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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Rutland Weekend Televison

Speaking of Rutland (see Twitter feed), I was reminded by it of Eric Ilde’s hilarious post-Python project, Rutland Weekend Telelvision. For some reason (there’s more on this on Wikipedia) it has never appeared on DVD, but there’s plenty on youtube. The sketch about the secret shame of the man who finds out he’s ‘normal’ and starts to receive all kinds of horrible treatment, like being sent a copy of The Daily Telegraph in the post; we then find out it’s all the fault of the bloke who works down the off-licence, who is also to blame for Leicester City never winning the FA Cup, fascism, and all the ills of society and...

And stopping there, I direct you to the equally hilarious gibberish-based sketch, above.

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