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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DVD EASTER EGG: On the region 1 DVD box set (produced by A&E), each disc's main menu is a cartoon policeman who opens his coat to show a female body, which is then (mostly) hidden by the episode selection menu. If you sit at this menu without making a selection, about every 30-40 seconds, the policeman's eyes move. See more »

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[Interview with a lady friend of the notorious Dinsdale Piranha]
Interviewer: Was there anything unusual about Dinsdale?
Lady Friend: I should say not! Dinsdale was a perfectly normal person in every way. Except inasmuch as he was convinced that he was being watched by a giant hedgehog he referred to as Spiny Norman.
[Later]
Lady Friend: Lately, Dinsdale had become increasingly worried about Spiny Norman. He had come to the conclusion that Norman slept in an aeroplane hangar at Luton Airport.
Host: And so, on February the 22nd, 1966, at ...
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In episode 23 "Scott of the Antarctic," the opening segments take up so much time that the theme song doesn't play until about 20 minutes into the show. See more »

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Featured in I Love the '70s: 1975 (2003) See more »

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The Liberty Bell
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Music by John Philip Sousa
Performed by the Coldstream Guards
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Silliness to the extreme!
30 May 1999 | by (L.A. CA) – See all my reviews

Any episode of Monty Python will reduce one to fits of laughing that will produce bouts of tears that will render the viewer on the ground. Great physical comedy on all parts, but especially John Cleese in the Ministry of Silly Walks sketch, which is his least favorite sketch. Great writing that walks that fine line between genius and silly, and meshes the two. These guys also knew when and how to start end a sketch. Still funny thirty years later, wish the same could be said about Saturday Night Live. Too bad there wasn't some knight who could hit Lorne Michaels with a chicken.


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