We made an important and significant discovery this morning. Over at Farra's Place, there were passing references made to the classic Monty Python "Four Yorkshiremen" sketch, which is one of our all-time favourites.
So we went over to Youtube and found it on video, then posted the link at Kiwiblog for the masses to enjoy. It's a slightly more modern version, from the Live at the Hollywood Bowl video, and it's still a comedy classic.
But later on, we changed the search in Youtube to "Four Yorkshiremen original" to try and find the original TV skit. And we discovered that it's not a Monty Python skit at all! It dates back to pre-Python days, and a shoiw that we remember from back in the late 1960's; At Last; The 1948 Show. The personnel is rather different as well; in this version it's Marty Feldman, Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Tim Brooke-Taylor, but once the Monty Python team adopted the sketch, the roles were normally played by Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and Michael Palin.
It's in black and white; it's a bit grainy, but here it is for your entertainment and enlightenment this morning; Four Yorkshiremen; the original:
"You try to tell that to t' young people of today, and they won't believe you"; some things never change!