Series 2, Episode 19: Time on BBC1
FIRST VOICE OVER Michael Palin
SECOND VOICE OVER Terry Jones
ANNOUNCER John Cleese
MAN Terry Jones
NABARRO Graham Chapman
1st Voice Over: Well, it’s five past nine and nearly time for six past nine. On BBC 2 now it’ll shortly be six and a half minutes past nine. Later on this evening it’ll be ten o’clock and at 10.30 we’ll be joining BBC 2 in time for 10.33, and don’t forget tomorrow when it’ll be 9.20. Those of you who missed 8.45 on Friday will be able to see it again this Friday at a quarter to nine. Now here is a time check. It’s six and a half minutes to the big green thing.
2nd Voice Over: You’re a loony.
1st Voice Over: I get so bored. I get so bloody bored.
(ANIMATION: for a minute or two strange things happen on animation until suddenly we find ourselves into the animated title sequence. Cut to the announcer in a silly location, sitting at his desk as usual.)
Announcer: You probably noticed that I didn’t say ‘and now for something completely different’ just now. This is simply because I am unable to appear in the show this week. (looks closely at script, puzzled) Sorry to interrupt you.
(Cut to a man holding his mouth open to show the camera his teeth.)
Man: I’m terribly sorry to interrupt but my tooth’s hurting, just around here.
Voice: Get off.
Man: Oh, sorry.
(Cut to pompous moustached stockbroker type.)
Nabarro: I’m not sorry to interrupt – I’ll interrupt anything if it gets people looking in my direction – like at my old school where, by a coincidence, the annual prize giving is going on at this very moment.
(There is a ripple effect, and a muted trumpet plays a corny segue sequence.)