Interesting Question of the Day – 28 March 2016

Monty Python’s Dead Parrot sketch is one of the best known sketches in comedy history.

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In fact, it goes back further than the 1970s, as it was based on a joke from Greece about 1600 years ago.

What was the customer complaining about in the original Greek version?

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4 comments on “Interesting Question of the Day – 28 March 2016
  1. Alison says:

    I have a feeling it’s probably something to do with slaves…? Or horses?

    • iqtrivia says:

      It’s a dead slave.

      You could still do a dead horse sketch. You couldn’t really do a dead slave sketch anymore. Maybe in Mississippi in the 1840s, but not now.

  2. Kevin Bramboeck says:

    In the Greek version, the customer complained that his new slave had died, to which the seller said, “He never did that when he was with me!”