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Rank this week: 20 (↑3)
Duration: 1:46 
Release Date: 1971  (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Lyrics By: Monty Python (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Music By: Monty Python (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Produced By: Jones/Palin (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Released By: Charisma (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Published By: Kay-Gee-Bee Music Ltd. (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: BMI  #1546208 
  • The opening track of "Another Monty Python Record." It's also the ultimate Pythonesque bait & switch gag. An announcer tells the listener that the whole album isn't a Python album at all and then another announcer denies the first one and...hilarity ensues.

    This concept was used in ep. 25 of Monty Python's Flying Circus as well. For several minutes, an entirely fake show about pirates was broadcast to fool the viewer into thinking they weren't watching Python at all. Then John Cleese suddenly appeared in the fake show to say the immortal line, "And now for something completely different." (Stavro Arrgolus)
  • Song Lyrics:
    Michael Palin: Good evening. We apologize most sincerely to those of you who have bought this record under the impression this it was in any way connected with the television program, Monty Python’s Flying Circus. This was due to an error in the printing stage of the album cover. This album is in fact called 'Pleasures of the Dance', a collection of Norwegian Carpenter's songs compiled by Oscar Trict.

    (long pause)

    John Cleese: Good evening. We apologize for the previous apology. This apology was unnecessary and appeared on the record owing to an administrative error. This album is not as stated in the previous apology 'Pleasures of the Dance', a selection of Norwegian Carpenter's songs, but a new album from the humorous television comedy show 'Monty Python’s Flying Circus'.

    (sound of Norwegian carpenters singing and playing strange musical instruments)

    Norwegian Announcer: This waltz is the Trondheim Hammer Dance, which is held every 25 minutes in the town of Trondheim, in which the old ladies are struck about the head with round sticks of clerdowl..

    John Cleese: We apologize for that short extract from the 'Pleasures of the Dance' which appeared on this record of Monty Python's Flying Circus owing to the same administrative error which resulted in the first apology. The rest of this record is now totally taken up with (laughs as he finishes) Monty Python’s Flying Circus

    (The opening few bars of the TV theme is played)
    (Stavro Arrgolus)
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    Played on 1 show:
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