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Nudge Nudge - Monty Python's Flying Circus

"Nudge Nudge" is a sketch from the third Monty Python's Flying Circus episode, "How to Recognise Different Types of Trees From Quite a Long Way Away." The sketch also appears in the 1971 spin-off film, And Now For Something Completely Different and the 1981 concert film Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl.


An interviewer (John Cleese) speaks to three boys (Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones) about larch trees until they introduce Eric's sketch, Nudge Nudge.

A younger man, Arthur Name, (Eric Idle) asks an older gentleman (Terry Jones) several questions about his relationship with his wife, all bearing questionably sexual innuendo. The gentleman responds in a confused, non-commital sort of way, and the younger man responds with an enthusiastic "Nudge, Nudge, Say no more" - the punchline being that after a period of time. The older man questions Name's inquiries and the younger man admits that he is asking about sex and then asks "...what's it like?"

Behind the scenesEdit

The sketch was originally written by Eric Idle for another comedy show and it was rejected as a script. Eric Idle openly admits the script is confusing, the joke being mostly in the delivery.

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