MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS

Eric Idle: Good evening. Tonight is indeed a unique occasion in the history of television. We are very privileged, and deeply honoured, to have with us in the studio, Karl Marx, founder of modern socialism, and author of the Communist Manifesto; Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov, better known to the world als Lenin, leader of the Russian Revolution, writer, statesman, and father of modern communism; Che Guevara, the Cuban guerilla leader; and Mao Tse-tung, leader of the Chinese Communist Party since 1949. And the first question is for you, Karl Marx. The Hammers – the Hammers is the nickname of what English football team? The Hammers? No? Well, bad luck there, Karl. So we'll go onto you, Che. Che Guevara – Coventry City last won the FA Cup in what year? No? I'll throw it open. Coventry City last won the FA Cup in what year? No? Well, I'm not surprised you didn't get that. It was in fact a trick question. Coventry City have never won the FA Cup. So with the scores all equal now we go onto our second round, and Lenin it's your starter for ten. Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1959. What was the name of the song?... Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr's song in the 1959 Eurovision Song Contest? Anybody? Yes, Mao Tse-tung?

Mao: `Sing little birdie'?

EI: Yes it was indeed. Well challenged. Well now we come onto our special gift section. The contestant is Karl Marx and the prize this week is a beautiful lounge suite. Now, Karl has elected to answer questions on the workers' control of factories, so here we go with question number one. Are you nervous? (-) One final question Karl, and the beautiful lounge suite will be yours... Are you going to have a go? You're a brave man. Karl Marx, your final question. Who won the Cup Final in 1949?

Marx: The workers' control of the means of production? The struggle of the urban proletariat?

EI: No. It was in fact Wolverhampton Wanderers, who beat Leicester 3-1...

(Monty Python's flying circus, 15 december 1970). Net5 zendt op maandagen herhalingen uit, 23.30-0.10u.