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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Cast overview:
Third Barber / Mao Zedong / Constable Parrot / Kant / I've got two legs singer / Demonstrator #3 / Man with beans / Mountie
Neil Innes ...
Second Bruce / Carl Weetabix / Idiot / Detective-Other


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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Did You Know?


The Pope/Michelangelo sketch is based on a historical incident. The Renaissance artist Paolo Veronese really did paint a "Last Supper" with extraneous contemporary elements. The Inquisition investigated and advised him to remove those elements. Instead, he really did just rename it - to "Feast in the House of Levi." 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 »


Argument Customer: This isn't an argument! It's just contradiction!
Mr.Barnard: No, it isn't!
Argument Customer: Yes it is!
Mr.Barnard: No, no, no!
Argument Customer: It is!
Mr.Barnard: No, it isn't!
Argument Customer: Yes it is! An argument is an intellectual process! It isn't just contradiction!
Mr.Barnard: Look, if I'm to argue with you, I have to take up a contracitary position!
Argument Customer: Yes, but it's not just saying "No it isn't!"
Mr.Barnard: Yes, it is!
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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 »


Referenced in Strongbad_email.exe: Disc Six (2008) See more »


I'm the Urban Spaceman
Written by Neil Innes
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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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