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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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Second Barber / Colin 'Bomber' Harris / Pope's Servant / Abe Seagull / Silly Walker / Inspector Praline / The Colonel / Nobby Hegel / Second Yorkshireman / Abuser / Lecturer / A humble woodcutter / Son / Mountie
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Third Barber / Mao Zedong / Constable Parrot / Kant / I've got two legs singer / Demonstrator #3 / Man with beans / Mountie
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Neil Innes ...
Second Bruce / Carl Weetabix / Idiot / Detective-Other
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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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Trivia

In the "Crunchy Frog" sketch, Graham Chapman plays the arresting officer, while Terry Gilliam plays the second policeman. In the original sketch, Chapman played the second policeman, while John Cleese played the arresting officer. Also in the original sketch, the constable was named "Constable Clitoris". For the Hollywood Bowl performance, this was changed to "Constable Parrot". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Michelangelo: Good evening, Your Holiness.
The Pope: Evening, Michelangelo. I want to talk to you about this painting of yours, The Last Supper. I'm not happy about it.
Michelangelo: Oh, dear. It took me hours.
The Pope: Not happy at all.
Michelangelo: Is it the jello you don't like?
The Pope: No.
Michelangelo: It does add a bit of colour, doesn't it. Oh, I know, you don't like the kangaroo.
The Pope: What kangaroo?
Michelangelo: No problem, I'll paint him out.
The Pope: I never saw a kangaroo.
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Crazy Credits

In the beginning credits, though announced as "super alphabetically", the names of Neil Innes and Carol Cleveland are shown in this order. See more »

Connections

Follows And Now for Something Completely Different (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Bruces' Philosophers Song
Written by Eric Idle
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Laserdisc is disappointing, movie itself good.
22 July 1999 | by (Indianapolis) – See all my reviews

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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