Deliberately wasting your time
July 5, 2014 1:48 AM Subscribe
posted by valetta (20 comments total)
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Diehard fans of Blackadder, Bottom, The Young Ones and/or Monty Python, do you know your lines? Resting in a quiet, dusty corner of the web is a comprehensive repository of the scripts in plain text
. The first Blackadder episode is hard to read, it's a solid wall of text, the next is slightly better. After that things improve.
Additionally there's a transcript of The Meaning of Life, two versions of Life of Brian (not sure why) and three of Holy Grail. One of the Grails
is the screenplay before filming. Another
begins with a nice note from "the typist", typed a long time ago:
... This is a complete, to the best of my ability, transcript of "Quest for the Holy Grail". It runs about 91867 bytes long, and took me about 9.64 hours to type in from an audio cassette recording. ... Naturally there's no substitute for the real thing, and if you are serious enough about it to actually try performing one of the sketches, I'd advise you to consult the actual movie on videotape and to use this script to save you the trouble of typing out the scenes of interest.