Surreal, sketch based TV comedy series. Two series were produced in 1967 by the commercial company Associated Rediffusion. In style and content, a forerunner of 'Monty Python's Flying ... See full summary »
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Surreal, sketch based TV comedy series. Two series were produced in 1967 by the commercial company Associated Rediffusion. In style and content, a forerunner of 'Monty Python's Flying Circus', which shared some members of the cast. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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The title is a light hearted dig at the TV executives who took so long to get it on screen. See more »

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Various Characters: [as undercover policeman] Do I 'ave to be Doris, sir? It's such a mousy name.
Various Characters: Well, what would you prefer?
Various Characters: Bubbles, sir.
Various Characters: Bubbles? Well, Bubbles it is then.
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Referenced in Holy Flying Circus (2011) See more »

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Proto-Python
5 August 2005 | by (Haddonfield, NJ) – See all my reviews

Believed lost for decades, this series is finally available on DVD (well, five episodes of it, at least), and it is definitely one of the great comedy finds. Written by and starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Marty Feldman, it is one of the clearest forerunners of "Monty Python's Flying Circus" (along with "Do Not Adjust Your Set," which has also been given an archival release). Not only that, it shows four bright, young comedians clearly having fun with the medium and producing some high-quality comedy.

The series even features Eric Idle in various bit parts, so some of the cross-pollination that lead to the creation of Python was already taking place. Pity the other eight episodes are still lost.


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