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British comedy troupe Monty Python including (left to right) Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman (1941 - 1989), Terry Gilliam, and John Cleese, lounge about at the site of their filmed live show at the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California, 1982. Chapman and Cleese smoke pipes. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Yep, inspired by the classic Monty Python bit…

It looks like this one started in Canada, but it quickly spread because… well… it’s quite excellent.

Some Python fans are livening up the sidewalks in front of their houses by getting their kids chalk out and declaring them to be “silly walk zones”.

Inspired by the classic 1970 Monty Python sketch “The Ministry of Silly Walks,” homeowners make a sign or draw with chalk and then just keep a watchful eye on the space.

Anyone with even a smidgen of humor will get the hint and create their own “silly walk”… It’s only the saddest of neighbors who likely won’t do it… Those who don’t are probably the neighbors who give away dental floss for Halloween…

Here’s the classic Monty Python bit that inspired the whole thing:

Monty Python Ministry of Silly Walks NL

Monty Python Ministry of Silly Walks Dutch Subs Voor Bieke !


Carl Craft is studying here on earth for a short time and trying to make the most of it... with varying amounts of success. He's heard every morning on The Morning Rat Race. Sometimes he goes, "sock / shoe, sock / shoe" which we think is a sign of some kind of psychosis...