The Battle of Trafalgar is a sketch that appears in "The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Goes to the Bathroom," the eleventh episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus.

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An angel in a smart suit (Terry Jones) lands on the ground. He introduces Professor R.J. Canning, and flies away.

Professor R.J. Canning (Graham Chapman) prompts the question 'Was the Battle of Trafalgar fought in the Atlantic off southern Spain? Or was it fought on dry land near Cudworth in Yorkshire?' He introduces Mr. Gumby who thinks it was (Michael Palin), and his friend (Terry Jones). Mr. Gumby says 'because Drake was too clever for the German fleet'. Another Gumby (Eric Idle) and Prof. R.J. Gumby (Graham Chapman) agrees with what Mr. Gumby said. Prof. Enid Gumby (John Cleese) says 'cement is more interesting than people think'.

A.J.P Taylor from the previous sketch concludes the feature, brandishing an egg whisk.

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