I first listened to Monty Python's "Matching Tie and Handkerchief" in the late 1970s. I laughed my head off. (Thankfully, no one had ripped it off already.) Like the other Monty Python records, this one is classic. And one of the best things about it is that it contains a significant amount of material not found on the television series. Of course, it also includes material found in the television series, such as the classic Cheese Shop Sketch. ("It certainly isn't contaminated by any cheese.") However, unlike the television sketch of the philosopher Bruces, this one segues into "The Philosophers' Drinking Song," which is also found in the movie "Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl," but, as far as I know, nowhere else. (As a philosophy teacher, I've been able to share this with my classes from time to time.) Also, "Novel Writing with Thomas Hardy" is found nowhere else. ("And he's written the first word, 'The.' It's the definite article. Oh, no. He's crossed it out.") So, for the Monty Python fan who wants to have every sketch at his (or her) fingertips, the "Matching Tie and Handkerchief" is an essential addition.