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 while the Python troupe were in the midst of writing The Meaning of Life (1983). According to one book on the team, the Hollywood Bowl shows were intended to help the group break out of a writing impasse they had encountered. See more »
In the German philosophers' soccer team there's Ludwig Wittgenstein, who is actually Austrian. 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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