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Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series 1969–1974) Poster

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Followed by 

Life of Brian (1979)

Version of 

Alternate-language version of  

Edited into 

From Spam to Sperm (2000) (TV Movie)
Monty Python's Personal Best (2006) (TV Series)
Comix from the Underground: The Life & Death of Fritz the Cat (2013) (TV Episode)
Terry Gilliam animation and John Cleese rant about communists taken from this show

Spin-off 

Life of Brian (1979)
Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time (1994) (Video Game)
Video game adaptation.

Referenced in 

The Goodies: Invasion of the Moon Creatures (1973) (TV Episode)
MPFC opening credits appear on the TV Graham is watching
Goodies Rule - O.K.? (1975) (TV Movie)
Adventures of a Taxi Driver (1976)
Nicki the stripper has a python named Monty for her act
Saturday Night Live: Eric Idle/Joe Cocker/Stuff (1976) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Garett Morris during the Killer Bees sketch
The Muppet Show: John Cleese (1977) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Kermit while introducing John Cleese
The Goodies: U-Friend or UFO (1980) (TV Episode)
MPFC theme tuned played by Bill and Alien ship
De lachende Scheerkwast: Komen en gaan (1982) (TV Episode)
Mr. Carrington says 'nudge, nudge, wink, wink' as well as 'And now for something completely different'
Saturday Night Live: Olivia Newton-John (1982) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham Chapman
A Private Function (1984)
The big foot for Gilbert practice is the Monty Python foot from the opening credits
Comic Relief (1986) (TV Movie)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #1.8 (1988) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Life of Python (1990) (TV Special)
mentioned in the tv-special
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Fugitive Alien (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Monty Python's Flying Circus"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Viking Women vs. the Sea Serpent (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Know what I mean? Nudge nudge, wink wink!"
Pyrates (1991)
Mentioned
'Goodbye, Galaxy!' Episode IV: Secret of the Oracle (1991) (Video Game)
The foot that takes you to the secret area is the same one from Monty Python.
Home and Away: Episode #1.927 (1992) (TV Episode)
Blake and Simon mention this
Breaking the Rules (1992)
Mentioned.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Day the Earth Froze (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow sings part of "Finland."
The Simpsons: Homer Goes to College (1993) (TV Episode)
The intro ends with the Monty Python foot and a farting noise, just like the intro of MPFC.
Animaniacs: Mary Tyler Dot Song/Windsor Hassle/...And Justice for Slappy (1993) (TV Episode)
A caricature of John Cleese and a Python-like title card appear in the "Windsor Hassle" segment.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Dead Talk Back (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Nudge nudge, wink wink, know what I mean?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Angels' Revenge (1995) (TV Episode)
Crow (as Eric Idle): "We continue now with international hide-and-seek!" Also, Servo: "I'm on a cycling tour of North Cornwall!"
Leprechaun 3 (1995) (Video)
A man is crushed by a giant foot in a computer game.
Striptease (1996)
Very Important Pennis: Very Important Pennis: Part 2 (1996) (TV Episode)
Referring to John Cleese's nude scene in A Fish Called Wanda, Dennis asks Jamie Lee Curtis if he was 'Pythonesque'.
The Simpsons: The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase (1997) (TV Episode)
After the beaver sketch finishes people complain about its poor quality much like in this show
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Jack Frost (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: "It's a convention of Michael Palin imitators!"
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Show mentioned.
The Mighty (1998)
The John Cleese Interview (1998) (Video)
Referenced by name
The Roseanne Show: Episode #1.29 (1998) (TV Episode)
Chi McBride draws comparisons to his show "The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Future War (1999) (TV Episode)
Sister Ann: "I'm sorry about Terry Jones." Crow: "He was a good Python."
Goin' Down to South Park (1999) (TV Movie)
Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999) (Video)
Mentioned by name
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999) (Video)
Goofy flies into a shop called "Lumberjack Lingerie"
Two of Us (2000) (TV Movie)
'The League of Gentlemen': Behind the Scenes (2000) (TV Movie)
Reference to Monty Python
Happy Birthday Shakespeare (2000) (TV Movie)
The Unknown Peter Sellers (2000) (TV Special)
Referenced by title
Loser (2000)
Dora asks if Paul wants to see some Monty Python films at the film club.
The Prime Gig (2000)
The Human Face (2001) (TV Mini-Series)
We Know Where You Live (2001) (TV Movie)
Formula 51 (2001)
