Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)

R  |   |  Documentary, Comedy  |  25 June 1982 (USA)
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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 <>

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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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Did You Know?


In the sketch where policemen go to arrest a candy manufacturer, Terry Gilliam's character throws up into his police helmet and then puts it on. Gilliam filled his mouth with cold beef stew prior to filming that scene. See more »


In the German philosophers' soccer team there's Ludwig Wittgenstein, who is actually Austrian. See more »


First BarberSecond BarberThird BarberFourth Barber: [singing] Sit on my face and tell me that you love me, I'll sit on your face and tell you I love you too, I love to hear you oralise, when I'm between your thighs you blow me away. Sit on my face and let my lips embrace you, I'll sit on your face and then I'll love you truly, life can be fine if we both 69, if we sit on our faces in all sorts of places and play till we're blown away.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


The Lumberjack Song
Written by Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Fred Tomlinson
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Live & raw, a unique experience for any Python-fan.
7 May 2002 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

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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