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Life of Brian (1979) Poster

(1979)

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Follows 

Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) (TV Series)

Followed by 

Version of 

Edited into 

From Spam to Sperm (2000) (TV Movie)
Final Cut: Hölgyeim és uraim (2012)
scenes are taken from this film

Spun-off from 

Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) (TV Series)

References 

Spartacus (1960)
The famous scene with all the men claiming to be Spartacus is adapted to "I'm Brian - No, I'm Brian!..."
La Notte (1961)

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Eric Idle/Kate Bush (1978) (TV Episode)
Eric Idle mentions filming this movie in Tunisia during his monologue
Friday Night, Saturday Morning: Episode #1.7 (1979) (TV Episode)
The film is discussed
Il ladrone (1980)
Il ladrone is also about a contempory of Christ
What Is Brazil? (1985) (TV Movie)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Women of the Prehistoric Planet (1990) (TV Episode)
referenced as part of Joel & the Bots' comments
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Sidehackers (1990) (TV Episode)
Tom Servo "Thwow him to the gwound, centuwion."
Life of Python (1990) (TV Special)
mentioned in the tv-special
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo: Blessed are the Cheese Makers?
Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV Movie)
On theater marquee.
Our Friends in the North (1996) (TV Mini-Series)
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Movie mentioned, still photos shown.
Sliding Doors (1998)
James says to Helen, "Hey, remember what the Monty Python boys say", to which she replies, "What, 'always look on the bright side of life?'"
Men in White (1998) (TV Movie)
"We are all individuals"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Poopie! (1998) (Video)
Trace: "I want to cwucify Bwian!"
The Roseanne Show: Episode #1.29 (1998) (TV Episode)
Chi McBride draws comparisons to his show "The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer"
Gladiator (2000)
Snatch. (2000)
Gilmore Girls: Red Light on the Wedding Night (2001) (TV Episode)
Rory and Dean discuss watching the film.
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
The Beasts Within (2001) (TV Movie)
The Simpsons: Road Rage (2001) (Video Game)
"The Life of Brian's Cat" advertised on theatre marquee in the Entertainment District level.
Oi diaplekomenoi: Episode #1.9 (2001) (TV Episode)
dialogue
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Eddie Izzard: Circle (2002) (Video)
A bit about the meek inheriting the earth (confirmed by Izzard on DVD commentary)
Van Helsing (2004)
"We Transylvanians always look on the bright side of death"
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
Listed in a magazine.
Liebe ist die beste Medizin (2004) (TV Movie)
When Peter goes out of his room onto the balcony more or less naked it's the same when Brian stands on the open window.
The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (2004) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Movie)
No. 1 in poll, talked about.
Monty Python's Personal Best (2006) (TV Series)
The Passion: Films, Faith & Fury (2006) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.200 (2006) (TV Episode)
correct response in "The Indie 5" category
Best Ever Spitting Image (2006) (TV Movie)
"Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" is sung
Don't Get Me Started!: Stewart Lee What's Wrong with Blasphemy? (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips and discussed in relation to blasphemy
QI: Death (2006) (TV Episode)
Alan's buzzer is "Always look on the bright side of life"
South Park: Go God Go (2006) (TV Episode)
'Unified Atheist League' - 'United Atheist Alliance', in Life of Brian there is a 'Judean People's Front' - 'People's Front of Judea'
An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder (2006) (Video)
Smith quotes the "Blessed are the cheesemakers" line.
The Secret Life of Brian (2007) (TV Movie)
What the Pythons Did Next... (2007) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Room 101: Episode #11.6 (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007)
The final scene of the film is an imitation of the poster design of Life of Brian.
What a Year: 1980 (2007) (TV Episode)
This movie is mentioned in a segment on the top 5 Australian box office movies of 1980.
Indie Sex: Censored (2007) (TV Movie)
A brief mention
Family Guy: The Former Life of Brian (2008) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Comedy Connections: Ripping Yarns (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Dancing with the Stars: Episode #8.7 (2008) (TV Episode)
Toni Pearen and Henri Byalikov dance their Foxtrot to the song Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, from Life of Brian.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Stuttering EMT in Parnassus a reference to, and utters lines similar to, the stuttering jailer's assistant in Life of Brian.
Two and a Half Men: Gorp. Fnark. Schmegle. (2009) (TV Episode)
Charlie thinks about it.
VeggieTales: Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella (2009) (Video)
the villain's lisping W monologue
Neues aus der Anstalt: Spätrömischer Empfang für Westerwelle (2010) (TV Episode)
Urban Priol quotes a line from this movie
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
The Nostalgia Critic: Independence Day (2010) (TV Episode)
The "Boomer will live" catchphrase is accompanied by the Nativity theme.
Fallout: New Vegas (2010) (Video Game)
Building with 'Romanes Eunt Domus' written on it.
The Nostalgia Critic: The Langoliers (2011) (TV Episode)
As the Critic prays, the opening music is played.
Brows Held High: Tideland (2011) (TV Episode)
another Python film directed by Gilliam
Holy Flying Circus (2011) (TV Movie)
TV movie based on the controversy created by 'The Life of Brian'
Skins: Finale (2012) (TV Episode)
"Biggus Dickus" mentioned
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)
The character "Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate" wears a false beard and talks with a deliberately low voice to disguise the fact she's a woman just like the women at the stoning in Life Of Brian.
Kath & Kimderella (2012)
Kath says of Kim, "She's not a princess, she's a stupid girl"
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)
The crucifix on the wall in the 'Drying Out' scene is actually an image of Graham Chapman himself taken from the closing scene of 'Life of Brian'
Family Guy: Life of Brian (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Neues aus der Anstalt: Não vai ter Copa (2014) (TV Episode)
"Only one cross each" is quoted and explicitly stated where the quote came from
The Directors: The Films of Terry Gilliam (TV Episode)
Mentioned in film.

