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Classic Comedy: Ripping Yarns S1E5 – Across the Andes by Frog



Ripping Yarns is a British television adventure comedy anthology series. It was written by Michael Palin and Terry Jones of Monty Python fame. It was transmitted on BBC 2. Following an initial pilot episode in January 1976, it ran for two series — six episodes in September and October 1977 and three episodes in October 1979. Each episode had a different setting and characters, each looking at a different aspect of British culture and parodying pre-World War II literature aimed at schoolboys. In the title, “ripping” is a chiefly-British slang colloquialism for “exciting” or “thrilling”, with yarn used in the sense of a story.MORE AT LINK




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