The Visitors is a sketch that appears in "The Ant, an Introduction," the ninth episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus.


The knight is rejected from the week's episode and a man (John Cleese) announces that it is time for something completely different. A coupe, Victor (Graham Chapman) and Iris (Carol Cleveland) sit together, sipping wine. As Victor professes his love and they nearly kiss, they are interrupted by Arthur Name (Eric Idle), who takes over the scene, playing upbeat music as his friends begin arriving. Brian (Cleese) and Audrey Equator (Terry Jones) enter, also disruptive to Victor and Iris' romantic time, Brian forcing himself upon Iris and being loud with his wife. Mr Freight (Terry Gilliam) enters, dressed in underpants, sequins, eye makeup, white wellies, and a necklace, soon joined by Mr Cook (Michael Palin), who brings a goat. After Brian tells Iris to "drop 'em," she runs and Welsh miners show up. Victor angrily tells them all to leave, so Brian shoots him. They then sing "Ding Dong Merrily on High."