The English Explained In A Single Clip
One of the fun things about YouTube is sorting through your childhood media influences, and for me (and I suspect many writers who use comedy to leaven darkness) Monty Python was a formative experience. But before that, of course, there was At Last The 1948 Show with virtually the same cast and mindset, and before that was Do Not Adjust Your Set, which was aimed at children but played like a whacked out two-in-the-morning drug trip. I do wonder if the result of seeing so much anarchic humour is to encourage the kind of mocking rebelliousness that has plagued English history. I hope so!