- Pepperpot (Monty Python)
Pepperpot is a term created by
Monty Pythonmember Graham Chapmanto describe a class of character frequently appearing in the group's comedy sketches.
Pepperpots are middle-aged housewives, usually British, portrayed by a male member of the group dressed as a woman and speaking in a screeching
falsetto. Pepperpots typically have farcical names; examples include "Mrs. Premise," "Mrs. Conclusion," "Mrs. Cutout," "Mrs. Concrete," "Mrs. Smoker," "Mrs. Non-Smoker," "Mrs. Gorilla," "Mrs. Non-Gorilla," "Mrs. Thing," "Mrs. Entity," "Mrs. Mock Tudor" or "Mrs. Elizabeth III."
The Pepperpots made a prior appearance in "
How to Irritate People," whose cast included John Cleese, Graham Chapmanand Michael Palin. Here, Cleese demonstrates how their name derives from their convex shape.
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