E. Henry Thripshaw's Disease
Monty Python's Flying Circus Season 3

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The owner of the Tudor Job Agency is unable to locate a travelling companion for Sir Walter Raleigh, but he does a land-office business in dirty books. Inspector Henry Gaskell raids the agency, only to be transformed into Sir Philip Sydney, whereupon the viewer is treated to Sidney's life story. A cartoon segment brings Shakespeare's lost classic "Gay Boys in Bondage" to life. "The Free Repetition of Doubtful Words, Skits, Spoofs, Japes and Vignettes by a Very Underrated Writer" focuses on the misadventures of Mr. Peepee. Roger Last discusses the possibility of life after death with three corpses. And Dr. E. Henry Thripshaw names a disease after himself, then sells the stage, movie and T-shirt rights. Featured in the cast are Carol "Four Revealing Poses" Cleveland, Rosalind Bailey, and The Fred Tomlinson Singers. "E. Henry Thripshaw's Disease" was originally telecast December 21, 1972.

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