The Limits of Horatio's
A working-class woman (Eric Idle) sits on a bench in the park. She is approached by another woman (Michael Palin), also working-class, who pushes a dolly on which sits a brand new automobile engine, wrapped in a red bow. “Morning Mrs. Gorilla,” says the woman sitting on the bench. “Morning Mrs. Non-Gorilla,” replies the woman with the dolly. She sits down on the bench. 'You been shopping?” asks Mrs. Non-Gorilla. “No…been shopping,” replies Mrs. Gorilla. “Did you buy anything?” asks Mrs. Non-Gorilla, her eyes fixed on the dolly. “A piston engine,” says Mrs. Gorilla with some excitement. “What did you buy that for?” “Oohh,” Mrs. Gorilla sings with confidence, “… it was a bargain!” “Oohh,” sings Mrs. NonGorilla. “Oohh” Mrs. Gorilla adds, as the camera pans right.
We see another working-class woman (Terry Jones) sitting on a bench. She is luring birds towards her, “Chirp, chirp, chirp… come on little birdies; come and see what mommy's got for you… tweetie, tweetie. Come on little birdies….” She reaches into a grocery bag, takes out a pork roast, and heaves it violently at the birds. The satisfaction on her face reveals that she has pegged one of the buggers. She again calls nicely to the birds, “Come on littie birdies…,” reaches into the bag, this time pulling out a large