Gilmore Girls: A-Tisket, A-Tasket (2002) (TV Episode)
Dean says, "I'd do a silly walk, but I'm not feeling very John Cleese right now."
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) (Video Game)
Dead End (2003)
about halfway through the movie, the famous man-eating childcarriage scene/joke is referenced.
Red Dwarf: The Doug Naylor Interview (2003) (Video)
Reference to Monty Python
The Lord of the G-Strings: The Femaleship of the String (2003) (Video)
Spam spam spam spam and other references
Trailer Park Boys: Temporary Relief Assistant Trailer Park Supervisor (2003) (TV Episode)
Bubbles being interviewed while standing in water recalls John Cleese's Gumby character
Finding Nemo (2003)
Ian Hislop & Paul Merton (2003) (Video)
Referenced by name
Red Dwarf: Built to Last - Series IV (2004) (Video)
Referenced by name
Gilmore Girls: Last Week Fights, This Week Tights (2004) (TV Episode)
Paris says, "Before you got here, they were singing 'The Lumberjack Song' at the top of their lungs."
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
"Monty Python" is mentioned.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004) (Video Game)
it references a speech
Hard Candy (2005)
Jeff tells Hayley that she looks like a girl who loves Monty Python episodes
Comedy Connections: Monty Python's Flying Circus (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Talked about
Britain's 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches (2005) (TV Movie)
They talk about how a sketch on this show came about.
A Magical History (2005) (Video)
Referenced as one of Peter Lord's big influences
The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Hoodwinked! (2005)
"trouble at the mill?"
The Unseen Spike Milligan (2005) (TV Movie)
Terry Gilliam is noted as a Python
Comedy Connections: To the Manor Born (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
The Passion: Films, Faith & Fury (2006) (TV Movie)
Reference to the Monty Python TV series
Pythonin hännällä (2006)
The documentary is about Monty Python's influence to Finnish comedy
Destroy All Humans! 2 (2006) (Video Game)
As he calls Reeny in Albion, disguised as Eddie, Crypto says, "And now for something completely different." Also, thought scans of Albion people sometimes reference "Cleese" and "Chapman"
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 2 (2006) (Video)
In "Parsnips A-Plenty", there is a "Scene Missing" gag, based on a similar scene in one episode of this show
Boosh Publicity (2006) (Video)
This is included in a list of surreal comedies.
The Secret Life of Brian (2007) (TV Movie)
What the Pythons Did Next... (2007) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Comedy Connections: One Foot in the Grave (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Two references to the "It's Man" from the opening sequence of Monty Python's Flying Circus TV Show: two characters are interrupted just after saying "It's ..." at different moments in the movie.
Stargate SG-1: Talion (2007) (TV Episode)
Around 29:30 Daniel says "Yes, nudge nudge wink wink" from the "Candid Photography" Monty Python skit.
Screenwipe: Episode #3.4 (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned.
Bones: The Priest in the Churchyard (2007) (TV Episode)
The show is used to provide a nickname for a character in this episode
Shrek the Third (2007)
While King Harold (played by John Cleese) lays dying, he says and draws out "It's.....", much like the beginning of every episode of the show.
Hitler: The Comedy Years (2007) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Breaking News (2007) (TV Episode)
The computer software mentioned by Jack contains details of the best sketches from the show.
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Movie (2007) (TV Movie)
The narrator says "Meanwhile, thousands of miles away..." multiple times
Family Guy: The Former Life of Brian (2008) (TV Episode)
Brian's son ties up Meg in chair and forces her to watch the other 178 hours of Monty Python that's NOT funny or memoerable.
The Middleman: The Boy-Band Superfan Interrogation (2008) (TV Episode)
Wendy describes the Clotharian commander as an "inter-galactic Monty Python wanna-be".
Comedy Connections: Ripping Yarns (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Eli Stone: Unwritten (2008) (TV Episode)
Just before undergoing a potentially dangerous acupuncture process, Eli utters, "And now... something completely different." This is a classic Monty Python catchphrase.
Morecambe and Wise: The Show What Paul Merton Did (2009) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Nostalgia Critic: Moonwalker (2009) (TV Episode)
Critic compares the animations here to those found on Monty Python
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Giant policeman's head rising from the ground and inside the Imaginarium is like the animation on the show by the director.
Mr. Nobody (2009)
A giant foot descends from the sky, crushing a house.
Neues aus der Anstalt: Geschichtsträchtige Zeiten (2009) (TV Episode)
Quote: "Do you experience the same thing? You wake up in the morning and think 'And now to something completely different'?"
