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Archaeology Today 

A dissatisfied bridegroom tries to exchange his spouse; hunters pursue a terrifying mosquito; domestic problems interrupt the work of Beethoven, Shakespeare, Michelangelo and other creative geniuses.

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Ian MacNaughton

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Graham Chapman ... The Rev. Arthur Belling of St. Looney Up-The-Cream-Bun-and-Jam / Dr. Watson / Party Host / Hank Spim / Mrs. Thing / Mrs. Beethoven
John Cleese ... Sir Robert Eversley / Referee / Mrs. Dreary Fat Boring Old Git / 'Mosquito Hunters' Narrator / Ludwig van Beethoven
Eric Idle ... BBC Announcer / Absent-Minded Woman / Registrar / Registrar's Customer / Roy Spim / First Poofy Judge / Mrs. Entity / William Shakespeare
Terry Jones ... Professor Lucien Kastner / Sir Robert Eversley's Singing Voice / Man in Registrar's Office / A Sniveling Little Rat-Faced Git / Michelangelo (singing voice)
Michael Palin ... Archaeology Today Interviewer / Doctor / John Stokes / Second Poofy Judge / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Colin Mozart
Terry Gilliam ... Animated Archaeologists / Boxer / 'Eggs Diamond' Narrator / Spiny Norman
Carol Cleveland ... Danielle / Norah Jane Stokes / Nun
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A dissatisfied bridegroom tries to exchange his spouse; hunters pursue a terrifying mosquito; domestic problems interrupt the work of Beethoven, Shakespeare, Michelangelo and other creative geniuses.

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Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14
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Release Date:

17 November 1970 (UK) See more »

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Trivia

During the archaeological dig musical number, John Cleese's singing is dubbed with Terry Jones singing voice. See more »

Goofs

The Sumerian artifact that is smashed has a sign indicating it is 250,000 years old. Pottery and civilization itself are only 5 to 10 thousand years old. See more »

Quotes

'Eggs Diamond' Narrator: Yes, in those days, a man's life wasn't worth the paper it was printed on.
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Connections

References Panorama (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm the Man Who Found the Lost Chord
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Written by Earl K. Brent and Jimmy Durante
Performed by Jimmy Durante
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