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City Gents Vox Pops

The cast:

MAN WITH ENORMOUS EARS
John Cleese
MAN WITH ENORMOUS TEETH
Terry Jones
MAN WITH ENORMOUS NOSE
Eric Idle
MADLY DRESSED MAN
Graham Chapman
FIRST CITY GENT
Michael Palin
SECOND CITY GENT
Graham Chapman
AN OLD GRAMOPHONE
John Cleese
THIRD CITY GENT
Eric Idle
WOMAN
Terry Jones
FOURTH CITY GENT
John Cleese
FIFTH CITY GENT
Terry Jones
MAN
John Cleese

The sketch:

(Cut to vox pops.)

Man With Enormous Ears: It wasn't true to life.

Man With Enormous Teeth: Yes it was.

Man With Enormous Nose: No it wasn't.

Madly Dressed Man: I thought it was totally bizarre.

First City Gent: Well I've been in the city for over forty years and I think the importance of looking after poor people cannot be understressed.

Second City Gent: Well I've been in the city for twenty years and I must admit - I'm lost.

An Old Gramophone: Well, I've been in the city all my life and I'm as alert and active as I've ever been.

Third City Gent: Well I've been in the city since I was two and I certainly' wouldn't say that I was stuck in a rut... stuck in a rut ... stuck in a rut... stuck in a rut...

Woman: Oh dear, Mr. Bulstrode's stuck again.

(She runs over and gives him a shove.)

Third City Gent: I certainly wouldn't say that I was stuck in a rut.

Fourth City Gent: Well I've been in the city for thirty years and I've never once regretted being a nasty, greedy, cold hearted, avaricious, money-grubber ... Conservative.

Fifth City Gent: Well I've been in the city for twenty-seven years and I would like to see the reintroduction of flogging. Every Thursday, round at my place.

Man: (whose head only is visible above the level of the sea) Well I've been in the sea for thirty-three years and I've never regretted it.

(Camera pulls back to reveal other city gents also with only heads and bowlers visible who say 'quite agree'. Camera pulls back further to reveal an elderly couple sitting in deckchairs.)

Man: I think it must be a naturalist outing.

Woman: I think it must be one of them crackpot religions.

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