The "The Butcher Who is Alternately Rude and Polite" sketch premiered on 27 October 1970 in Series 2, Episode 5 of "Monty Python's Flying Circus" - "Live from the Grill-O-Mat". If features Michael Palin who plays a customer at a butcher's attempting to buy a chicken and some stuffing, but is confused by the butcher (Eric Idle) who is alternately rude ("Don't give me that posh talk you nasty stuck-up twit") and polite ("That's all right sir, call again.") . Palin's character attempts to ignore the rude comments at first, but later confronts the proprietor about his behavior.
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