- 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 Parrotsketch 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 Beesong.
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5MnyRZLd8A The sketch on YouTube ]
OpenBSD's 3.5 release contained a parodytrack of both the Fish Licence skit and the Eric the Half a Bee song, titled CARP Licence and Redundancy Must Be Free.
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