Fish Licence

Fish Licence

The Fish Licence is part one of a two-part segment of the popular British television series, Monty Python's Flying Circus, in it Eric Praline, played by John Cleese, takes on the role of the put-upon customer who, when seeking to obtain a licence for his pet "'alibut" named Eric has difficulty explaining to the clerk (Michael Palin) how all pets should be licensed.


Eric the halibut

Eric the cat

Eric the dog

Eric the fruit-bat

Eric the half-a-bee

This is one of the three appearances by Eric Praline, along with the Dead Parrot sketch and a brief appearance as a link the 5th episode of the second series, "Live from the Grill-o-Mat".

Part two of this segment was the Eric the Half a Bee song.

[ The sketch on YouTube ]


* OpenBSD's 3.5 release contained a parody track of both the Fish Licence skit and the Eric the Half a Bee song, titled CARP Licence and Redundancy Must Be Free.

ee also

* Dog license

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