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"The Merchant of Venice" as performed by a herd of cows is a sketch from Episode 1 of Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus.


A production of William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" starring The Bad Ischl Dairy Herd is performed. The cows wander about in a field and moo as captions translate their mooing into lines from the play. The Women's Institute applaud.

Meanwhile, the Olympic runner with the Olympic flame (Eric Idle), now in bandages and walking with a crutch from his earlier car accident, obliviously burns some construction workers and sets fire to a woman's (Graham Chapman) umbrella.