Monty Python on Clichés…

A writer friend introduced me to this sketch a long time ago and today it is still one of my favs. It’s a great example of twisting a cliché into something original, and will give all writers a good laugh…so enjoy!

The Prodigal Son


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6 Responses to Monty Python on Clichés…

  1. Just_Me says:

    I watched this…. and then lost an hour watching more sketches…. you tube ought to come with a warning!

  2. Kate says:

    There’s nowt wrong with British humour, that’s for sure!

  3. Angela says:

    I know–it cracks me up over and over again.

    “Look at what you’ve done to mother–she’s worn out from meeting film stars, attending movie premieres and hosting gala luncheons.”

    “There’s naught wrong with gala luncheons!”

    *dissolves in gales of laughter*

  4. Mary Witzl says:

    Oh, that is wonderful — really fantastic. Loved the tungsten drills and the agony of writer’s cramp! And the son’s parting shot was just lovely.

  5. Tabitha says:

    Ha! Hilarious! 🙂

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