Court Scene - Multiple Murderer is a sketch that appears in "Whicker's World," the twenty-seventh episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus.


In Iceland 1126, the camera pans across the highlands, passing an Icelandic man and stopping at the Nude Organist (Terry Jones) who plays some triumphant chords. The BBC continuity announcer (John Cleese) says "and now" followed by the "It's" man (Michael Palin) and the opening titles roll.

In a court room, a judge (Jones) sentences Michael Norman Randall (Eric Idle) who has killed 22 people, all of whom's names are read out in full. Randall says he is very sorry and it won't happen again. He apologises for taking up the court's time and beating up the policemen who arrested him. The policemen modestly dismiss his apology. He butters up the counsel (Cleese) and the jury, all of whom are touched by his remorse.

Randall tells the judge to give him the hardest sentence, but the judge refuses and the jury agree to let him off, with not even five years. After his insistence, he is given six months but suspended and the whole court room sings "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow".

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