These days, we all have moments where we seriously struggle to stay occupied, entertained, and positive. While some decide to bring a bit of normalcy back into their lives by getting at-home haircuts or recreating paintings, others get even more creative with all the extra time they have. Take, for instance, Liz Koto's family from Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, who decided to entertain both themselves and neighbors by asking them to recreate a sketch called "The Ministry of Silly Walks" from the Monty Python comedy troupe's television show.

In case you haven't seen it yet, the sketch centers around a minister with a very peculiar way of walking. The minister meets a man named Mr. Pudey at his work, The Ministry of Silly Walks, where the man asks him for a government grant to develop his own silly walk. Liz, who works for local jurisdiction, told Bored Panda that the way Monty Python pokes fun at the inefficiency of government is exactly why she loves this sketch.

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No stage fright here!

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Tami Bridges
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1 month ago

holy shit, it's a new drinking game!! lol they now have free entertainment

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When asked how did she come up with the idea to recreate the sketch Liz said: "My husband and I were on a quarantine walk with my kids biking ahead of us and it just sort of came to me". To make it come to life, the family put up a sign on the sidewalk right in front of their house, which reads as follows: "You have now entered the jurisdiction of silly walks. Commence silly walking immediately." Finer print reads: "Follow @Yorkshire_Silly_Walks for highlights. Your walk may be posted! We’re all in this together so let’s have some fun while we can! (Don’t know how to silly walk? Google Monty Python Ministry of Silly Walks for inspiration.)"

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Mann...what a great walk like an Egyptian family. 😉

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Sherry Reardon
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1 month ago

Did everyone else hear the music when they saw this?

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As it turns out, the neighbors are quite good at silly walking! "My neighbors seem to love it. Some of them walk by more than once a day and make sure to silly walk," she said. To share the amusing results, Liz created an Instagram account called Yorkshire Silly Walks. Unsurprisingly, people loved the idea and started sharing her videos across various social media platforms.

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Jo Ellen Washburn
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1 month ago

The dog is probably wondering, "WTF?"

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Despite everything that is going on right not, Liz told us that her family is doing well and she seems to be enjoying this extra free time she has right now. "My husband and I are essential workers so we are fortunate," she said. "I have more time on my hands to do stuff because we aren’t dealing with two full time employees at work all day, school, homework, extracurriculars and the general craziness of life."

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Dutch VanZandt
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1 month ago

More collaborators... excellent silly walk!

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R L
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1 month ago (edited)

That's kind of them- good neighbour.

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@henandchickcakes is this it?!?!

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Norma
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1 month ago

woohoo! BIG walkin!

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Marlene Ricker
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1 month ago

Everyone of these videos is making me laugh!

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Bendy band campy looking yoots.

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HC
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1 month ago

John Cleese must be SO proud!!!

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The Minister and her apprentice.

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Claudia van Tellingen
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1 month ago

the little one is incredible

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Dutch VanZandt
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1 month ago

Swan Lake... definitely.

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Paige Garberding
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1 month ago

Haven't seen Yelling Man yet. Maybe this neighborhood doesn't have a Yelling Man.

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Jo Ellen Washburn
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1 month ago

Blue-jacket guy got self-conscious.

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@henandchickcakes is this it?

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Paige Garberding
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1 month ago

Why is BIG STEPPING such a thang?

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Jo Ellen Washburn
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1 month ago

<3 the minions!

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@jskim313 well done my friend.

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Bettye McKee
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1 month ago

Even the children understand.

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May Day
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1 month ago

Silly teamwork

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Marlene Ricker
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1 month ago

A whole family of silly walkers!

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Moonwalk!!!

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Dutch VanZandt
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1 month ago

Waiting for the dogs to follow suit...

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Connie Martin
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1 month ago

These folks did better than most!

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Be like these two! 😉

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Sarah Campagna
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1 month ago

I think I'm starting to recognize the legs on this guy

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That’s some serious quick stepping.

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Jo Ellen Washburn
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1 month ago

The doggo got in on this one!

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I see you Henrik. I see you! And you’re amazing!

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BobbyK
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1 month ago

They run... they "silly walk"... they continue running.

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Double doozy!

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Sandy Kavanaugh
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1 month ago

We have a winner! That last silly walk gets the funding!

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A gaggle of skippy hoppy jumpers.

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Catherine Costello
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1 month ago

LOL THIS DID MAKE ME GIGGLE I CAN REMEMBER DOING THE SILLY WALKS I WOULD SPEND WAY TOO MUCH TIME OUT ON THAT STEP WATCHING AND LAUGHING

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This is the popcorn dance.

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Norma
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1 month ago

I'm really digging that popcorn dance!!! Do it some more!!!

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Double doozy!

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Heather Keith
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1 month ago

Well done, great idea to cheer up the neighbourhood. thanks for the laugh

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Swimming in the age of COVID

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Connie Martin
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1 month ago

Love them! They got with the program.

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Jo Ellen Washburn
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1 month ago

Newbies!

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QUICKLY! QUICKLY! So no one notices us.

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Dutch VanZandt
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1 month ago

There is NO sneaking past... the Ministry will deal with you later.

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Be like these two! 😉

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Dutch VanZandt
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1 month ago

I was hoping to see some goosestepping and 'chicken walking' complete with wings, of course!

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