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Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (1971)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy  |  6 October 1973 (UK)
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Two parts Monty Python German television comedy specials.

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Woman with Umbrella / First Frenchman / Famous Berlin Specialist / Vampire / Nurse in The Merchant of Venice / A Humble Woodcutter / Rapist / Martin Anthill / Lunais / Mrs.Mund / Undertaker / Mountie Chorus / Golden Post Customer / Attendant
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Professor / Fourth Frenchman / Little Red Riding Hood / Pirelli / Stake Your Claim Presenter / Mountie Chorus / Golden Post Head Waiter / Attendant
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Torch Runner / Farmer with dog / Shakespearean Expert / Woodcutter's Wife / Rapist / Abe Seagull / Sven Bordlander / Lunais' Mother / Albrecht Dürer / Golden Post Waiter
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Albrecht Dürer Singer / First Frenchman / Hitchhiker / Heinz the Stuttgart Rapist / Man with Fez / Kwame M'Boko / Pirelli's Mother / Mr.Hase / Undertaker / Mountie Chorus / Ceremonial Menu Waiter / Nobleman
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Third Bruce / Second Frenchman / Rapist / Ian McKellan / Herr Schultz / Undertaker / Lumberjack / Golden Post Waiter / Chairman
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Two parts Monty Python German television comedy specials.

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German TV audiences did not receive this show well and only two episodes were ever produced. See more »

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The Beatles did it, Abba did it, Monty Python followed
27 June 2004 | by (Luton) – See all my reviews

For the obsessed fan, a rare treat. For non-python people probably just a strange foreign curiosity. Yes, it is real. The Beatles sang in German, Abba sang in German; and then Monty Python acting on an invitation made two episodes for German / Austrian television in 1972.

It is essentially the same concept as an English episode, but in German. The paintings by Albrecht Dürer, fall victim to silly animations. Little Red Riding Hood shows up too. A number of familiar sketches, including the Lumberjack song, work as well in German as they do in English. For those familiar with the original series, it is a very nice mix of known and new material.

In fact, some material has been re-used later with new voice-overs, the Philosophers football match and the Silly Olympics for example, turn up at the Hollywood Bowl performance in 1982 (but the caption gives it away: Epikur is the German name for Epicurus).

All in all, it is for fans only. Relatively unknown and only the first episode is included on the 'Monty Python Live' DVD. The DVD quality is poor. Apparently no German DVD is available! Pity.

Nevertheless, for real fans, it's 'Go get it now!'.


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