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Idle Hands (1999)
   has the tagline   
The Touching Story of a Boy and His Right Hand.
Idle Hands (1999)
   has the tagline   
The Comedy That Gives Horror Films the Backhand.
Idle Hands (1999)
   has the tagline   
The Devil Will Find Work for Idle Hands to Do... but What Happens when He Chooses the Laziest Teen Slacker in the World to Do His Dirty Work?
Eric Idle & John Du Prez
   composed the musical   
Spamalot (2005)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
   starred   
John Neville, Sarah Polley, Eric Idle and Oliver Reed
Director: Terry Gilliam. Also starred Uma Thurman, Robin Williams and Peter Jeffrey.
Idle
   is an antonym of   
Busy
The Meaning of Life (1983)
   starred   
Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Eric Idle
Director: Terry Jones / Terry Gilliam. Also starred Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones & Michael Palin. Plot: The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way
Eric Idle
   was considered for the role of   
Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Johnny Depp got the part
Eric Idle
   was in the episode   
'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky
As Declan Desmond
Idle
   in Italian is   
Ozioso
Oasis
   released the single   
The Importance Of Being Idle (2005)
Arthur 'Two-Sheds' Jackson
   was performed by   
Cleese, Idle and Jones
"we interviewers are more than a match for the likes of you, 'Two Sheds'. "
At Home With the Ant and Other Pets
   was performed by   
Idle and Jones
"Chris: It's really different this time, mum. I'm really going to look after this ant. Mother: That's what you said about the sperm whale... now your papa's having to use it as a garage."
BBC News (Handovers)
   was performed by   
Chapman, Idle and Palin
"Sport: capital punishment is to be re-introduced in the first and second division. Any player found tackling from behind or controlling the ball with the lower part of the arm will be hanged. But the electric chair remains the standard punishment for threatening the goalie."
Burglar / Encyclopedia Salesman
   was performed by   
Cleese, Idle and Palin
"open the door, let me in please. Woman: If I let you in you'll sell me encyclopaedias. Man: I won't, madam. I just want to come in and ransack the flat. Honestly." Woman: Promise. No encyclopaedias?"
Camel Spotting
   was performed by   
Chapman, Cleese, and Idle Jones
"Ah well, a dromedary has one hump and a camel has a refreshment car, buffet, and ticket collector. "
David Niven's Fridge
   was performed by   
Idle
Sadly, David Niven cannot be with us tonight, but he has sent his fridge.
Dennis Moore
   was performed by   
Chapman, Cleese, Idle and Jones
You move at your peril, for I have two pistols here. I know one of them isn't loaded any more, but the other one is, so that's one of you dead for sure...or just about for sure anyway. It certainly wouldn't be worth your while risking it because I'm a very good shot. I practice every day...well, not absolutely every day, but most days in the week
Pasolini's Film 'The Third Test Match'
   was performed by   
Chapman, Idle and Palin
Second Cricketer: "... the symbol of man's regeneration through radical Marxism ... fair enough ... but, but we never once get a chance to see him turn his off-breaks on that Brisbane sticky." Third Cricketer: "Aye, and what were all that dancing through Ray Illingworth's innings? Forty-seven not out and the bird comes up and feeds him some grapes!"
People Falling from Buildings
   was performed by   
Chapman, Cleese and Idle
First Man: "That was Wilkins." Second Man: "That was Wilkins. He was a good, good, er, golfer, Wilkins." First Man: "Very good golfer. Very good golfer. Rotten at finance. It'll be Parkinson next." Second Man: "Bet you it won't." First Man: "How much?" Second Man: "What?" First Man: "How much do you bet it won't? Fiver?" Second Man: "All right."
