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How did Monty Python get away with airing nudity?

Is there a difference between American and UK programming that I don't understand? Yes. Broadcast television in the UK is subject to a "watershed". Essentially "more adult" ...
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What did the Centurion mishear Pilate's statements as?

There are no 'apparent questions' The joke is simply that the Centurion has no idea what Pilate has said so he gives a random answer that he hopes will do. He has already questioned Pilate once and ...
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British terminology in "Away from it All"

After finding some subtitles online that were somewhat correct and listening to it a few times I believe this is what is being said. Because they don't have to pay a proper hire charge for films ...
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What does "12 and 6 in a plain wrapper" mean?

The "12 and 6" refers to the pre-decimal currency used in the UK. Prior to February 1971 the UK pound consisted of 12 pennies (pence) to a shilling and 20 shillings to a pound. After decimalisation, ...
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How did Monty Python get away with airing nudity?

I'm going to attempt to push the beginnings of an answer to this - without external refs [those may come later]... The world in 1969 was a different place to today. "Pushing the boundaries" was ...
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When did John Cleese do this special on extremism?

1987. Or "30 years ago" depending on who you read. Many news sources have covered this story since Cleese tweeted it himself recently, though most just say '30 years ago' A few sources give ...
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What did Monty Python's live studio audience see?

Although the studio scenes were shot in front of a live audience, the scenes that were shot elsewhere were played on monitors for the audience and their reaction was recorded over them. In their first ...
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What is the origin of the “double entendre” stock footage trope?

TV Tropes has a few pages devoted to this trope (warning: TV tropes links): Discretion Shot -- Category for shots which imply something rather than showing it Sexy Discretion Shot -- Discretion shots ...
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