One of the funniest skits I remember from THE funniest sketch comedy in TV history (American/Canadian division, that is, since Monty Python stands alone for English language). Sorry about the poor quality of the YouTube version.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVftw267SnE
Speaking of MP, they recently did another retrospective that aired on IFC last month, "Almost the Truth: The Lawyer's Cut," which is now out on DVD. It's the third one they've done, and it's the best of the bunch I think because it goes well beyond what actually went into the TV shows and movies. It's the first time I've seen all of the Pythons talk about their childhoods, pre-Python work and the pure craziness that spawned their now classic comedy ideas. What made them great was that they were all very smart, very middle class British boys who utterly rebelled against everything that era stood for, and they stayed smart and rebellious without patronizing the audience. If you didn't know who Jean-Paul Sartre was, they didn't stop to explain it because they wrote with such clarity that you could figure out enough to laugh anyway. Later on when you did learn about Sartre, you could look at the sketch again and laugh even more. They also make the point that they didn't invent everything from whole cloth, that they had influences just like everyone else. The most incredible story is what almost happened to the original master videos of the show, which I'll let you learn for yourselves.