It turns out the funniest joke in the world is a dangerous thing.
This sketch, which was originally featured in Series 2 Episode 6 of Monty Python's Flying Circus and aired on Tuesday 3rd November 1970, parodies the coverage of the UK General Elections, specifically the 1970 General Election, on the BBC.
Is a blancmange going to win Wimbledon? Or will it be a Scotsman?
From Series 1, Episode 7.
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