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Various - Dead Parrot Society: The Best Of British Comedy album mp3
Dead Parrot Society: The Best Of British Comedy
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I have two macaws, one gol Dead Parrot Society: Best of British Comedy 10 out of 10. John Cleese, Graham Chapman, the other members of the Monty Python group and Dudley Moore have participated in the making of this album. In my opinion, Monty Python is the best comedy team ever. The first segment is dedicated to the Dead Parrot Sketch, one of the most humorous comedy numbers ever to be performed. This is probably the main reason why this audio book and other recordings have been labeled with this name

This CD purports to be the "best" of British comedy, but it doesn't really have enough scope. The recordings here are only taken from three seperate sources. Those sources are Amnesty International concerts, Private Eye magazine and The Portsmouth Sinfonia. So a lot of things were left out. I'm not going to bother mentioning what they could have included, because I'm not an expert on British comedy. Anyway, the majority of the material that is included here is funny. Dead Parrot Society brigns together some of the most outstanding British comics. The selections are superb, from a brilliant rendition of Monty Python's "dead parrot" sketch and the classic "penultimate supper" debate between Michelangelo and the Pope to Peter Cook's hilarious "memoirs of a miner". This album is absolutely essential if you are a fan of British comedy. 10 people found this helpful.

Dead Parrot" was voted the top alternative comedy sketch in a Radio Times poll. The Monty Python Live at Drury Lane album features a live version of the sketch, which is slightly different from the TV version. Praline's rant about the deceased parrot includes "He fucking snuffed it!" Also, the sketch ends with the shopkeeper saying that he has a slug that does talk. This version is included in the book and CD set The Best British Stand-Up and Comedy Routines, along with a transcript of the sketch and the Four Yorkshiremen sketch. In his appearance on The Muppet Show, Cleese appears as a pirate attempting to take over a spaceship during a "Pigs In Space" sketch. At the end of the sketch, he demands of the smart-mouthed talking parrot on his shoulder, "Do you want to be an ex-parrot?"

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British comedy history is measured in centuries. Shakespeare incorporated many chase scenes and beatings into his comedies, such as in his play The Comedy of Errors. The quarrelsome couple Punch and Judy made their first recorded appearance in Britain in 1662, when Samuel Pepys noted a pretty puppet play being performed in Covent Garden, London. The various episodes of Punch and Judy are performed in the spirit of outrageous comedy - often provoking shocked laughter - and are dominated by the anarchic clowning of Mr. Punch.

Dead Parrot Society: The Best of British Comedy. The Instant Monty Python CD Collection, Vol. 2.

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1 The Portsmouth Sinfonia* Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme From 2001)
Arranged By – R. Mortimore*Composed By – Richard Strauss
2 Monty Python The Dead Parrot
Written-By – Monty Python
3 Monty Python The Courtroom - Scene I: "The Charges"
Written-By – Monty Python
4 Peter Cook Memoirs Of A Miner - Part I: "Which One's Marcel Proust?"
Written-By – Peter Cook
5 Neil Innes Protest Song
Written-By – Neil Innes
6 Eleanor Bron & John Fortune Happy, Darling?
Written-By – Bron*, Fortune*
7 Monty Python The Courtroom - Scene II: "Counsel For The Defence"
Written-By – Monty Python
8 Dudley Moore Psychedelic Baby
Written-By – Dudley Moore
9 Monty Python Crunchy Frog
Written-By – Monty Python
10 Peter Cook Memoirs Of A Miner - Part II: "Sex And Violence Down The Mines"
Written-By – Peter Cook
11 Graham Chapman The Oral Majority! - Part I
Written-By – Martin Lewis
12 The Portsmouth Sinfonia* The William Tell Overture (Theme From The Lone Ranger!)
Arranged By – R. Mortimore*Composed By – Rossini*
13 Monty Python The Courtroom - Scene III: "Police Constable Pan Am"
Written-By – Monty Python
14 John Bird & John Fortune The Audition
Written-By – Bron*, Bird*, Fortune*
15 John Cleese Top Of The Form
Featuring – Graham Chapman, Griff Rhys Jones, John Bird , John Fortune, Rowan Atkinson, Tim Brooke-TaylorWritten-By – Chapman*, Cleese*, Feldman*, Brooke-Taylor*
16 Peter Cook Transcendental Mastication
Written-By – Peter Cook
17 Monty Python The Courtroom - Scene IV: "Counsel For The Prosecution"
Written-By – Monty Python
18 The Portsmouth Sinfonia* Overture/Pinball Wizard (Live!)
Written-By – Pete Townshend
19 John Cleese & Jonathan Lynn The Penultimate Supper?!
Written-By – Cleese*, Lynn*
20 Private Eye Take Off Your Clothes! - 'John & Yoko'
Written-By – Private Eye
21 Monty Python The Courtroom - Scene V: "Very Expensive Gaiters"
Written-By – Monty Python
22 Peter Cook Memoirs Of A Miner - Part III: "Final Judgement"
Written-By – Peter Cook
23 Graham Chapman The Oral Majority! - Part II
Written-By – Martin Lewis
24 Listen With Mother Balls!
Written-By – Anonymous
25 Monty Python The Courtroom - Scene VI: "There Goes The Judge"
Written-By – Monty Python
26 Monty Python The Argument Clinic
Written-By – Monty Python
27 The Portsmouth Sinfonia* Classical Massacre!
Arranged By – R. Mortimore*Composed By – Grieg*, Handel*, Rossini*, Sibelius*, J. Strauss*, Beethoven*, Tchaikovsky*, R. Strauss*
28 Monty Python The Lumberjack Song
Written-By – Monty Python


  • A&R, Coordinator – Ted Myers
  • Compiled By – Martin Lewis
  • Coordinator [Compilation Coordinator] – Helen Colomby
  • Design – Rachel Gutek
  • Design Concept [Cover Concept], Art Direction [Booklet] – Martin Lewis
  • Illustration [Cover] – John Barry
  • Producer – Martin Lewis
  • Remastered By – Bob Fisher


Track 14 includes "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off" By G. & I. Gershwin"
Track 17 includes "Anything Goes" By Cole Porter.
Track 18 from "The Rock Opera Tommy".
Track 28 also performed by the Entire Cast Of A Poke In The Eye (members not listed in notes).

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Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
R2 71049 Various Dead Parrot Society: The Best Of British Comedy ‎(CD, Comp) Rhino Records R2 71049 US 1993