WikiFur:This week's featured article/Week 38, 2009

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The Mouse Problem was a sketch in Monty Python's Flying Circus, a popular BBC comedy series. It aired 13 October 1969 as part of the show's second episode (Sex and Violence). An audio version was distributed on the Monty Python's Flying Circus album in 1970.

The sketch is generally accepted as a satire of period coverage of homosexuality (the Stonewall riots had taken place just a few months before). Some members of furry fandom find it interesting to compare this satire with media coverage of furry fandom in the present day. It is "re-discovered every few years" by those new to the fandom.

The sketch was reportedly cut on rebroadcast into the USA, eliminating the section with The Amazing Kargol. Some suggest that this is due to the promotion of bestiality, arson and murder, all of which were hot topics in mid-1970s USA. (more...)