Monty Python’s And Now For Something Completely Different
Scene 2: Opening Credits
(Cut to a small bit of forest. A man in a dinner jacket, a very straight BBC-type announcer complete withdesk and microphone, is laughing hysterically in the distance. The camera zooms in on the announcer. Not seeing, he keeps laughing. Then he spots the camera, does a quick double take, and hurriedly collects himself.)
Announcer: And now for something completely different.
(He explodes. Drum roll…)
(MGM-style logo, only with a rather inebriated-looking cartoon rabbit instead of the lion.
The rabbit roars… “presents”)
(A Kettledrum Production. Music is Sousa’s Liberty Bell March.
Impressive animated titles reading”Monty Python presents AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.” Animation is sillyand ruined only by a completely out-of-place credit to “Executive Producer Victor Lownes,” the only actual credit anywhere in the titles. Leave it to Lownes, eh?)
(Titles end with a large animated foot crushing the film’s title. There is a “poot” and an awkward silence. Longish pause.)
(Music swells…. title “The End – A Python Productions Film – made entirely on location in England – by -Kettledrum Productions London W. I.”)(Total darkness. Sound of footsteps.)
Theatre Manager: (coughs, clears throat) Uh, good evening, uh ladies and gentlemen,um… we apologize that the feature was not quite as long as we’d anticipated. Uh,therefore there will be ashort interval.
(He waves to someone behind him and starts smoking.)