Series 2, Episode 24: City Gents/Vox Pops
MAN WITH ENORMOUS EARS John Cleese
MAN WITH ENORMOUS TEETH Terry Jones
MAN WITH ENORMOUS NOSE Eric Idle
MADLY DRESSED MAN Graham Chapman
FIRST CITY GENT Michael Palin
SECOND CITY GENT Graham Chapman
AN OLD GRAMOPHONE John Cleese
THIRD CITY GENT Eric Idle
WOMAN Terry Jones
FOURTH CITY GENT John Cleese
FIFTH CITY GENT Terry Jones
MAN John Cleese
(Cut to vox pops.)
Man With Enormous Ears: It wasn’t true to life.
Man With Enormous Teeth: Yes it was.
Man With Enormous Nose: No it wasn’t.
Madly Dressed Man: I thought it was totally bizarre.
First City Gent: Well I’ve been in the city for over forty years and I think the importance of looking after poor people cannot be understressed.
Second City Gent: Well I’ve been in the city for twenty years and I must admit – I’m lost.
An Old Gramophone: Well, I’ve been in the city all my life and I’m as alert and active as I’ve ever been.
Third City Gent: Well I’ve been in the city since I was two and I certainly wouldn’t say that I was stuck in a rut… stuck in a rut… stuck in a rut… stuck in a rut…
Woman: Oh dear, Mr Bulstrode’s stuck again.
(She runs over and gives him a shove.)
Third City Gent: I certainly wouldn’t say that I was stuck in a rut.
Fourth City Gent: Well l’ve been in the city for thirty years and I’ve never once regretted being a nasty, greedy, cold hearted, avaricious, money-grubber … Conservative.
Fifth City Gent: Well I’ve been in the city for twenty-seven years and I would like to see the reintroduction of flogging. Every Thursday, round at my place.
Man: (whose head only is visible above the level of the sea) Well I’ve been in the sea for thirty-three years and I’ve never regretted it.
(Camera pulls back to reveal other city gents also with only heads and bowlers visible who say ‘quite agree’. Camera pulls back further to reveal an elderly couple sitting in deckchairs.)
Man: I think it must be a naturalist outing.
Woman: I think it must be one of them crackpot religions.