Poetry Reading (Ants)
   was performed by   
Chapman, Gilliam, Idle and Jones
Old Lady: "Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, it's so nice to see such a large turnout this afternoon. And I'd like to start off by welcoming our guest speakers for this afternoon,... Mr Wadsworth..." Wordsworth: "Wordsworth!" Old Lady: "Sorry, Wordsworth... Mr John Koots, and Percy Bysshe." Shelley: "Shelley!" Old Lady: "Just a little one, medium dry, (a dwarf assistant pours her a sherry) and Alfred Lorde." Tennyson: "Tennyson." Old Lady: "Tennis ball!" Tennyson: "Son! Son!"
Police Station (Silly Voices)
   was performed by   
Chapman, Cleese, Idle and Jones
Man in loud and high pitched voice "I wish to report a burglary." First Sergeant: "Report a what?" Man in a ridiculous high pitch squeak: "Burglary!" First Sergeant: "That's the exact frequency... now keep it there." (another sergeant enters and goes round to back of counter) Second Sergeant in high pitched voice: "Hello, sarge!" First Sergeant in very deep voice: "Evening Charlie."
Quiz Programme - 'Wishes'
   was performed by   
Chapman, Cleese, Idle and Jones
Interviewer: "Now if you and your pal had one big wish, Trevor, what would you like to see on television?" Trevor: "I'd like to see more fairy stories about the police." (fairy godmother trips lightly into shot)
Red Indian in Theatre
   was performed by   
Chapman, Idle and Palin
Indian: "When moon high over prairie ... when wolf howl over mountain, when mighty wind roar through Yellow Valley, we go Leatherhead Rep - block booking, upper circle - whole tribe get it on 3/6d each."
'Spectrum' - Talking About Things
   was performed by   
Chapman, Cleese, Idle and Palin
Presenter: "Professor, you've spent many years researching into things, what do you think?" Professor: "I think it's too early to tell."
Stock Exchange Report
   was performed by   
Cleese and Idle
Stock Exchange Analyst: "Trading was crisp at the start of the day with some brisk business on the floor. Rubber hardened and string remained confident. Little bits of tin consolidated although biscuits sank after an early gain and stools remained anonymous......"
The Attila the Hun Show
   was performed by   
Chapman, Cleese, Idle and Palin
1st Voice Over: "In the second quarter of the fifth century, the Huns became a byword for merciless savagery. Their Khan was the mighty warrior Attila. With his devastating armies he swept across Central Europe." (cut to American-living-room-type set. Doorbell rings. Attila the Hun enters the door) Attila: "Oh darling, I'm home."
The Man Who Finishes Other People's Sentences
   was performed by   
Idle and Palin
Mr Vernon: "Hello, madam... "(comes in) Mrs Long Name: "Ah hello... you must have come about..." Mr Vernon: "Finishing the sentences, yes." Mrs Long Name: "Oh... well... perhaps you'd like to..." Mr Vernon: "Come through this way... certainly."
The Silliest Interview We've Ever Had
   was performed by   
Cleese, Idle and Palin
Interviewer: "The Magna Carta - was it a document signed at Runnymede in 1215 by King John pledging independence to the English barons, or was it a piece of chewing gum on a bedspread in Dorset? The latter idea is the brainchild of a man new to the field of historical research. Mr Badger, why - why are you on this programme?" (Pull back to show Mr Badger. He wears a flat cap and has a Scots accent) Badger: "Well, I think I can answer this question most successfully in mime." (mimes incomprehensibly) Interviewer: "But why Dorset?" Badger: "Well, I have for a long time been suffering from a species of brain injury which I incurred during the rigours of childbirth, and I'd like to conclude by putting my finger up my nose." Interviewer: "Mr Badger, I think you're the silliest person we've ever had on this programme, and so I'm going to ask you to have dinner with me."
