Surreal, sketch based TV comedy series. Two series were produced in 1967 by the commercial company Associated Rediffusion. In style and content, a forerunner of 'Monty Python's Flying ... See full summary »
Monty Python speaking great German in hilarious sketches!
Monty Python in German?! Well, it does sound a bit strange. But as soon as you see it, you think it's great, and if you're a fan you're most likely on the floor laughing! They actually did two shows for German TV. The first one(1971)was completely in German, and the second show(1972)was in English. As a German speaker I have to say they did a wonderful job on speaking German, what with being English and all... The leading character in the first show is a German painter called Albrecht Dürer. There is even a song about him included, sung by Anita Ekberg - or rather Terry Jones. The highlights of the first show are John Cleese's portrayal of Little Red Riding Hood in the sketch with the same name, Stake Your Claim - a parody of game shows, and the Bavarian Restaurant Sketch which makes you never want to visit a German restaurant again. The second show is also wonderful, and although it's in English it differs from The Flying Circus. The highlights are Sycophancy, I Want A Hearing Aid - my favourite in this one is Michael Palin, and not to forget Happy Valley or The Princess with the Wooden Teeth - an absolutely fabulous sketch about a childish princess, her keyboard-playing father, the stuck-up prince Walter, and prince Charming. So if you ever get a chance to either watch these shows on TV, or buy them on video - take it! This is Monty Python at their very best, and Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus deserves a bigger audience.
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