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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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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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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

According to John Cleese, when he and the fellow Pythons were pitching the show to the BBC, they went into a meeting not having prepared anything. When asked what the show would be about and feature, they reportedly stated that the show would be a "comedy, with some skits in it", and that it would possibly feature occasional guest stars. The men got the green light from the studio mainly based on this vague pitch, and because the show would be cheap to produce, since it involved mainly studio work with a limited cast. See more »

Quotes

Announcer: Well, be that as it may...
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Crazy Credits

In episode 23 "Scott of the Antarctic," the opening segments take up so much time that the theme song doesn't play until about 20 minutes into the show. 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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Hilarious, strange, funny, peculiar........
9 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Monty Python's Flying Circus" is a blast. Plain and simple. Seeing an episode will cause the following symptoms: Laughter, tears, jaw aches, voice-loss(all of above caused by laughter). Most will laugh, some will just sit there at its silliness. Well whoever you are, give it a try. You either love it or hate it. Me? I love it.

10/10


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