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Monty Python's Flying Circus -
"Are You Embarrassed Easily?"

[ from the album Monty Python's Previous Record, 1972 ]

The Players:
Eric Idle - First Announcer;
Michael Palin - Dr Karl Gruber;
John Cleese - Assistant;
Carol Cleveland - Lady in Restaurant;
Graham Chapman - Second Announcer;
John Cleese - Alan Hutchinson;
The Scene:
Soft introduction music plays...
FIRST ANNOUNCER:
Are you embarrassed easily? I am. But it's nothing to worry about; it's all part of growing up and being British. This course is designed to eliminate embarrassment, to enable you to talk freely about rude objects, to look at awkward and embarrassing things and to point at people's privates. The course has been designed by Dr Karl Gruber of the Institute of Going a Bit Red in Helsinki. Here he himself introduces the course.
DR KARL GRUBER:
Hello! My name is Karl Gruber. Thank you for inviting me into your home. My method is the result of six years work here at the institute in which subjects were exposed to simulated embarrassment predicaments over a prolonged fart - PERIOD! - TIME!! [farts] Sorry.
Lesson one: Words. Do any of these words [farts] embarrass you?
ASSISTANT:
"Shoe" ..... "Megaphone" ..... "Grunties".
DR KARL GRUBER:
Now let's go on to something ruder.
ASSISTANT:
"Wankel Rotary Engine".
DR KARL GRUBER:
Now lesson two: noises. Noises are a major embarrassment source. Even words like "tits", "winkle" and "vibraphone" cannot rival the embarrassment potential of sounds. Listen to this if you can:

[embarrassing noise]
DR KARL GRUBER:
How do you rate your embarrassment response? (a) High (b) Hello (c) Good evening.
If (c), you are loosening up and will soon be ready for this:

[embarrassing noise]
DR KARL GRUBER:
Well, how did you rate? (a) Embarrassed (b) Hello (c) Good evening.
Now lesson three, in which these rude and dirty sounds are combined with smutty visual suggestions into an embarrassment simulation situation [fart]. You are the waiter at this table:
LADY IN RESTAURANT:
[Charles, I've got something to show you ..... embarrassing noise]
DR KARL GRUBER:
Score (5) for no embarrassment, score (3) for slight embarrassment, and (1) for .....
SECOND ANNOUNCER:
Good evening. A Book at Bedtime.
Alan Hutchinson reads another extract from a series of bedside books.
ALAN HUTCHINSON:
Number 32. The lady lies with her left leg planted firmly on the ground and the right hand waiting. The gentleman with the melon switches on the battery and places his left thigh on the edge of the swivel table, keeping the neck of the .....

(fades out to music)