According to John Cleese
, when he and the fellow Pythons were pitching the show to the BBC, they went into a meeting having not prepared anything. When asked what the show would be about and feature, they reportedly stated that the show would be a "comedy, with some skits in it". See more
The activity you see behind me is part of the preparations for the new Naval Expedition to Lake Pahoe. The man in charge of this expedition is Vice Admiral Sir John Cunningham. Sir, John, hello there.
Vice-Admiral Sir John Cunningham
Ah, hello. Well, first of all I'd like to apologize for the behaviour of certain of my colleagues you may have seen earlier, but they are from broken homes, circus families and so on and they are in no way representative of the new modern improved British Navy. They are a small vociferous minority...
The Liberty Bell
Music by John Philip Sousa
Performed by the Band of the Grenadier Guards
(opening theme music) See more