Community: Politics of Human Sexuality (2009) (TV Episode)
Monty Python is mentioned
The Simpsons: Mischief & Mayhem (2010) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.92 (2010) (TV Episode)
The Monty Python team is mentioned during a contestant interview
The Illusionist (2010)
When Tatischieff and Alice are sitting outside the fish-and-chip shop in Edinburgh, the menu above their heads displays the description of Lobster Thermidor from Monty Python's "Spam Song".
Not the Messiah: He's a Very Naughty Boy (2010)
There are noumerous characters returning. Also the theme song gets played at the beginning and during the credits.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.146 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 clue in the category "Costly Breakups"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.156 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "Art for Art's Sake"
Jeopardy!: 2010 Tournament of Champions Quarterfinal 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "TV Shows by Groups"
Special Collector's Edition: Hook (2010) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of DVD releases of November/December.
Hawaii Five-0: Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio (2011) (TV Episode)
Gail mentions Monty Python in dialog
Bad Movie Beatdown: Fat Slags (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in contrast to Fat Slags
The Cinema Snob: Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Fantasy (2011) (TV Episode)
"Is this a porn or Monty Python?"
South Jersey Sam: Top 13 Worst Songs (2011) (TV Episode)
Audio used
DVD-R Hell: Heil Honey, I'm Home (2011) (TV Episode)
"Apparently they came from the Ministry of Silly Walks."
The Cinema Snob: Dracula (The Dirty Old Man) (2011) (TV Episode)
"Her dubbed voice sounds like Terry Jones."
Conan: Cowboys & Aliens 2: Showdown at Glorb Ranch (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan compares Piers Morgan's impersonation of Sharon Osborn to a Monty Python sketch
Atop the Fourth Wall: Mightily Murdered Power Ringers #1 (2011) (TV Episode)
"Oh my God, it's Monty Python! They've come to save us with some real comedy!"
Eureka: This One Time at Space Camp... (2011) (TV Episode)
"Nobody expects the Spanish inquisition" is a reference to a Monty Python sketch.
Nostalgia Critic: James and the Giant Peach (2011) (TV Episode)
"...and dreams that he's in Monty Python's Flying Circus?"
Atop the Fourth Wall: Spider-Man: Planet of the Symbiotes (2011) (TV Episode)
"This is like a rejected Monty Python sketch."
The Cinema Snob: Homoti (2011) (TV Episode)
"I appreciate that it's turning into a Monty Python sketch, but why?"
Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time Abridged (2011) (TV Movie)
Yami Yugi narrating: "Meanwhile, thousands of miles away..."
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien: The Creature from Beyond (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kevin
Sherlock: The Hounds of Baskerville (2012) (TV Episode)
The Liberty Bell March, the theme song of Flying Circus, is played.
Jag älskar mitt land, inte min regering (2012) (Short)
A huge Monthy Python foot appears in this film
Hot in Cleveland: Storage Wars (2012) (TV Episode)
Joy and her CB buddy exchange Monty Python quotes
Family Guy: Viewer Mail #2 (2012) (TV Episode)
The 'Chap Of The Manor' segment features some stock footage of an applauding audience that was frequently used in 'Monty Python's Flying Circus'.
The Cinema Snob: Sodom and Gomorrah: The Last Seven Days (2012) (TV Episode)
"I was about to say this was the worst Monty Python film I've ever seen."
Roche & Böhmermann: Ausgabe 10 (2012) (TV Episode)
The intro ends with the giant Monty Python foot and a farting noise.
Nostalgia Critic: Turkish Rambo (2012) (TV Episode)
"What, did we walk into a Monty Python sketch?"
Zero Sum Game (2012) (Short)
Surreal jokes based on improbable situations and directly inspired by this show.
Fringe: Black Blotter (2012) (TV Episode)
Walter has a Monty Python-esque vision when he is on acid
Austenland (2013)
Mr. Wattlesbrook proposes a "little wink-wink, nudge-nudge under the table" to Jane.
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: DVD (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic - "The their gang looks like a Monty Python sketch".
Doctor Who: The Crimson Horror (2013) (TV Episode)
"There's trouble at t'mill" references the Spanish Inquisition sketch
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: Reloaded (2013) (Video Game)
The show is listed as one of the answers to the Lumberjack Song & Dead Parrot Sketch question on The Age Verification Form.
The Big Bang Theory: The Raiders Minimization (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Matzav Ha'Uma: Episode #7.5 (2014) (TV Episode)
Lior says even Monty Python wouldnt get Guri out of that one
The Good Wife: Parallel Construction, Bitches (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Directors: The Films of Terry Gilliam (TV Episode)
Mentioned in film.