The Smuggler
   was performed by   
Cleese, Idle and Palin
Officer: "Have you read this, sir?" (holds up notice) Man: "No! Oh, yes, yes - yes." Officer: "Anything to declare?" Man: "Yes ... no! No! No! No! Nothing to declare, no, nothing in my suitcase no..." Officer: "No watches, cameras, radio sets?" Man: "Oh yes ... four watches ... no, no, no. No. One... one watch...No, no. Not even one watch. No, no watches at all. No, no watches at all. No precision watches, no." Officer: Which country have you been visiting, sir? Man: "Switzerland ... er ... no ... no ... not Switzerland ... er ... not Switzerland, it began with S but it wasn't Switzerland... oh what could it be? Terribly bad memory for names. What's the name of that country where they don't make watches at all?" Officer: "Spain?" Man: "Spain! That's it. Spain, yes, mm." Officer: "The label says 'Zurich', sir."
The Wrestling Epilogue
   was performed by   
Cleese and Idle
Interviewer: "Good evening, and welcome once again to the Epilogue. On the programme this evening we have Monsignor Edward Gay, visiting Pastoral Emissary of the Somerset Theological College and author of a number of books about belief, the most recent of which is the best seller 'My God'. And opposite him we have Dr Tom Jack: humanist, broadcaster, lecturer and author of the book 'Hello Sailor'. Tonight, instead of discussing the existence or non-existence of God, they have decided to fight for it. The existence, or non-existence, to be determined by two falls, two submissions, or a knockout. All right boys, let's get to it. Your master of ceremonies for this evening - Mr Arthur Waring."
Tory Housewives Clean-up Campaign
   was performed by   
Chapman, Idle and Jones
Old newsreel style voice over: "...And those continentals had better watch out for their dirty foreign literature. Jean-Paul Sartre and Jean Genet won't know what's hit them. Never mind the foulness of their language - come '73 they'll all have to write in British. (housewives burning books: 'Bertrand Russell', 'Das Kapital', the 'Guardian ', 'Sartre', 'Freud') You can keep your fastidious continental bidets Mrs Foreigner - Mrs Britain knows how to keep her feet clean ... but she'll baffle like bingo boys when it comes to keeping the television screen clean..."
Vicar/Salesman
   was performed by   
Chapman, Idle and Jones
Vicar: Hello, "I'm your new vicar. Can I interest you in any encyclopaedias?" Mrs Shazam: "Ah, no thank you. We're not Church people, thank you." (The vicar opens his suitcase to reveal it is packed with brushes.) Vicar: "How about brushes? Nylon or bristle? Strong-tufted, attractive colours." Mrs Shazam: "No - really, thank you, vicar. "
Watney's Red Barrel
   was performed by   
Idle and Palin
Tourist: "Yes I quite agree I mean what's the point of being treated like sheep. What's the point of going abroad if you're just another tourist carted around in buses surrounded by sweaty mindless oafs from Kettering and Coventry in their cloth caps and their cardigans and their transistor radios and their Sunday Mirrors, complaining about the tea - 'Oh they don't make it properly here, do they, not like at home' - and stopping at Majorcan bodegas selling fish and chips and Watney's Red Barrel and calamares and two veg and sitting in their cotton frocks squirting Timothy White's suncream all over their puffy raw swollen purulent flesh 'cos they 'overdid it on the first day'."
Hairdressers' Ascent Up Mount Everest
   was performed by   
Chapman, Cleese, Idle and Palin
We established base salon here, and climbed quite steadily up to Mario's here. From here using crampons and cutting ice steps as we went, we moved steadily up the Lhotse Face to the North Ridge, establishing camp three where we could get a hot meal, a manicure, and a shampoo and set.
Ideal Loon Exhibition
   was performed by   
Cleese and Idle
And from France there's a superb exhibition of rather silly behaviour by the Friends of the Free French Osteopaths.
Ken Russell's 'Gardening Club'
   was performed by   
Chapman, Cleese, and Idle Palin
“Emerging from the dense undergrowth are two pygmy warriors pulling the four explorers who are roped together ... 3rd Explorer: That was a nasty business back at the restaurant. 1st Explorer: Yes, I thought most places took Barclaycard nowadays.”
