A simple Wikipedia search finds this: The sketch was written by Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graham Chapman and Marty Feldman and originally performed on their TV series At Last the 1948 Show in 1967. It later became associated with the comedy group Monty Python (which included Cleese and Chapman), who performed it in their live shows, including Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl. p.s. Sorry about the font sizes (it is because they are links). Click on the characters & the link will take you to their Wikipedia page.