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In this episode, Chris Quinn enters a department store and demands to buy an ant named Marcus.

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Ian MacNaughton
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Graham Chapman ... First Store Assistant / Waiter / Gladys / Old Lady / Mr. Crawley / Colonel Ewing
Terry Gilliam ... Store Assistant / Percy Bysshe Shelley / Mr. Zyndersky
Eric Idle ... Chris Quinn / John Keats
Terry Jones ... Real Store Manager / Chris's Mother / Man in Restaurant / Voice of Ant Expert / William Wordsworth / Toupee Manager / 'End of Show Department' Assistant
Michael Palin ... Second Store Assistant / Mr. Hartford / 'University of the Air' Announcer / Surgeon / Lift Woman / Queen Victoria / Mr. Bradford / Complaints Manager
Carol Cleveland ... Lady Shopper / 'Happy Ending' Girl
John Hughman John Hughman ... Alfred Lord Tennyson
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In this episode, Chris Quinn enters a department store and demands to buy an ant named Marcus.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14
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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1974 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During the Victorian Poetry scene, Michael Palin as Queen Victoria continually lapses into a German accent. This is in reference to the fact that the real Queen Victoria was half-German. See more »

Quotes

Customer: What do you feed them on?
Second Store Assistant: Blancmange.
Customer: Blancmange?
Second Store Assistant: I'm sorry, I don't know why I said that. Ah no, you don't feed them at all.
Customer: What do they live on?
Second Store Assistant: They don't, they die.
Customer: They die?
Second Store Assistant: Of course they do, if you don't feed them.
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Crazy Credits

After the animated titles, the words "The End" come up and it goes straight into the credits. See more »

Soundtracks

Knightsbridge March
(from "London Suite") (uncredited)
Composed by Eric Coates
Performed by Eric Coates and his Symphony Orchestra
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