Kilimanjaro Expedition (Double Vision)
   was performed by   
Chapman, Cleese and Idle
Kilimanjaro is a pretty tricky climb you know, most of it's up until you reach the very very top, and then it tends to slope away rather sharply. But Jimmy's put his heads together and worked out a way up.
Living Room on Pavement
   was performed by   
Chapman, Idle and Palin
“Builders haven't been then … Mrs Potter: 'Ere, there's Alfred Lord Tennyson in the bathroom. Mr Potter: Well, at least the poet's been installed, then.”
Mary Recruitment Office
   was performed by   
Chapman, Cleese and Idle
Mr Man applying at Mary (Army) Recruiting: "Yes. I was just thinking, you know, if it was possible for me to have my choice ... I'd prefer to be in the Women's Royal Amy Corps." R.S.M.: "Well, I'm afraid that the people that recruit here normally go straight into the Scots Guards." Mr Man: "Which is all... men... I suppose?" R.S.M.: "Yes it is." Mr Man: "Yes. Are there any regiments which are more effeminate than others?" R.S.M.: "Well, no sir. I mean, apart from the Marines, they're all dead butch."
Mosquito Hunters
   was performed by   
Chapman, Cleese and Idle
Voice Over: "But the hunt is not over. With well practiced skill Hank skins the mosquito. (Hank produces an enormous curved knife and begins to start skinning the tiny mosquito) The wings of a fully grown male mosquito can in fact fetch anything up to .08 of a penny on the open market. (shot of them walking, carrying weapons) The long day is over and it's back to base camp for a night's rest. (inside villa; Hank is cleaning bazooka) Here, surrounded by their trophies Roy and Hank prepare for a much tougher ordeal - a moth hunt!"
Norwegian Party Political Broadcast
   was performed by   
Chapman and Idle
Norwegian: "Ik tvika nasai..." (subtitle: 'Good evening') Norwegian: "...Stivianka sobjiord ki niyanska ik takka Norge weginda zokiy yniet..." (subtitle: You may think it strange that we should be asking you to vote Norwegian at the next election') Norwegian: "...Ik vietta nogiunda sti jibiora..." (subtitle: 'But consider the advantages') Norwegian: "Sti glikka in Norge tijik dinstianna gildoosi stiiioska kary." (subtitle: 'We have an annual re-investment rate of 14%') Norwegian: "E in Norge we haua siddinkarvo dikinik chaila osto tykka hennakska." (subtitle: 'And girls with massive knockers!')
Operating Theatre (Squatters)
   was performed by   
Chapman, Cleese, and Idle Palin
Surgeon: "Right, I'm ready to make the incision. Knife please, sister (takes knife) What's that supposed to be. Give me a big one.. (takes big knife and strops it on steel sharpener) . . . oh I do enjoy this. Right. (he stabs the body and makes a slit four feet long) Oh what a great slit. Now, gentlemen, I am going to open the slit." (he pulls it apart. The song gets louder. The head of a squatter pops out) Squatter: "Too much man, groovy, great scene. Great light show, baby!"
'Party Hints' With Veronica Smalls
   was performed by   
Idle
Veronica: "Hello, last week on 'Party Hints' I showed you how to rnake a small plate of goulash go round twenty-six people, how to get the best out of your canapes, and how to unblock your loo. This week I'm going to tell you what to do if there is an armed communist uprising near your home when you're having a party."
The ___ Of Being Idle
   contains the word   
Importance
Oasis (2005)
Oasis
   had a U.K. Number One single with   
The Importance of Being Idle
28 August 2005 for 1 week
Charles Dickens
   wrote   
The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices
1857
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
      
John Cleese, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam
Knights who say "Ni!", murderous bunnies, insulting Frenchmen, flying cows, and the most one-sided swordfight in movie history.
Palaver
   means   
Idle Chatter
Nicolaes Maes
   painted   
The Idle Servant
Aka, Interior with a Sleeping Maid and Her Mistress; 1655, oil on wood; National Gallery, London






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