Line of the Day #DeadParrotSketch


This parrot is no more. It has ceased to be. It’s expired and gone to meet its maker. This is a late parrot. It’s a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace. If you hadn’t nailed it to the perch, it would be pushing up the daisies. It’s rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-parrot.

The very famous Monty Python quote from John Cleese (in the scene with Michael Palin) who was conned into buying a dead parrot. It was inspired by Palin’s experience with a car salesman “who had an excuse for everything”. You can find the memorable Argument Room sketch here and the oft-referenced Roman achievements here.


Line(s) of the Day #TheArgumentSketch

The Argument Sketch

Customer:  An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.
Arguer:   No it isn’t.
Customer:  Yes it is! It’s not just contradiction.
Arguer:   Look, if I argue with you, I must take up a contrary position. 
Customer:  Yes, but that’s not just saying ‘No it isn’t.’
Arguer:   Yes it is!
Customer:   No it isn’t!

Michael Palin and John Cleese in ‘The Argument Sketch’ from the surrealist comedy legends Monty Python.