The priceless Blue Water sapphire is coveted by the heirs of Sir Hector Geste - his new wife, Flavia; his daughter, Isabel; and his adopted twin sons, heroic Beau and pathetic Digby. When ... See full summary »
In this mock-documentary, John Cleese narrates a series of sketches on irritation -- types and techniques. Included are parents irritating their children, old ladies irritating movie-goers ... 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
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The "Custard Pie Lecture" sketch predates Monty Python. It was written by Michael Palin and Terry Jones while both were students at Oxford, and was their first writing collaboration. See more »
Che Guevara is referred to as "the Bolivian guerrilla leader". While he traveled extensively in Bolivia, he's originally from Argentina. See more »
I've got two legs, from my hips to the ground / And when I move them, they walk around / And when I lift them, they climb the stairs / And when I shave them, they ain't got hairs.
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In the beginning credits, though announced as "super alphabetically", the names of Neil Innes and Carol Cleveland are shown in this order. See more »
Most of the sketches and skits are adapted from ones shown on the TV show; there's little that's new, which is mildly disappointing. Good thing, then, that the MP troupe is so adept; familiarity seems to be the point, and allows fans to sit back and enjoy the film.
A few parts drag- I wasn't too thrilled with the musical numbers, nor with the History of Slapstick.
The most disappointing thing about this movie is a problem only for those who watch it on laserdisc; there are no chapter breaks, and side one ends abruptly -IN THE MIDDLE OF A SCENE-! This is quite disconcerting, and ruins the sketch.
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