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From “Monty Python’s Previous Record”

Transcribed by Jonathan Partington

Host (John Cleese): With me now is Norman St. John Polevaulter, who for the last few years has been contradicting people. St. John Polevaulter, why do you contradict people?

Polevaulter (Graham Chapman): I don’t!

Host: But you… you told me that you did.

Polevaulter: I most certainly did not!

Host: Oh. I see. I’ll start again.

Polevaulter: No you won’t!

Host: Ssh! I understand you don’t contradict people.

Polevaulter: Yes I do!

Host: And when didn’t you start contradicting them?

Polevaulter: I did! In 1952!

Host: 1952.

Polevaulter: 1947!

Host: 23 years ago.

Polevaulter: No!