Silliness used as a teaching method


Archive Magazine, September 26, 1983 Vol. 20 No. 13

From the beginning of 1971, John Cleese’s silly walks were used, amongst other sketches, in business training movies. The movies were used by the likes of IBM, Gulf Oil and Hilton Hotels amongst others.

“If the audience is laughing at someone doing it wrong, then the next time they start doing it wrong themselves, that starts a little bell ringing in the back of their minds.”
- John Cleese, Archive Magazine, 1983

A grand example of two wrongs making a right, and error and humour being used as a teaching tool.