Inquisition is a shocking four-part series exploring bloody and menacing persecutions of heresy from history.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Inquisition - The Spanish Inquisition (Monty Python) - Netflix
“The Spanish Inquisition” is a series of sketches in Monty Python's Flying Circus, Series 2 Episode 2, first broadcast 22 September 1970, parodying the real-life Spanish Inquisition. This episode is itself entitled “The Spanish Inquisition”. The sketches are notable for their principal catchphrase, “NO-body expects the Spanish Inquisition!” The end of the sketch uses music from the composition Devil's Galop by Charles Williams.
Inquisition - In popular culture - Netflix
The popularity of Monty Python's sketch led to numerous references to it in other popular media. The first such instance was in Issue #3 (January 1976, shortly after Monty Python began being broadcast in the U.S.) of the comic book title Batman Family [featuring the joint exploits of Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) and Robin (Dick Grayson)], where the story “Isle of a Thousand Thrills” borrowed the scenario of a land where anything anybody thinks of is quickly brought to life. In response to visitors' anxious questions before the nature of their situation is understood, Batgirl replies, “Calm down, everyone! We haven't had time to wonder about all those questions! I didn't expect some kind of Spanish Inquisition…”. Immediately six Inquisitors appear, one of whom cries, “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition...because our chief weapon is surprise!” In the video game Sid Meier's Civilization V beating the game as Spain, one can obtain an achievement through Steam called “Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition”. In Civilization VI an achievement also called “Nobody expects...” can be won through using a religious unit in the game called an inquisitor to eliminate a religion from your city. In Episode 3 of Season 20 of motoring show Top Gear, the presenters set up a street racing circuit in an abandoned housing project in Madrid, which includes a “nobody-expects-a-spanish-speed-bump.” The phrase “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!” has also become a popular Internet meme.