Monday, October 4, 1999 Published at 13:36 GMT 14:36 UK
Monty Python meets South Park
Dressing up: Izzard jons four of the surviving Pythons
The duo behind adult comedy South Park are joining the BBC's 30th anniversary celebrations for Monty Python's Flying Circus.
South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have updated an old Python sketch as a tribute to the surreal comedy, featuring their foul-mouthed creations Cartman, Kenny and Kyle.
He said: "It was the dirty little show the kids weren't supposed to watch.
"Of course, we would all go to school the next day and talk about it and you would sneak downstairs and if my mum caught me she would be very angry because I was supposed to be in bed first of all, but also because of what I was watching.
"Being eight years old, that was my introduction to humour."
Comedian Eddie Izzard will introduce a documentary, It's: The Monty Python Story, following the careers of John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Graham Chapman in the style of BBC Two's Rock Family Trees show.
Newsreader Peter Sissons will be seen introducing one of the new routines during the evening. It will not be his first foray into comedy - he was also seen in the Spice Girls' film Spice World in 1997.
The night also features 'lost' sketches that have been rediscovered and restored, and singer Meat Loaf on the music from Python.
Monty Python Night starts at 2055 BST on Saturday on BBC Two.
Click here to visit BBC News Online's Monty Python special.
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