The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.
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The irreverent Monty Python comedy troupe present a series of skits which are often surreal, bawdy, uncompromising and/or tasteless, but nearly always hilarious. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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5 October 1969 (UK)  »

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England, wie es sinnt und lacht  »

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Trivia

The first three episodes filmed were reversed in order of original airing: episode #1 (Monty Python's Flying Circus: Whither Canada? (1969)) was filmed 7 Sept 1969, aired 5 Oct 1969; episode #2 (Monty Python's Flying Circus: Sex and Violence (1969)) was filmed 30 Aug 1969, aired 12 Oct 1969; and episode #3 (Monty Python's Flying Circus: How to Recognise Different Types of Trees from Quite a Long Way Away (1969)) was the first one filmed, on 14 Aug 1969, but not aired until 19 Oct 1969. See more »

Quotes

Spiny Norman: Dinsdale!
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Crazy Credits

Episode 41 "Michael Ellis" begins with the opening theme song, followed by a screen that says "THE END," followed by the end credits, and then the show begins. This was to allow the unusual ending of that particular episode which would have been ruined by the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 2 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

The Liberty Bell
(1893) (uncredited)
Music by John Philip Sousa
Performed by the Band of the Grenadier Guards
(opening theme music)
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Pure brilliance !!!!!!!
15 September 1999 | by (Bathurst,New Brunswick) – See all my reviews

I first started Watching this television show about a month ago and I completely love this show.The entire is cast is wonderful especially Eric Idle.The movies are also hilarious.Every week I look forward to this show.The funniest joke I seen yet is the man with a tape recorder up his nose.

A true gem.


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