Friday, May 31, 2013

Monty Python's Hearing Aid Sketch

Even some of the most hardcore Python fans aren't aware of "the German episodes," two episodes of largely-new material that the group produced for German television in the 1970's.  The first of these eps was actually entirely written and performed in German, which is a hell of a thing given that most members of the troupe actually didn't speak German; imagine the SNL cast entirely performing an episode in Spanish or something.

Anyway, these episodes have become the comedy equivalent of a great band releasing a B-sides collection that contains a few of their best songs.  To wit, the hearing aid sketch, which is to Monty Python as "Hey Hey What Can I Do" is to Led Zeppelin.

 

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