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Monty Python fan has residents perform versions of John Cleese sketch

A Monty Python fan cheered up his neighbors by encouraging them to repeat some of the walks featured in John Cleese’s famous sketch.

37-year-old James Ruffell decided that he would bring some humor to his native village of Sonning, Berkshire during the closing.

He put up a sign that said, “You are now in the jurisdiction of the Department of Silly Walks, immediately start walking foolishly.”

Monty Python fan James Ruffell, 37, encouraged his neighbors in Sonning, Berkshire, by encouraging them to repeat some of the walks featured in John Cleese's famous Department of Silly Walks sketch.

Monty Python fan James Ruffell, 37, encouraged his neighbors in Sonning, Berkshire, by encouraging them to repeat some of the walks featured in John Cleese’s famous Department of Silly Walks sketch.

He put up a sign that said, “You are now entering the jurisdiction of the Department of Silly Walks, immediately start walking foolishly.”

Hilarious images show dozens of people hopping, dancing and walking past his house in silly ways.

Mr. Ruffell was initially unsure whether his neighbors would participate, but it soon turned out that he was wrong.

He said, “I’m a Monty Python fan. The movies are great. We recently watched Holy Grail and it still stands up.

“In my opinion, it is the basis for all modern comedy. Timeless.

“I put up the sign because I saw something similar in the United States and we live in a quiet village with little traffic, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity.

Hilarious images show dozens of people hopping, dancing and walking past his house in silly ways

Hilarious images show dozens of people hopping, dancing and walking past his house in silly ways

Hilarious images show dozens of people hopping, dancing and walking past his house in silly ways

Mr. Ruffell was initially unsure whether his neighbors would participate, but it soon turned out that he was wrong

Mr. Ruffell was initially unsure whether his neighbors would participate, but it soon turned out that he was wrong

Mr. Ruffell was initially unsure whether his neighbors would participate, but it soon turned out that he was wrong

Mr. Ruffell said that about 10 people take a silly walk past his house every day - the oldest participant is 75 - and the youngest only three months old

Mr. Ruffell said that about 10 people take a silly walk past his house every day - the oldest participant is 75 - and the youngest only three months old

The local postman does his best crazy walk

The local postman does his best crazy walk

Mr. Ruffell said that about 10 people take a silly walk past his house every day – the oldest participant is 75 – and the youngest only three months old. Pictured: a resident and the local postman both do their best stupid walks

Mr. Ruffell, cinematographer, added: “I didn’t know if anyone would do it, but a lot of people did on the first day.”

“I also set up a camera for motion detection, so that these people film as they walk by, every night I watch the images.”

The Ministry of Silly Walks is a classic 1970 sketch by Monty Python.

The group included Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman and Terry Jones.

Cleese saw a suffocating bureaucracy and insignificant inefficiency from walking in an exaggerated and bizarre manner.

He walked the streets of London wearing a bowler hat and a briefcase, raising his legs high in the air as he passed other Whitehall employees.

This family got out together to take on their best ridiculous poses

This family got out together to take on their best ridiculous poses

This family got out together to take on their best ridiculous poses

A woman in the video walking her two dogs can be seen raising her legs ridiculously high in front of her

A woman in the video walking her two dogs can be seen raising her legs ridiculously high in front of her

Another woman took a more graceful posture

Another woman took a more graceful posture

A woman in the video, walking her two dogs, can be seen raising her legs ridiculously high in front of her. Another woman (right) took a more graceful posture

Mr. Ruffell said that about 10 people take a silly walk past his house every day – the oldest participant is 75 – and the youngest only three months old.

He added that there are famous residents in the village, including George Clooney, Jimmy Page and Theresa May – but they have yet to take a silly walk.

Mr. Ruffell, a cameraman, added, “I didn’t know if anyone would do it, but a lot happened on the first day.

“It seems that many people in the village have a good sense of humor.

“We filmed for four days and we keep going until the closing ends.

this woman dressed and wore an extravagant, plumed headscarf as she walked past Mr. Ruffell's house

this woman dressed and wore an extravagant, plumed headscarf as she walked past Mr. Ruffell's house

this woman dressed and wore an extravagant, plumed headscarf as she walked past Mr. Ruffell’s house

Another young girl looked like she was posing as a chicken walking down the street

Another young girl looked like she was posing as a chicken walking down the street

Another young girl looked like she was posing as a chicken walking down the street

“It takes a while to go through all the images, so we don’t do it every day. I will just let the sign appear every now and then. ‘

A woman in the video, walking her two dogs, sees her legs rise up at her ridiculously high, while others seem to mimic John Cleese’s famous goose scooter.

Another woman walks with her hands on her knees and crosses her arms when her legs touch.

Mr. Ruffell said, “I put up the sign because I saw something similar in the United States and we live in a quiet village with little traffic, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity.”

This mother and daughter dressed up in their most beautiful outfits so they could take their own stupid walks

This mother and daughter dressed up in their most beautiful outfits so they could take their own stupid walks

This mother and daughter dressed up in their most beautiful outfits so they could take their own stupid walks

A young boy pauses to look left or right while taking a break between each step.

Mr. Ruffell added, “It just has to be a bit of fun. I posted the images on a closed page on social media and people in the village seem to like it.

“We have quite a few famous neighbors. I hope they participate. ‘

The Ministry of Silly Walks is a classic 1970 sketch by Monty Python. Cleese was perceived as an inveterate bureaucracy and insignificant inefficiency by walking in an exaggerated and bizarre manner

The Ministry of Silly Walks is a classic 1970 sketch by Monty Python. Cleese was perceived as an inveterate bureaucracy and insignificant inefficiency by walking in an exaggerated and bizarre manner

The Ministry of Silly Walks is a classic 1970 sketch by Monty Python. Cleese was perceived as an inveterate bureaucracy and insignificant inefficiency by walking in an exaggerated and bizarre manner

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