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Rank this week: 25 (↑19)
Duration: 3:01 
Release Date: 1971  (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Lyrics By: Monty Python (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Music By: N/A (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Produced By: Jones/Palin (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Released By: Charisma (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Published By: Kay-Gee-Bee Music Ltd. (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: ASCAP 
Song Lyrics:
(Sound of telephone ringing - the phone is answered and we here Michael say:)

Michael Palin: Hello! I am just listening to this record with my wife and our au-pair and I’d like to say how shocked we are that a pleasant collection of Norwegian folk songs should be turned into an excuse for communist propaganda of the shoddiest kind. What’s gone wrong with the world? I can’t even take a bath without 6 or 7 communists jumping in with me. They’re in my shirt cupboard and Brezhnev and Kosygin are in the kitchen now eating my wife’s jam. Oh, they are cutting off my legs! I can see them peeping out of my wife’s blouse! Why doesn’t Mr. Maudling do something about it before it is too late? Ohhhh….God…

(telephone hung up)

John Cleese: ...and several butchers’ aprons. The next groove on this record has been electronically engineered by some of the world’s finest craftsman to bring to your homes the full glorious spectacle of Gumby Theater.

(Fanfare music followed by applause)

Eric Idle: Gumby Theatre comes live tonight from the Yvonne Gumby Theater near Guildford. L.D. Gumby, M.J. Gumby and R.S. Gumby star in the Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov. The action takes place near Moscow in the 1870’s.

[NOTE: All speakers are Gumbys except where indicated.]

(birds chirping, then knock on door)

Michael: Come in!

(crashing through the door)

Michael: No! Open the door and come in!

John: Sorry...

Michael : Hello!

Eric: Sorry!

Michael : Shut up!

John: I’ve got my head stuck in the cupboard!

Eric: Sorry!

Michael: Shut up!

John: I can’t see anything!

Michael: Hello!

John: I can’t see anything!

John: Hello!

Eric: Shut up, Mr Gumby!

(glass breaking)

John: Ohhhh... my brain hurts!

Michael: Shut up!

John: Sorry!

Eric: Ooohhhhhh...

Eric Idle: (as announcer) Meanwhile in St. Petersburg Ilya Nataevska and Mariana Plaentkoff await news of their step-brother Troffemoff...

Michael : Hello!

(more glass breaking)

Michael: Oh, I have broken it!

John: Get off my foot!

Michael: Shut up!

John: Sorry, my brain hurts! My brain hurts!

(more glass breaking, then music)

Eric Idle: (as announcer again) That was the Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov adapted for radio by putting onto a piece of wood and banging a few nails through it. Mr. L.M. Gumby is now appearing in the Thames near Whopping Step and Mr. D.P. Gumby is appearing as a central tunnel support on the new Victoria Line. And now, 'Book at Bedtime' read by N.D. Gumby

Michael: Oh, I hit my head on the table!

John: Oh, shut up!

Michael: Sorry!

John: Oh, I have a piece of brain stuck in my head... Oh, my head hurts!
(Stavro Arrgolus)
Current Rating 9.0 (1 vote)
Played on 3 shows:
04-23-16, #16-1710-12-80, #80-41
03-27-12, #BWR-12-03-27
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