Argument Clinic is a sketch from Monty Python’s Flying Circus, written by John Cleese and Graham Chapman. It relies heavily on wordplay and dialogue, and has been used as an example of how language works. The sketch has been frequently used as an example of how not to argue, because, as Palin’s character notes, it contains little more than ad hominem attacks and contradiction, and does not contribute to critical thinking. It has also been described as a “classical case in point” of dialogue where two parties are unwilling to co-operate, and as an example of flawed logic, since Palin is attempting to argue that Cleese is not arguing with him.
But try telling that to these two speech synths.