Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Scene 22 : Humor Lecture
Narrator Graham Chapman
Narrator As early as the late 14th century or indeed as late as the early 14th century, the earliest forms of jape were divisible into the two categories in which I now intend to divide them. The earliest manifestation of the of the basic simple precipitation jest incurred, as will be seen from the demonstration, a disproportional amount of internal resibility on the part of the operator.
(Terry Jones falls after tripping on Michael Palin’s leg)
Narrator The secondary precipitation occurs when both protagonists and dupe are located indoors. It is true, however, that this has involved the development of a special piece of machinery. But it is still no more than a simple variation of primary precipitation.
(Terry Jones falls after down after failing to sit down on a chair held by Terry Gilliam)
Narrator The opening-up of the African continent revealed a vast new source of wealth for humourous exploatation. We are to see demonstrated how this was adapted to the basic precipitation jape.
Michael Palin: [Cough]
Narrator We now come on to a considera… [Cough] [Cough] We now come on to a consideration of the more sophisticated transitive mode of japing, in which as we’ll observe, the operator or inceptor remains totally unaware of the humorous implications of his action. First…first we are to see the simple sideswipe or “wop.”
Michael Palin Hey, Vance!
(Terry Jones gets knocked down by Terry Gilliam’s wooden board)
Narrator Next, the “sideswipe and return.”
Michael Palin Hey, Vance!
(Terry Jones gets knocked down by Terry Gilliam’s wooden board twice)
Narrator And now, the “double sideswipe and return.”
Narrator Hey, Vance!
(Terry Jones and Michael Palin get knocked down by Terry Gilliam’s wooden board twice)
Narrator Popular as this jest has always been, however, it cannot compare with the ribbled connotations associated with the dispatch of an edible missile. First…first the simple straightforward “offensive deposit.”Michael Palin throwing a pie in Terry Jones’s face: [Blafs]
Narrator Second…second the simple “sideways offensive deposit.”
(Terry Gilliam throws a pie at Terry Jones sideways)
Narrator Next, the simple “surprise deposit.”
(Michael Palin throws a pie in Terry Jones’s face)
Narrator And now, the “foul pie.”
(Terry Gilliam presses a pie into Terry Jones’s abdominal areas)
Narrator Uh, could we have new pies, please? Finally, finally we move on to the interesting but little known variant normally designated the “three-course complex.”
(Terry Gilliam throws a pie into Michael Palin’s face)
(Michael Palin throws a pie into Terry Jones’s face)
(Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam simultaneously press pies into Terry Jones’s face)
Narrator But…but finally we must not forget the enjoyment, the satisfaction, and the edification to be derived from the simple straightforward “sideways completely unexpected deposit.”
(Graham Chapman presses a pie into John Cleese’s face)