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How to Irritate People (1968)

Cast: John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Connie Booth, more...
Director: Ian Fordyce
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Studio: White Star
Genre: Comedies, British Comedy, UK
Running Time: 65 min.
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No kidding: they need a video to tell us how to do this? Actually, How to Irritate People is a collection of TV skits, conceived in the mid-1960s by future Monty Python star John Cleese. As he'd do so often in future projects, Mr. Cleese demonstrates that, within every "veddy proper" Britisher, there beats the heart of a raving lunatic. These bits were assembled into a BBC special, starring both Cleese and his Cambridge classmate (and fellow Pythonite) Graham Chapman. The proceedings aren't quite as uninhibited as Cleese and Chapman's later Monty Python shows, but it's fascinating to watch these two comic geniuses in their embryonic stage. Originally telecast in 1965, How to Irritate People was restored for video in 1992. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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Baby Python by richling February 10, 2003 - 2:37 PM PST
6 out of 6 members found this review helpful
Worth grabbing to get this early taste of what was to come. There's a lot of the Python gang and a couple from Fawlty Towers making apprearances in the sketches. While it lacks the surrealism of Python and the more biting humor of Fawlty, there's some pretty good stuff here. If you're a fan, definitely check it out. Others might it find it to be not that funny and lacking in polish.

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