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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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4   3   2   1   Unknown  
1974   1973   1972   1971   1970   1969  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Graham Chapman ...  Various / ... 46 episodes, 1969-1974
Eric Idle ...  Various / ... 46 episodes, 1969-1974
Terry Jones ...  Various / ... 46 episodes, 1969-1974
Michael Palin ...  It's Man / ... 46 episodes, 1969-1974
Terry Gilliam ...  Various / ... 46 episodes, 1969-1974
John Cleese ...  Announcer / ... 40 episodes, 1969-1973
Carol Cleveland ...  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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Taglines:

And now for something completely digital...

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Details

Official Sites:

PythOnline.com

Country:

UK

Release Date:

5 October 1969 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Monty Python's Flying Circus See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (45 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although the fourth series (after John Cleese had parted ways with the group) shortened the title to simply "Monty Python," the title "Monty Python's Flying Circus" DOES still appear at the beginning of the introduction. 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

BBC Interviewer: The activity you see behind me is part of the preparations for the new Naval Expedition to Lake Pahoe. The man in charge of this expedition is Vice Admiral Sir John Cunningham. Sir, John, hello there.
Vice-Admiral Sir John Cunningham: Ah, hello. Well, first of all I'd like to apologize for the behaviour of certain of my colleagues you may have seen earlier, but they are from broken homes, circus families and so on and they are in no way representative of the new modern improved British Navy. They are a small vociferous minority...
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The VHS and DVD releases by A&E contain the full-length versions of the shows. Several episodes run over 30 minutes, and were previously edited by PBS to fit into a 30 minute time slot. See more »

Connections

Followed by Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982) 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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