Eclipse of the Sun
Announcer: And now (fanfare) for the first time ever on record (fanfare) we proudly present the 1972 Eclipse of the sun! (fanfare)
Brian: (John Cleese) Well, here we are at Lords, waiting for the eclipse of the sun. Peter.
Peter: (Eric Idle) Yes, the ground's in tip-top condition and I think we can expect some first rate eclipsing this morning Brian.
Brian: Well, we're certainly all looking forward to it very much up here. Jim.
Jim: (Graham Chapman) And to look at the eclipse of the sun through...
Peter: Of the sun through?
Jim: Yes, to look at the eclipse of the sun through...
Brian: I don't understand.
Jim: To look through, at the eclipse of the sun...
Jim: I haven't finished. We have this, ooh, surely, magnificent...
Jim: ...quite superb...
Brian: Here, here.
Jim: Quite agree.
Jim: Eh... piece of smoked glass.
Jim: Which must be fully... ooh...
Peter: Must be!
Jim: No question.
Peter: Jolly good!
Terry: Start again!
Jim: Well, here we are at Lord's with this piece of smoked trout...
Jim: Oh, please? Oh, oh, glass! Waiting quite superbly for the eclipse of the sunlike object.
Brian: And here, if I'm very much mistaken, comes the eclipse.
Jim: Yes, you are very much mistaken. Here it comes. Peter.
Peter: Yes, I can't see anyone stopping it now!
Brian: No, it's all over bar the shouting.
Jim: The sands of time must surely be drawing to a close for this plucky solar... (thunder) ...oh!?
Jim: Rain. Uh-hmm. Well, what a shame, the rain is beginning to come down now here at Lord's.
Brian: Light's going, too.
Peter: Yes, going really quite fast.
Jim: Mind you, it's getting quite murky up here now.
Brian: You can hardly see your glass in front of your face.
Jim: What a shame. Well, that's it from Lord's then, I'm afraid, but we'll be back here again the moment there is any sign of improvement.
Narrator: (Michael Palin) Well, while we're waiting to take you back to Lord's, we play you a recording of Alistair Cook being attacked by a duck.