Agreed.  Might have been better to have included footage from the original show.  I bet it was the one big debate they had behind the scenes.  Another way would have been to have simply played it on the reactions of the other Pythons.  But the show had the Palin figure as the spine and not showing him in there would have been like not showing Rocky fight.  I suspect it wasn’t helped by the repeat of #snsm afterwards.