Each week, Pierre and his friends organize what is called as "un dîner de cons". Everyone brings the dumbest guy he could find as a guest. Pierre thinks his champ -François Pignon- will ... See full summary »
A collection of skits that made the Python troup famous, performed live at the Hollywood Bowl. Included are the singing philosophers, lumberjacks, the pope, and a suspiciously-male looking seabird vendor. Written by
Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Filmed in September 1980,this is a compilation of 5 shows. HBO filmed all the shows and intended to release the full 2 hour show,using the best versions of each sketch. Among the items missing are Terry Gilliam's "A Christmas Card" animation and Neil Innes performing "Stoop Solo" backed by Carol Cleveland as a three-headed backup singer. See more »
In the German philosophers' soccer team there's Ludwig Wittgenstein, who is actually Austrian. See more »
Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night, half an hour before I went to bed, eat a lump of cold poison, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad would kill us, and dance about on our graves.
But you try and tell the young people today that... and they won't believe ya'.
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At the very end of the film, the giant video screen changes from showing "The End" to "PISS OFF" which flashes repeatedly on the screen. See more »
Live & raw, a unique experience for any Python-fan.
First of all; it's just amazing seeing the legendary Pythons performing the most popular sketches live, in front of a huge audience, similar to a music concert. The crowd is so into it, they seem to know the lines by heart. Still, they just love it and it makes for a very special event with a fantastic atmosphere.
My favourite sketch (and it IS hard to pick just one!) is the "Church Police" sketch. Why? Because the otherwise super-professional Pythons can't keep from laughing themselves as things go slightly wrong. Just look when Terry Jones' wig comes right off as he jumps... They crack up. I have never seen that happen before, and every time I see it I laugh so hard it hurts.
If you have never seen the TV-series before, this may not seem as all that much of a great movie. But being an almost fanatical fan of the Pythons, seeing these sketches live is a wholly enjoyable experience.
The only sad thing is that most of us never attended the bloody thing. Nonetheless, this is a must see.
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