Top 3 Reasons that Ripping Yarns Makes You Laugh at Murder Mysteries
Everyone knows Monty Python. Not everyone, however, knows about Ripping Yarns, the series that Michael Palin and Terry Jones did after the Pythons split after their Flying Circus days. My favorite episode of this underrated series is the episode titled “Murder at Moorstones Manor.” Not only is it funny, but deftly satirical of Agatha Christie films and plays such as Murder Is Easy.
3. Palin owns the episode – in not just one, but two roles
If you don’t like him get out now. If you do, you’ll love how basically he steals the show with multiple roles, the best being Hugo Chiddingfold as he exclaims “Hello Mumzy!”
2. The scenery is so spooky it’s funny
Britain produces some of the finest horror flick and murder mystery backdrops – tall mountains, gray skys and fog. A comedy doesn’t even have to try to make the scenery creepy – it just is.
1. The ending is farce at its finest
The explanation that everyone was a murderer and then everyone then becomes murdered is the simplest and most logical explanation I’ve heard from any murder mystery, in my opinion.