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Graham Chapman ... Reg / First Official / Judge
John Cleese ... Man with Flying Contraption / The Announcer / BBC Man / Politician / Gumby Standing on Water / First Businessman / Counsel
Eric Idle ... Mr. Johnson / Second Official / Man in Suit / Clerk
Terry Jones ... Cardinal Biggles / Third Official / Man in Bowler Hat / Heathcliff / Judge Kilbraken
Michael Palin ... It's Man / Cardinal Ximenez / Second Businessman / Man in Cap / Movie Trailers Announcer / Foreman
Terry Gilliam ... Cardinal Fang
Carol Cleveland ... Lady Mountback / Young Lady / Catherine / Second Counsel
Marjorie Wilde Marjorie Wilde ... Dear Old Lady
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Storyline

An offbeat look at the Spanish Inquisition; an unconventional version of "Wuthering Heights." Also: a jury plays charades while delivering its verdict; a man attempts to find one nontaxable pleasure.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14
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Details

Release Date:

22 September 1970 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Funny enough, the real Spanish Inquisition notified its intended victims well in advance to give them time to get their affairs in order. So, in actual fact, EVERYBODY expected the Spanish Inquisition! See more »

Goofs

Gunfight At The O.K. Corral is misspelled as "Gunfight At O.K. Coral" See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Cardinal Ximinez: NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition!
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Undead (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Orpheus in the Underworld: Can Can
(uncredited)
Composed by Jacques Offenbach
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