Monty Python Teddy Bear: Dead Parrot Sketch



“I wish to register a complaint”. So began one of the most famous British comedy sketches of all time, from ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’. This satire demonstrated the brilliance of the Monty Python team. It was first aired in 1969 and featured regularly in the group’s shows and live tours. This Steiff Teddy bear pays tribute to the John Cleese character, that of a customer complaining that the parrot purchased “not half an hour ago from this very boutique” is dead. Michael Palin, as the pet shop owner, protests that the Norwegian Blue (“beautiful plumage”) is only “resting”. As subsequent claims and denials only increase the absurdity, it is finally revealed that this is indeed, an “ex-parrot”!

Celebrate the timeless humour of Monty Python with this comical tribute creation.

The fully jointed bear is made of sparse and distressed, old gold mohair with black safety eyes. He wears a grey, heavy cotton coat with the Monty Python’s Flying Circus emblem on the back. The Monty Python signature trademark is printed on one footpad. The parrot, made of blue, beige and white mohair with a felt tail and wings, is stitched to the bear’s right wrist.



28cm 11”


limited edition of 1969 pieces


CAUTION! This product is not a toy and is intended for adult collectors only.

Do not wash, Do not bleach, Do not tumble dry, Do not iron, Do not dry clean

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