Featured in 

Life of Python (1990) (TV Special)
You Cannot Be Serious: War (1999) (TV Episode)
Clips seen and discussed
The 100 Greatest TV Moments (1999) (TV Special)
Pythonland (1999) (TV Movie)
Influences: From Yesterday to Today (1999) (TV Movie)
clips from this show are used in this special
Top Ten: Comedy Records (2000) (TV Episode)
The 100 Greatest TV Ads (2000) (TV Special)
Night of a Thousand Shows (2000) (TV Movie)
I Love the '70s (2003) (TV Series)
I Love the '70s: 1975 (2003) (TV Episode)
Footage from this TV series was edited into this mini-series.
Timeshift: Missing Believed Wiped (2003) (TV Episode)
excerpts shown
Comedy Connections: Monty Python's Flying Circus (2005) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Clips are shown
Britain's 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches (2005) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown
Favouritism: Michael Portillo's Great British Losers (2005) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
Arena: Little Platform, Big Stage: A Celebration of the British Bus Conductor (2005) (TV Episode)
excerpts shown featuring bus conductor
Crumpet! A Very British Sex Symbol (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips
Silent Clowns: Buster Keaton (2006) (TV Episode)
Clip of Terry Jones as nude concert pianist shown
The Story of Light Entertainment: The Comics (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips featured and discussed
Screenwipe: Screenwipe USA (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Pythonin hännällä (2006)
There are clips of this show in the documentary.
The Secret Life of Brian (2007) (TV Movie)
What the Pythons Did Next... (2007) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Comedy Connections: One Foot in the Grave (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
Screenwipe: Episode #3.4 (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Screenwipe: Episode #4.2 (2007) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Peter watches a episode on TV
Timeshift: Between the Lines: Railways in Fiction and Film (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips seen and discussed
Blue Peter at 50 (2008) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown
Screenwipe: Episode #5.1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
De wereld draait door: Episode #4.66 (2008) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
De wereld draait door: Episode #4.134 (2009) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
De wereld draait door: Episode #4.166 (2009) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Episode #1.132 (2009) (TV Episode)
Intro with Michael Palin crawling onto a beach used to begin the episode
De wereld draait door: Episode #5.75 (2009) (TV Episode)
A fragment featuring John Cleese is shown.
Not Again: Not the Nine O'Clock News (2009) (TV Movie)
excerpts shown
The Cinema Snob: E.T. the Porno (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
De wereld draait door: Episode #5.118 (2010) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Sultry Teenage Super-Foxes #2 (2010) (TV Episode)
"And now for something completely different."
De wereld draait door: Episode #5.149 (2010) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
The Cinema Snob: Bad Movie Cinema Snob: McBain (2010) (TV Episode)
"And now for something completely different."
Nostalgia Critic: Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw (2010) (TV Episode)
The intro is briefly shown
De wereld draait door: Episode #6.30 (2010) (TV Episode)
A fragment featuring John Cleese is shown.
De wereld draait door: Episode #6.34 (2010) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
De wereld draait door: Episode #6.97 (2011) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
De wereld draait door: Episode #6.102 (2011) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Ultimatum #1 and #2 (2011) (TV Episode)
clip of John Cleese saying, "and now for something completely different."
DVD-R Hell: Heil Honey, I'm Home (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as example of funny satire of Nazism.
Brows Held High: Tideland (2011) (TV Episode)
recalling Terry Gilliam's animations.
De wereld draait door: Episode #7.45 (2011) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
De wereld draait door: Episode #7.56 (2011) (TV Episode)
A fragment featuring John Cleese is shown.
Brows Held High: Trash Humpers (2011) (TV Episode)
Oancitizen believes the director was partially inspired by a sketch from this show.
De wereld draait door: Episode #7.73 (2011) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
John Cleese: The Alimony Tour (2011) (Video)
Features a sketch from "Monty Python's Flying Circus".
John Howard Davies: A Life in Comedy (2012) (TV Movie)
Seen as part of tribute to his work
De wereld draait door: Episode #7.87 (2012) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
De wereld draait door: Episode #7.140 (2012) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Hagan Reviews: Bad Biology (2012) (TV Episode)
A scantily-clad John Cleese says "and now for something completely different."
De wereld draait door: DWDD University - Het Allerkleinste (2012) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Son of the Mask (2013) (TV Episode)
"The Monty Python cartoons looked more three dimensional!"
Frost on Sketch Shows (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed
De wereld draait door: Episode dated 16 September 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Why Do We Love Stupid? (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown to demonstrate "unexpected comedy"
Monty Python Live (Mostly) (2014)
Various clips shown.

