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The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Gwen Dibley's Flying Circus  »

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Trivia

Despite its ground breaking reputation and huge influence on a generation of comedians and writers, John Cleese believes that much of the show has not aged very well. He feels that only about one or maybe two sketches in each episode still retain their quality and impact and the rest of the writing and production is weak, rather amateurish and under rehearsed. See more »

Quotes

Vivian Smith-Smythe-Smith: My father needed a waste basket.
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Crazy Credits

Depending on the content of the individual shows, the credits were changed accordingly, often appearing in anagrams (Tony M. Nyphot's Flying Risccu), with a different title completely (The Buzz Aldrin Show) or with strange additions to the names of the cast and crew, such as various foodstuffs, sex toys and political gambits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hawaii Five-0: Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

The Liberty Bell
(1893) (uncredited)
Music by John Philip Sousa
Performed by the Coldstream Guards
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User Reviews

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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