Happy Birthday, Monty Python

Publish Date
Monday, 5 October 2015, 1:33PM

The first episode of Monty Python aired this day in 1969 in the UK. This was voted the best Python sketch of all time: it was inspired by Michael Palin’s trip to a mechanic who refused to accept there was a problem with his car. There is, of course, no such bird as the Norwegian Blue, although that has since become the nickname of a 55 million year-old fossilised Scandinavian parrot.