John Cleese: Good morning. I'm sorry to have kept you waiting, but I'm afraid my walk has become rather sillier recently, and so it takes me rather longer to get to work. Now then, what was it again?

Michael Palin: Well sir, I have a silly walk and I'd like to obtain a government grant to help me develop it.

JC: I see. May I see your silly walk?

MP: Yes, certainly, yes.

JC: That's it, is it?

MP: Yes, that's it, yes.

JC: It's not particularly silly, is it? I mean, the right leg isn't silly at all and the left leg merely does a forward aerial half turn every alternate step.

MP: Yes, but I think that with government backing I could make it very silly.

JC: Mr Pudey, the very real problem is one of money. I'm afraid that the Ministry of Silly Walks is no longer getting the kind of support it needs. You see, there's Defence, Social Security, Health, Housing, Education, Silly Walks... they're all supposed to get the same. But last year, the government spent less on the Ministry of Silly Walks than it did on National Defence! Now we get 348,000,000 pounds a year, which is supposed to be spent on all our available products. Coffee?

MP: Yes please.

JC: Now Mrs Two-Lumps, would you bring us in two coffees please?


JC: Now Mr Pudey. I'm not going to mince words with you. I'm going to offer you a Research Fellowship on the Anglo-French Silly Walk.

MP: La Marche Futile?

(Monty Python's flying circus, 15 september 1970). Monty Python is iedere maandag op Net5.