Monty Python Dialogue

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
(adapted from the Monty Python "Pet Shop" sketch)

A customer enters a pet shop.

Mr. Praline: Hello, I wish to register a complaint.

Owner: We're closing for lunch.

Mr. Praline: Never mind that, my lad. I wish to complain about this parrot I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique.

Owner: Oh yes, the Norwegian Blue...What's wrong with it?

Mr. Praline: I'll tell you what's wrong with it, my lad. He's dead, that's what's wrong with it!

Owner: No, no... He's resting.

Mr. Praline: Look, matey, I know a dead parrot when I see one, and I'm looking at one right now.

Owner: No no he's not dead, he's, he's resting! Remarkable bird isn't it?

Mr. Praline: All right then, if he's resting, I'll wake him up! (shouting at the cage) Hello, Mister Polly Parrot! I've got a lovely fresh fish for you if you show...

(owner hits the cage)

Owner: There, he moved!

Mr. Praline: No, he didn't, that was you hitting the cage!

Owner: I never, never did anything...

Mr. Praline: (yelling and hitting the cage repeatedly) HELLO POLLY!!!!! Testing! Testing! Testing! Testing! This is your nine o'clock alarm call!

(Takes parrot out of the cage and thumps its head on the counter. Throws it up in the air and watches it plummet to the floor.)

Mr. Praline: Now that's what I call a dead parrot.

THE GAP FILL- (a customer that had been in the store reports what happened to his friend):

You have no idea what happened yesterday! I went into a pet shop, and a guy came in with a parrot in a cage, and said he to register a complaint. The owner said that he for lunch. The man told him that, and that he to complain about the parrot he less than half an hour . The owner asked what the problem with it, to which the man answered angrily that he tell him the problem, which that he dead.
The owner told the man that the parrot not dead, but that he . The angry man said that he a dead parrot when he one, and that he at one right . The owner said, again, that the bird (just). The man got really irritated, and said that if the parrot , he him up! He started at the cage, and told the parrot that he a lovely fresh fish for him.
Then, the owner hit the cage, and exclaimed that the parrot . The man angrily answered that the parrot , and that the owner himself the cage! The owner, of course, denied that he had that. The man continued to scream at the cage, trying to “wake up” the bird. He threw him in the air, saw it plummet to the ground, and told the owner that that what he a dead parrot.