In this episode, Chris Quinn enters a department store and demands to buy an ant named Marcus. When Chris goes home, his mum informs him that Michael Ellis -- for whom he has been repeatedly mistaken -- has been looking for him. On his own, Chris attends a poetry reading, in which Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats dedicate their poems to ants not named Marcus. His next stop is Toupee Hall, where a faulty flame-thrower left over from the first sketch wreaks havoc. Just before entering the End of the Show Department, Chris is informed that Michael Ellis Week is over, and Chris Quinn Week has begun. Featuring Carol Cleveland and John Hughman, "Michael Ellis" is made up of unused material from the theatrical feature Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The episode first aired November 7, 1974.
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