Family delights neighbors by demanding they 'silly walk' past their house
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A family in Michigan wanted to put some smiles on their neighbor's faces during COVID lockdown so they asked them to help recreate a sketch from "Monty Python's Flying Circus."

Liz Koto and her family declared a few feet of sidewalk in front of their home as the official "Jurisdiction of Silly Walks" and demanded that those who walk by comply.

The family put up a sign that read:

"You have now entered the jurisdiction of silly walks. Commence silly walking immediately." Finer print reads: "Follow @Yorkshire_Silly_Walks for highlights. Your walk may be posted! We're all in this together so let's have some fun while we can!"

"The Ministry of Silly Walks" is a sketch from the iconic TV show's second season which originally aired in 1970. The sketch is a satire of bureaucratic inefficiency and stars John Cleese as a bowler-hatted civil servant in a fictitious British government ministry responsible for developing silly walks through grants.

The Koto family then filmed their neighbors silly walking past the house and posted the best clips to Instagram. It's clear from many of the clips that their neighbors were very familiar with the silly walks in the Python sketch.

"My neighbors seem to love it. Some of them walk by more than once a day and make sure to silly walk," she told Bored Panda.

He highs-steps. She lunges. The dog just trots on by.

This family chose to walk like ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

This guy is clearly a Python fan.

This guy combines the Python walk with a hint of the "Keep on truckin'" guy from the '70s.

Flapping bird and whirling dervish.

The girl in the video has the gait of a drunken chimp.


This article originally appeared on 09.06.17

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