* I'm So Worried - by Terry Jones
I'm so worried about everything that can go wrong.
I'm so worried about whether people like this song.
I'm so worried about this very next verse,
It isn't the best that I've got.
And I'm so worried about whether I should go on
Or whether I shouldn't just stop.
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* Always Look on the Bright Side of Life - by Eric Idle
Always look on the bright side of life...
(I mean - what have you got to lose?)
(You know, you come from nothing -
You're going back to nothing.
What have you lost? Nothing!)
Always look on the right side of life...
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Backstory: This song is from Life of Brian (used later in The Meaning of Life). Rumor has it- they were filming the last scene of Life of Brian and were all bored and hot sitting up on their crucifixes. So Eric Idle started singing a little ditty. Everyone (but Eric) liked it so much that they decided to use it.
* Finland Finland Finland - by Michael Palin
Finland, Finland, Finland,
The country where I want to be,
Eating breakfast or dinner,
Or snack lunch in the hall,
Finland, Finland, Finland,
Finland has it all.
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* Argument Clinic - Flying Circus (Episode 29)
Man: An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.
Other Man: No it isn't!
Man: Yes it is! 'tisn't just contradiction.
Other Man: Look, if I "argue" with you, I must take up a contrary position!
Man: Yes but it isn't just saying ' no it isn't '.
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* Pet Conversions - Flying Circus (Episode 10)
Man: No I need it for tomorrow. It's a present.
Shopkeeper: Oh dear, it's a long job. You see parrot conversion ... Tell you what though, for free, terriers make lovely fish. I mean I could do that for you straight away. Legs off, fins on, stick a little pipe through the back of its neck so it can breathe, bit of gold paint, make good ...
Man: You'd need a very big tank.
Shopkeeper: It's a great conversation piece.
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* Cheese Shop - Flying Circus (Episode 24)
Wenslydale: Yessir. It's..ah,.....it's a bit runny...
Customer: Oh, I like it runny.
Wenslydale: Well,.. It's very runny, actually, sir.
Customer: No matter. Fetch hither the fromage de la Belle France! Mmmwah!
Wenslydale: I...think it's a bit runnier than you'll like it, sir.
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* There's Been a Murder - Flying Circus (Episode 22)
Doctor: Ring the police?
Muffin: Ring the police. Yes, that's a good idea. Get them over here fast ... no, on second thoughts, get them over here slowly, so they don't drop anything.
Mother: Shall I make us all a cup of tea?
Muffin: Make what you like, Boskovitch - it won't help you in court.
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* Psychiatrist Milkman - Flying Circus (Episode 16)
Milkman: (does some adding up and whistling) Right. Well, you're quite clearly suffering from a repressive libido complex, probably the product of an unhappy childhood, coupled with acute insecurity in adolescence, which has resulted in an attenuation of the libido complex.
Lady: You are a bloody milkman.
Milkman: Don't you shout at me, madam, don't come that tone. Now then, I must ask you to accompany me down to the dairy and do some aptitude tests.
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* Tobacconists - Flying Circus (Episode 14)
Customer: I come about your advert - 'Small white pussy cat for sale. Excellent condition'.
Shopkeeper: Ah. You wish to buy it?
Customer: That's fight. Just for the hour. Only I aint gonna pay more'n a fiver cos it aint worth it.
Shopkeeper: Well it's come from a very good home - it's house trained.
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* Buying a Bed - Flying Circus (Episode 8)
Husband and Wife: Eight hundred pounds?
Mr Lambert: Excuse me, sir, but before I go, I ought to have told you that Mr Verity does tend to exaggerate. Every figure he gives you will be ten times too high.
Husband: I see.
Mr Lambert: Otherwise he's perfectly all right.
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* Man Who Says Words in the Wrong Order - Flying Circus (Episode 36)
Burrows: Well, absolutely, and what makes it worse, sometimes at the end of a sentence I'll come out with the wrong fusebox.
Burrows: And the thing about saying the wrong word is a) I don't notice it, and b) sometimes orange water given bucket of plaster.
Thripshaw: Yes, tell me more about your problem.
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* Court Scene (Charades) - Flying Circus (Episode 15)
Judge: Contempt of court. However, I'm not going to punish you, because we're so short of judges at the moment, what with all of them emigrating to South Africa. I'm going tomorrow; I've got my ticket. Get out there and get some decent sentencing done. Ooh, England makes you sick. Best I can manage here is life imprisonment. It's hardly worth coming in in the morning. Now, South Africa? You've got your cat of nine tails, you've got four death sentences a week, you've got cheap drinks, slave labour and a booming stock market. I'm off, I tell you. Yes, I'm up to here with probation and bleeding psychiatric reports. That's it, I'm off. That's it. Right. Well I'm going to have one final fling before I leave, so I sentence you to be burnt at the stake.
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* Registrar (Wife Swap) - Flying Circus (Episode 21)
Man: Look, make it simpler, I'll pay again.
Registrar: No, you can't do that.
Man: Look, all I want you to do is change the wife, say the words, blah, blab, blah, back to my place, no questions asked.
Registrar: I'm sorry sir, but we're not allowed to change.
