Monty Python: Marriage Guidance Counsellor

Monty Python: Marriage Guidance Counsellor

And Now for Something Completely Different
Released: 1971.09.28
Written by Monty Python
Directed by Ian MacNaughton
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin

And Now for Something Completely Different is a 1971 British sketch comedy film based on the television comedy series Monty Python’s Flying Circus featuring sketches from the show’s first two series. The title was taken from a catchphrase used in the television show.

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  1. Its Deirdre only Micheal could say it like that, he was always my favorite of the bunch, mind you Carol wasn’t bad either.

  2. im not used to an elevated moving camera in a small room. or even looking down on characters to see the floor.
    i took video production and putting the camera low and close for a long time just highlights their nostrils.

  3. In TV, Arthur Pewtie just met a cowboy, who told him a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do. And in the end, he got hit in the head by a knight with a rubber chicken.

  4. Carol, in her early days, took in students from NCR. I was one. She was so unhappy about her acting career. She bemoaned the fact that she was always being cast as a bimbo in TV comedies. I used to do silly sketches with her and she giggled. Um, there is more but I really cannot say. 😛 BTW, please read my novel "The Littlest Devil". As a one time newspaper editorial cartoonist, it is a sort of comic strip of Mankind.

  5. Thumbs down for cutting out part of the scene — at 2:21 🙁

    Also, is it just me, or is that guidance counsellor’s office pretty darn stylish?

  6. tbh I kinda prefer the Flying Circus version. The beat Eric takes on the "It’s Diedre" line is priceless and then Cleese showing up as a spaghetti western cowboy with an atrocious accent

  7. Ha! Always funny to watch. The wonderfully comedic talent of Carol Cleveland is often overlooked. Having appeared in 30 of the 45 episodes of Flying Circus and all the Python movies she should always be credited as the seventh member and included in photos of all the geniuses together. Just moi opinion. Anyone who disagrees with me is a hamster and smells of elderberries.

  8. the tv version of this skit had John Cleese dressed as an American cowboy who told Arthur Pewtey to go back and be a man .

  9. A pastor in Alabama did this about 20 years ago — not right there in the office but was sleeping with the wife on the side while giving the couple marriage counseling. He even advised the husband at one point not to take a new job out of state, just so he (the pastor) could keep up the affair. Yeah, things got messy when it came out.

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