Spoofed in 

The Young Ones: Time (1984) (TV Episode)
Brief sketch involving Alexei Sayle doing a silly walk and asking if he was in a cheese shop.
The Simpsons: Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy (1994) (TV Episode)
The couch gag sees the Simpsons squashed by a giant foot, as in the animated segments of the show.
The Simpsons: The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular (1995) (TV Episode)
The foot that squashes the Simpsons on the couch is a spoof of the animated sketches from this show. The foot looks exactly like the one from this show.
Jane White Is Sick & Twisted (2002)
the part with the giant foot
The Autocrats: Matti Vanhasen lentävä sirkus (2004) (TV Episode)
Several references to various Monty Python sketches - starting from the episode title
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
When Obi-Wan crushes the Droids who were attacking him with the electric sticks by dropping that metal thing on them, it was obviously spoofing in Monty Python when a soldier asks his Drill Sargent, "What do you do if the enemy come at you with sharp, pointy sticks?" and the Drill Sargent replies, "That's easy, you just drop a thousand pount weight on them." And then a thousand pound weight falls from the sky and crushes the soldier.
Drawn Together: The One Wherein There Is a Big Twist: Part 2 (2005) (TV Episode)
Spanky Ham mentions him and is crushed by a Monty Python foot
Disaster Movie (2008)
the mammoth foot crushes the caveman like the giant foot
Adventure Time: Memory of a Memory (2011) (TV Episode)
Huge foot stomps on Ash in the style of the Monty Python opening credits.
Futurama: All the Presidents' Heads (2011) (TV Episode)
The Gilliam animation segments are spoofed in a documentary watched in the British alternate 3011.
Family Guy: Space Cadet (2013) (TV Episode)
"Monty Python's Family Guy"
Comix from the Underground: The Life & Death of Fritz the Cat (2013) (TV Episode)
The episode premise was inspired by an Eric Idle sketch from this show.
Harry & Paul's Story of the 2s (2014) (TV Movie)
Parody skit

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