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Comic Relief

The Scouts had a bash at recreating some comedy classics from the two Ronnies and Monty Python.

The “Four Candles” sketch, originally titled “The Hardware Shop” was Written by Ronnie Barker under the pseudonym of Gerald Wiley, it was first broadcast on Saturday, 18 September 1976. At Barker’s memorial service in Westminster Abbey, the cross was accompanied up the aisle by four candles instead of the usual two.

The “Dead Parrot Sketch”, alternatively and originally known as the “Pet Shop Sketch” was written by John Cleese and Graham Chapman and initially performed in the show’s first series, in the eighth episode (“Full Frontal Nudity,” which first aired 7 December 1969). At Graham Chapman’s memorial service, John Cleese used lines from the sketch in his eulogy.

Follow these links for the original Sketches Four Candles Dead Parrot.

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