12 March 2021

The "Four Yorkshiremen" sketch

John Cleese and Graham Chapman (before their Monty Python fame), with Tim Brooke-Taylor and Marty Feldman, lampooning the stereotypical "rich people claiming they were happier when they were poor."

One of my favorite comedy bits of all time - and one that is especially relevant in times of economic uncertainty.   I had posted this a long time ago, but the video was pulled from YouTube - so watch it now, because it may not stay up long.

Reposted from 2010 because that old video was in fact taken down a second time, but a Britbox version is now available on YouTube, so this may stay up for a while.


  1. Love it! One of my favorites... Thanks Stan!

  2. Great sketch. This video is missing the best part at the end though...

    "But you try and tell the young people today that... and they won't believe ya'."

    "Nope, nope"

  3. Python did the sketch (with Palin, Chapman, Idle and Jones) in "Live at the Hollywood Bowl":



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