Army Protection Racket - Monty Python's Flying Circus04:24

Army Protection Racket - Monty Python's Flying Circus

Army Protection Racket is a sketch that appears in the eighth episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus, "Full Frontal Nudity."


In unoccupied Britain, 1970, Private Watkins (Eric Idle) enters the Colonel's (Graham Chapman) office to make a request to leave the army, as he has realised that it is dangerous. After a short discussion ending in a silly answer from the private, he is asked to sit. A sergeant (John Cleese) enters, announcing the arrival of civilians Dino (Terry Jones) and Luigi Vercotti (Michael Palin), mobsters who try to intimidate the Colonel to involve the army in a Mafia protection racket. The Colonel eventually deems the sketch to be silly and ends it, ordering the director to cut to a cartoon.

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