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Monty Python's Flying Circus 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (1969–1974)
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The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.
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1974   1973   1972   1971   1970   1969  
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Series cast summary:
...  Various / ... 46 episodes, 1969-1974
...  Various / ... 46 episodes, 1969-1974
...  Various / ... 46 episodes, 1969-1974
...  It's Man / ... 46 episodes, 1969-1974
...  Various / ... 46 episodes, 1969-1974
...  Announcer / ... 40 episodes, 1969-1973
...  Various / ... 34 episodes, 1969-1974
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Storyline

The irreverent Monty Python comedy troupe present a series of skits which are often surreal, bawdy, uncompromising and/or tasteless, but nearly always hilarious. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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And now for something completely digital...

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Comedy

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Official Sites:

PythOnline.com

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Release Date:

5 October 1969 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

England, wie es sinnt und lacht  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Other possible names for the series were "Gwen Dibley's Flying Circus", "Owl-Stretching Time" (which was used as the name for one episode), "Bun, Whackett, Buzzard, Stubble and Boot", "A Toad Elevating Moment", "Sex and Violence", "A Horse, a Bucket and a Spoon". One early working title for the series was simply, "It's..." See more »

Goofs

The Air Tube that operates Mr Tree's mouth can be seen in the profile shot, when light starts glinting off it. See more »

Quotes

Investment Banker: Now,
[looks through a dictionary]
Investment Banker: Inner Life. Inner Life... It's not in there!
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Crazy Credits

In the "Royal Episode" John Cleese doesn't open with "And now for something completely different". Instead he says Queen Elizabeth II will be watching and the show begins with entirely different opening sequence and song. At the end the audience and characters stand as "God Saves the Queen" is played over end credits. See more »


Soundtracks

The Liberty Bell
(1893) (uncredited)
Music by John Philip Sousa
Performed by The Band of the Grenadier Guards
(opening theme music)
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The Circus is On...

Monty Python's Flying Circus is a show with great comedy. It's so weird anything could be done in it. Like selling an albatross, or having a knight hit you with a chicken... It's so hilarious, you'll drop right off. It's a very classic show for people with British taste. The movies were good... but it never made a benchmark like the TV series did. People... get off trashy Saturday Night Live and try "Something Completely Different"!


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