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Monty Python's Flying Circus 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (1969–1974)
The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.
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1974   1973   1972   1971   1970   1969  
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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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And now for something completely digital...

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5 October 1969 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

England, wie es sinnt und lacht  »

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Trivia

The usual casting process for a sketch was that the lead role would be given to the member who came up with the idea. Michael Palin has said that if he'd known the abuse he would have to tolerate as the "It's..." man, he never would have suggested the idea. See more »

Quotes

Victor: Look, get out, all of you. Go on. Get out! Get out!
Mr. Equator: I beg your pardon?
Victor: I'm turning you all out! I'm not having my house filled with filthy perverts. Now look, I'm giving you just half a minute then I'm going to call the police, so get out!
Mr. Equator: I don't much like the tone of your voice.
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Crazy Credits

In the "Royal Episode" John Cleese doesn't open with "And now for something completely different". Instead he says Queen Elizabeth II will be watching and the show begins with entirely different opening sequence and song. At the end the audience and characters stand as "God Saves the Queen" is played over end credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Wine Gusy (2015) 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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A letter of complaint
17 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

Dear Sir,

I am writing to complain about the silliness known as Monty Python's Flying Circus which plagues my television. The "jokes" are silly and pointless, and the sketches never have proper endings. I demand that this programme be removed from telly at once and replaced with programmes that are truly representative of the glories of British humour, such as Keeping Up Appearances and the BBC World News.

Sincerely, Col. Arthur von Gambolputty-Dinsdale of Ulm (deceased)

(Warning: This letter does not reflect the true feelings of the reviewer, who is a huge fan of Python and thinks that the above-mentioned gripes are the very reason that the show is awesome. The comedy still holds up after over 35 years, though several of the costumes and haircuts do not, and the mixture of zany oddball non sequiters, intellectual references and satires, and ingenious physical comedy makes Python something very special and unique. Viva Python! And remember, !las llamas son mas grande que las ranas!)


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