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15 February 1967 (UK) See more »
Surreal, sketch based TV comedy series. Two series were produced in 1967 by the commercial company Associated Rediffusion... See more »
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John Cleese ... Himself - Various Characters (13 episodes, 1967)

Graham Chapman ... Various Characters (13 episodes, 1967)
Tim Brooke-Taylor ... Various Characters (13 episodes, 1967)

Marty Feldman ... Various Characters (13 episodes, 1967)
Jo Kendall ... Various (13 episodes, 1967)
Aimi MacDonald ... Herself - Host (13 episodes, 1967)
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Series Directed by
Ian Fordyce (8 episodes, 1967)
Series Writing credits
Tim Brooke-Taylor (13 episodes, 1967)
Graham Chapman (13 episodes, 1967)
John Cleese (13 episodes, 1967)
Marty Feldman (13 episodes, 1967)

Series Produced by
David Frost .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1967)
Series Production Design by
John Newton Clarke (5 episodes, 1967)

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30 min (13 episodes)
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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 »
Various Characters:I've got a ferret sticking up my nose. How it got there I can't tell But now it's there it hurts like hell And what is more it radically affects my sense of smell. I've got a ferret sticking up my nose. I can almost stand the noise But at parties it destroys My hard-earned and carefully cultivated social poise...See more »
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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Proto-Python, 5 August 2005
Author: craigjclark from Haddonfield, NJ

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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