Fish Licence


Fish Licence

The Fish Licence is part one of a two-part segment of the popular British television series, Monty Python's Flying Circus, in it Eric Praline, played by John Cleese, takes on the role of the put-upon customer who, when seeking to obtain a licence for his pet "'alibut" named Eric has difficulty explaining to the clerk (Michael Palin) how all pets should be licensed.

Pets:

Eric the halibut

Eric the cat

Eric the dog

Eric the fruit-bat

Eric the half-a-bee

This is one of the three appearances by Eric Praline, along with the Dead Parrot sketch and a brief appearance as a link the 5th episode of the second series, "Live from the Grill-o-Mat".

Part two of this segment was the Eric the Half a Bee song.

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5MnyRZLd8A The sketch on YouTube ]

Trivia

* OpenBSD's 3.5 release contained a parody track of both the Fish Licence skit and the Eric the Half a Bee song, titled CARP Licence and Redundancy Must Be Free.

ee also

* Dog license


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