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Classic British Comedy

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Classic British Comedy game quiz
"A quiz for those who love Monty Python, 'Not Only...But Also...' and other great, influential British comedies of the past."

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1. In Peter Cook and Dudley Moore's 'A bit of a chat,' how is it that the father tells his son his mother got pregnant?
    By sitting on a chair.
    The stork
    Magic fairies
    By the cat


2. Who runs Monty Python's cheese shop?
    Mr Trotter
    Mr Wensleydale
    Mr Cheddar
    Mr Dibley


3. What profession was Captain Mainwaring of 'Dad's Army'?
    Butcher
    Journalist
    Undertaker
    Bank Manager


4. In 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail', how high should one count before throwing the holy hand grenade?
    Answer: (One Word)


5. What British drama series did Derek Fowlds of 'Yes Minister' go on to star in?
    'Darling Buds of May'
    'The Bill'
    'Heartbeat'
    'Cold Feet'


6. What English comedy legend guest starred in 'The Young Ones' as a priest?
    Terry Jones
    John Cleese
    Peter Cook
    Eric Morecambe


7. On the subject of guest stars, who popped up as the king of England in the first episode of 'Black Adder', and as another priest in the 'Princess Bride'?
    Graham Chapman
    Michael Palin
    Peter Cook
    Dudley Moore


8. What American-born actress carved out a niche for herself as Monty Python's resident sexpot?
    Aimi Harrison
    Connie Booth
    Carol Cleveland
    Rita Davies


9. What Python, or Cleese and Chapman scripted film did the legendary Spike Milligan NOT have a cameo role in?
    'Yellowbeard'
    'Rentadick'
    'A Fish Called Wanda'
    'The Life of Brian'


10. What instrument is Dudley Moore famous for his expertise on, complementing his comic talents?
    Answer: (One Word)


11. Who co-wrote 'Hancock's half hour'?
    Morecambe and Wise
    Galton and Simpson
    Cleese and Chapman
    Feldman and Took


12. What was Terry Jones and Michael Palin's short-lived post-Python series?
    'Fawlty Towers'
    'A Private Affair'
    'Rutland Weekend Television'
    'Ripping Yarns'


13. Name the actress who played long-suffering Betty to Michael Crawford's Frank Spencer.
    Connie Booth
    Judi Dench
    Stacy Dorning
    Michele Dotrice


14. What was the name of Frank Spencer's daughter?
    Jessica
    Jane
    Jennifer
    Betty


15. In two series of 'Blackadder' Tim McInnerny played idiot Lord Percy. In series three he appeared in one episode as the Scarlet Pimpernel. In series four he came back as a regular, but no longer Percy. What was his character's name?
    Lord Flashheart
    Lieutenant Sweet
    Captain Darling
    General Melchett


16. What might you be offered in compensation if you returned a dead parrot?
    A snail
    Another dead parrot
    A worm
    A slug


17. Who won Python's philosophers' soccer game?
    Wolloomoolloo
    Germany
    Greece
    France


18. What rotund comedienne cut her teeth at the Comic Strip and in guest spots on the 'Young Ones' before finding glory on her own shows?
    Dawn French
    Magda Szubanski
    Jo Brand
    Pauline Quirke


19. Who played borderline mental case Major Gowen in 'Fawlty Towers'?
    Richard Wilson
    Ballard Berkeley
    Windsor Davies
    Paul Eddington


20. What dubious peer of the realm carries bricks in his briefcase when staying at 'Fawlty Towers'?
    Lord Harris
    The Duke of Buckley
    Baron Orczy
    Lord Melbury


21. Where did Corporal Jack Jones of 'Dad's Army' serve in his younger days, before becoming Walmington on sea's finest butcher-cum lance corporal?
    India
    Canada
    South Africa
    Sudan


22. Who is the ever-so-charming actress who is a veteran star of television comedies such as 'The Good Life', 'No Job for a Lady' and 'To the Manor Born'?
    Penelope Keith
    Connie Booth
    Felicity Kendal
    Prunella Scales


23. Name the New Zealand-born actress and comedienne who came to prominence with 'Not the Nine O'Clock News' and later married Billy Connolly.
    Noeline Brown
    Pamela Stephenson
    Lesley Joseph
    Arabella Weir


24. What was Sid's football club of choice in 'Bless this House'?
    Newcastle
    Spurs
    Leeds
    Chelsea


25. What kind of animal did the Goodies finally make funky?
    Gibbon
    Ferret
    Rhino
    Lemur


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Compiled Apr 15 13