Crossing the Atlantic on a Tricycle / Interview in a Filing Cabinet / Yummy Yummy
Presenter: Ah, well I'm afraid we have to stop the film there, as some of the scenes which followed were of a violent nature which might have proved distressing to some of our viewers. Though not to me, I can tell you. (cut to another camera; the presenter turns to face it,) In Nova Scotia today, Mr Roy Bent of North Walsham in Norfolk became the first man to cross the Atlantic on a tricycle. His tricycle, specially adapted for the crossing, was ninety feet long, with a protective steel hull, three funnels, seventeen first-class cabins and a radar scanner. (A head and shoulders picture of Roy Bent comes up on the screen behind him) Mr Bent is in our Durham studios, which is rather unfortunate as we're all down here in London. And in London I have with me Mr Ludovic Grayson, the man who scored all six goals in Arsenal's 1-0 victory over the Turkish Champions FC Botty.
(pull out to reveal that he is talking to a five-foot-high filing cabinet)
Presenter: Ludovic, first of all, congratulations on the victory.
Mr Grayson: (from inside filing cabinet) Thank you, David.
Presenter: It should send you back to Botty with a big lead.
Mr Grayson: Oh yes, well we're fairly confident, David.
Presenter: Well at the moment, Ludovic, you're crouching down inside a filing cabinet.
Mr Grayson: Yes that's right, David, I'm trying not to be seen.
Presenter: I see. Is this through fear?
Mr Grayson: Oh no, no, it's common sense really. If they can't see you, they can't get you.
Presenter: Ha, ha, ha, but of course they can still hear you. (the filing cabinet explodes) Ludovic Grayson, thank you very much for coming on the program tonight. And we end the show with music. And here with their very latest recording 'Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, I've got love in my tummy' Jackie Charlton and the Tonettes.
(Cut to a trendy pop-music set with coloured lights, etc. On the main podium is a large packing crate with a microphone in front of it. The backing vocal is by three more packing crates with microphones. The instrumental group are also in crates. We hear the abovementioned pop song. Roll credits over; Fade out. Cut to BBC 1 caption.)
Voice Over: For those of you who may have just missed 'Money Python's Flying Circus', here it is again.
(Entire show is recapped in a series of flash clips lasting about twenty seconds.)
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