David Niven's Fridge
(Back to Dickie Attenborough at the awards ceremony. He now has bunches of onions slung around his neck.)
Dickie (Eric Idle): Ladies and gentlemen, seldom can it have been a greater pleasure and privilege than it is for me now to announce that the next award gave me the great pleasure and privilege of asking a man without whose ceaseless energy and tireless skill the British Film Industry would be today. I refer of course to my friend and colleague, Mr David Niven. (vast applause. Dickie applies tears to his face from a dropper) Sadly, David Niven cannot be with us tonight, but he has sent his fridge. (applause; 'Around the World in Eighty Days' music; the fridge is pushed down by the men in brown coats, and a microphone is positioned in front of it. The fridge also has a black tie on.) This is the fridge in which David keeps most of his milk, butter and eggs. What a typically selfless gesture, that he should send this fridge, of all of his fridges, to be with us tonight.
Fridge: (Michael Palin in the same silly voice as the urn) The nominations for the Best Foreign Film Director are: Monsieur Richard Attenborough, Ricardo de Attenbergie, Rik Artenburg, Ri Char Dat En Bollo, and Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Dickie: Before we hear the joint winner, let's see the one that came sixth. Let us see Pier Paolo Pasolini's latest film.
Continue to the next sketch... Pasolini's 'Third Test Match'
Continue to the next sketch... Pasolini's 'The Third Test Match'