Man: You can at Harrods.
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* Kilimanjaro Expedition (Double Vision) - Flying Circus (Episode 9)
Bob: And what routes will you both be taking?
Sir: Good questions... shall I? Well we'll be leaving on January 22nd and taking the following routes. (goes over to large map, clearly labelled Surrey) The A23s through Purleys down on the main roads near Purbrights avoiding Leatherheads and then taking thc A231s entering Rottingdeans from the North. From Rottingdeans we go through Africa to Nairobis. We take the South road out of Nairobis for about twelve miles and then ask.
Bob: Does anyone speak Swahili, sir?
Sir: Oh, yes I think most of them do down there.
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* The Smuggler - Flying Circus (Episode 5)
Officer: Switzerland - where they make the watches.
Man: Oh, nice shed you've got here.
Officer: Have you, er, got any Swiss currency, sir?
Man: No... just the watches... er just my watch, er, my watch on the currency... I've kept a watch of the currency, and l've watched it and I haven't got any.
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* Fish License - Flying Circus (Episode 23)
Praline: No, no, no! My fish's name is Eric. Eric fish. He's an halibut.
Praline: He is an halibut.
Clerk: You've got a pet halibut?
Praline: Yes, I chose him out of thousands. I didn't like the others, they were all too flat.
Clerk: You must be a loony.
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* It's the Arts - Flying Circus (Episode 1)
Ross: Yes, Ted, Edward or anything!
Host: Thank you. Um, incidentally, do call me Tom. I don't want you bothering with this 'Thomas' nonsense! Ha ha ha ha! Now where were we? Ah yes. Eddie Baby, when you first started in the...
Ross: I'm sorry, I'm sorry, but I don't like being called "Eddie Baby".
Ross: I don't like being called "Eddie Baby".
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* Lifeboat (Cannibalism) - Flying Circus (Episode 26)
Sailor #5: Why don't you want to eat me?
Sailor #3: I'd rather eat Johnson, sir! (points to sailor #4)
Sailor #2: So would I, sir.
Sailor #5: I see.
Sailor #4: Well that's settled then...everyone's gonna eat me!
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* Johann Gambolputty.. von Hautkopft of Ulm - Flying Circus (Episode 6)
Figgis: Beethoven,.Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Panties ...I'm sorry ... Schumann, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Bach. Names that will live for ever. But there is one composer whose name is never included with the greats. Why is it the world never remembered the name of Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern ... (goes on)
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* Mr. Hilter - Flying Circus (Episode 12)
Johnson: Ah yes. Well, you'll want the A39. Oh, no, you've got the wrong map there. This is Stalingrad. You want the Ilfracombe and Barnstaple section.
Hilter: Ah! Stalingrad! Ha ha ha, Heinri...Reginald, you have the wrong map here you silly old leg-before-vicket English person.
Himmler: I'm sorry mein Fuhrer, mein (cough) mein Dickie old chum.
Landlady: Oh, lucky Mr Johnson pointed that out. You wouldn't have had much fun in Stalingrad, would you? Ha ha. (stony silence) I said, you wouldn't have had much fun in Stalingrad, would you?
Hilter: Not much fun in Stalingrad, no.
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* 'A Book at Bedtime' - Flying Circus (Episode 38)
Jeremy: Hello. (he follows the words closely with a finger and reads with great difficulty) The sunsoot... the siunsiett... the sunset! .. the sunset... waas... was was... the sunset was... deeing ... d ... ying dying... o ... over... the ... hile ... hiel.., heels ... halls ... hills! of... slow ... Sol ... way ... Firth... The... love piper... the lone piper... the lone piper... on... the .., bait ... ly ... ments ... (smiles nervously) ... of Edingrund ... dydburing... Edingbir... Edinburgh! Castle ... was... siluted ... sil ... sillhou...
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* Exploding Penguin on TV Set - Flying Circus (Episode 22)
Second Pepperpot: Why'd'j say that?
First Pepperpot: I panicked.
Second Pepperpot: Oh.
First Pepperpot: Per'aps it's from the zoo.
Second Pepperpot: Which zoo?
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* How to Feed a Goldfish - Flying Circus (Episode 26)
Voice Over: (and caption on screen) 'THE RSPCA WISH IT TO BE KNOWN THAT, THAT MAN WAS NOT A BONA FIDE ANIMAL LOVER, AND ALSO THAT GOLDFISH DO NOT EAT SAUSAGES. (the man is still shouting) SHUT UP! THEY ARE QUITE HAPPY WITH BREADCRUMBS, ANTS' EGGS AND THE OCCASIONAL PHEASANT... '
Voice Over: Who wrote that?
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* Dung / Dead Indian - Flying Circus (Episode 19)
Man: Your dung. Three hundredweight of heavy droppings. Where do you want it? ('he looks round for a likely place)
Host: I didn't order any dung.
Man: Yes you did, sir. You ordered it through the Book of the Month Club.
Host: Book of the Month Club?
Man: That's fight, sir. You get 'Gone with the Wind', 'Les Miserables' by Victor Hugo, 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' and with every third book you get dung.
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