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Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)

The Monty Python troupe perform a combination of classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl.
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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 <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Never before in the history of human civilization has there been a movie called "Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl"


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25 June 1982 (USA)  »

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The members of the six person Monty Python troupe who also appeared in the same 1982 year's other comedy concert movie The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982) included Michael Palin, John Cleese, and Graham Chapman. See more »

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Che Guevara is referred to as "the Bolivian guerrilla leader". While he traveled extensively in Bolivia, he's originally from Argentina. See more »

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Argument Customer: I'd like to have an argument please.
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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 »

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Featured in Top Ten: Comedy Records (2000) See more »

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How Sweet To Be an Idiot
Written by Neil Innes
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"I guess you had to be there"
29 April 2010 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This is a recording of the team doing many of the most popular bits from the Flying Circus live on a stage. It is immensely clear that the audience consists largely of fans, as they recognize quite a few of the sketches just as these are beginning. I imagine it must have been a pretty amazing experience to go to this in '82. With that said, it is a good watch, even if the cameras don't capture each and every thing(had they not been instructed on what would happen? I would guess that such is procedure, and there were no other technical difficulties), and in spite of the occasional hiccup in the comedy department. I can't say for sure if there is new material, because it's simply been too long since I caught the series in its entirety; a couple of things have been restructured, and characters that we know from the show address or walk amongst the ticket-holders. The performances aren't lacking, if a handful of the things worked better the first time they did them. Some of the best of this are Idle's lengthy charter flight rant, the "japes" routine(poor Gilliam) and the four rich guys talking about their poverty-stricken childhoods. The good far outweighs the bad, and little slows down the pace. I recommend this to anyone who loves the Pythons; if you don't already, I would direct your attention to their TV activities between '69 and '74, as well as their three movies. 8/10


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