Featured in 

A Night of Comic Relief 2 (1989) (TV Special)
Clip shown as part of The Barry Awards
Life of Python (1990) (TV Special)
Zomergasten: Episode #4.5 (1991) (TV Episode)
Two fragments of this film are shown during this episode
Zomergasten: Episode #10.4 (1997) (TV Episode)
A fragment of this film is shown in this episode
Top Ten: Comedy Records (2000) (TV Episode)
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Sahara with Michael Palin (2002) (TV Mini-Series)
clips are used in the documentary
Sendung ohne Namen: Episode #1.6 (2002) (TV Episode)
Some scenes are shown.
Troldspejlet: Episode #30.16 (2003) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (2004) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Pucker Up (2005)
illustrates whistling's optimism
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Movie)
Won the poll, clips shown
50 Most Shocking Comedy Moments (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips featured and discussed
The Passion: Films, Faith & Fury (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
The Secret Life of Brian (2007) (TV Movie)
What the Pythons Did Next... (2007) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
20 to 1: Funny Films (2007) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown when it is the subject of a segment.
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 01: World's Most Daring Movies (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment.
De wereld draait door: Episode #4.112 (2009) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Not Again: Not the Nine O'Clock News (2009) (TV Movie)
excerpts shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The A-Team/The Karate Kid/Winter's Bone (2010) (TV Episode)
Russell Brand's #3 Favorite Film
De wereld draait door: Episode #6.27 (2010) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
De wereld draait door: Episode #6.54 (2010) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
The Unforgettable Spike Milligan (2010) (TV Movie)
excerpts shown
De wereld draait door: Episode #6.119 (2011) (TV Episode)
The "you're all individuals" fragment is shown.
De wereld draait door: Episode #6.170 (2011) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Bum Reviews: Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
The Nostalgia Critic: Milk Money (2011) (TV Episode)
clip of Eric Idle saying "Oh, if it's not a personal question..."
The Nostalgia Critic: Cop and 1/2 (2011) (TV Episode)
clip of the guys on crosses
The Nostalgia Critic: Star Trek: Generations (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Hagan Reviews: Gayniggers from Outer Space (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown
The Nostalgia Critic: Ri¢hie Ri¢h (2012) (TV Episode)
Nativity theme was played.
De wereld draait door: Episode #8.29 (2012) (TV Episode)
A fragment featuring Eric Idle and Michael Palin is shown.
Are You Having a Laugh? Comedy and Christianity (2013) (TV Movie)
The presenter watches the controversial film for the first time and hears from the director
De wereld draait door: Episode dated 10 May 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
The Nostalgia Critic: The Last Airbender (2013) (TV Episode)
"Hell, Biggus Dickus is more intimidating than him."
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 British Films (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips
De wereld draait door: Episode dated 4 December 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Greatest Ever Christmas Movies (2013) (TV Movie)
Number 20 in the Countdown

Spoofs 

Ben-Hur (1959)
Goldfinger (1964)
The opening music and credits are a spoof of this Bond film

Spoofed in 

Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! (1996) (Video Game)
Stoning sequence
Fluffy the English Vampire Slayer (2001) (Short)
Count Von Whedon lists the things that stand in their way, echoing the "What have the Romans ever done for us?" scene.
Destroy All Humans! 2 (2006) (Video Game)
When Crypto is convincing the White Ninja Clan to join the Cult of Arkvoodle, the dialogue is almost word-for-word identical to Brian telling the crowd outside his bedroom window that they are individuals and don't have to follow anybody, right down to one of the crowd saying "I'm not."
The Seventh Python (2008)
Brian: "I'm not the Messiah!"
South Park: The Last of the Meheecans (2011) (TV Episode)
Butters wakes up naked, opens the shutters and like Brian, he is greeted by thousands of cheering followers on the streets.

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