The Three Wise Men go to the wrong manger, thus foisting upon Brian Cohen a role for which he is eminently unprepared. More Carrying On than usual from the Pythons, but the use of a tried and tested storyline (Cleese: 'Yes, it has got a bit of shape, hasn't it?') results in their most sustained effort to date. Python successfully lampoon religious attitudes rather than religion itself, while the comedy relies mainly on memories of the classroom; which is apt enough, considering that most of the audience is likely to associate knowledge of the Holy Writ with schooldays too. Jokes about Great Profits must have been hard to resist.
Cast and crew
John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Graham Chapman
Spike Milligan Graham Chapman Carol Cleveland Terry Gilliam Michael Palin Terry Jones Eric Idle John Cleese Neil Innes George Harrison