Pranksters recreate Monty Python sketch with improvised street sign in small Norwegian town, Ørje.
The sign in the town encourages residents to walk silly. However, the sign is illegal and must be eliminated, require the authorities, according to NRK.
Swedish artists install Monty Python silly walk signs in Norwegian town. Don't care if its an April fool – its funny… pic.twitter.com/xh9xFPan50
— Glyn Cheeseman (@glyncheeseman) April 2, 2014
“The Ministry of Silly Walks” is a sketch from the Monty Python comedy troupe’s television show Monty Python’s Flying Circus, episode 14, which is entitled “Face the Press”. The episode first aired in 1970. A shortened version of the sketch was performed for Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl. This sketch involves John Cleese as a bowler hatted civil servant in a fictitious British government ministry responsible for developing Silly Walks through grants. Cleese, throughout the sketch, walks in a variety of silly ways. It is these various silly walks, more than the dialogue, that has earned the sketch its popularity. Cleese has cited the physical comedy of Max Wall, probably in character as Professor Wallofski, as important to its conception.