Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)

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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, baudy, uncompromising, tasteless, but inevitably hilarious. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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5 October 1969 (UK)  »

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Gwen Dibley's Flying Circus  »

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Trivia

Although the Ministry of Silly Walks is one of the most popular gags in the Monty Python canon, John Cleese disliked it. He felt the laughs it generated were cheap ones, and no balance was provided by what could have been the true satirical centrepoint. See more »

Quotes

High Court Offical: [first juror is imitating a fish swimming] Bird?
Lawyer: Swimmer!
High Court Offical: Breast stroke!
Prosecuting Counsel: Brian Phelps!
High Court Offical: No, no, no! He was a diver!
Lawyer: Esther Williams, then!
High Court Offical: No, no! Don't be silly! How can you find someone *not* Esther Williams?
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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 »


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The Liberty Bell
(1893) (uncredited)
Music by John Philip Sousa
Performed by the Coldstream Guards
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Hilarious, strange, funny, peculiar........
9 September 2001 | by (Savannah) – See all my reviews

"Monty Python's Flying Circus" is a blast. Plain and simple. Seeing an episode will cause the following symptoms: Laughter, tears, jaw aches, voice-loss(all of above caused by laughter). Most will laugh, some will just sit there at its silliness. Well whoever you are, give it a try. You either love it or hate it. Me? I love it.

10/10


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