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The Olympic Hide-and-Seek Final is a sketch that appears in "The Nude Organist," the thirty-fifth episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus.


At the second leg of the final of the men's hide and seek, two competitors are warming up in Trafalgar Square - Francisco Huron (Terry Jones), the seeker, and Don Roberts (Graham Chapman), the hider. Roberts had found Huron in 11 years, 2 months, 26 days, 9 hours, 3 minutes, 27 seconds, so Huron must find him in less. The starting gun fires and Huron starts counting. Roberts hails a taxi and rides off. When Huron gets to 1000, he starts searching around the lion statues, but Roberts has landed in Sardinia, and is now cycling up a hill and hides in the ruins of a castle. Huron is still searching London.

6 years later, a newsreader (Michael Palin) announces there is news on the hide-and-seek final and it cuts to the commentator (Eric Idle) at Madagascar. Huron has emerged from the sea, and has requested a plane ticket to Budapest. The commentator says they'll be back.

5 years, 2 months, 26 days later, Huron has less than 11 hours left to find Roberts. After searching Lisbon, Huron has decided to finish seeking around the Tagus Valley. After checking a trash can, Huron finds a can of sardines, inspiring him to go to Sardinia.

He cycles up the hill and runs into the castle, finding Roberts. A world record official (Palin) announces the results- 11 years, 2 months, 26 days, 9 hours, 3 minutes, 27 seconds. The two competitors are devastated with their tie.

A redcoat on the beach (Palin) praises the contents of the show so far, and a man (John Cleese) hits him on the head with a chicken. The man walks over to a knight (Terry Gilliam) and gives the chicken back to him, passing Mr. Badger (Idle) who says the interruption is for free.