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An anthology of the best sketches from the first and second seasons of Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969).

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Brother / Policeman / Defence attorney / British pedestrian / Mr. Harrison (Apricot) / The Colonel / 'Hell's Grannies' policeman / Jimmy Blankensop / Sir Edward Ross / Restaurant patron #1 / Letter Writer / Oliver St. John Mollusk / Mountie / Town Guild Lady
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Announcer / Hungarian Citizen / self - Defence Teacher / Sir George Head / Policeman / Interviewer / Mr. Praline / Second General / Christopher Columbus / Mungo the Cook / Bank Robber / Accountant #2 (falling past the window) / Vocational Guidance Counselor / Vivian Smith Smythe Smith / Mountie / Town Guild Lady
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Self-Defence Nun / Flasher / Uncle Sam / Caterpillar Man / Sign Holder / Conrad Poohs
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Prosecutor / Marriage Counselor / Arthur Nudge / Self-defence student #4 (interested in pointed sticks) / 'Hell's Grannies' analyst / Arthur Wilson / Arthur Wilson Two / Nightclub Emcee / Linkman / First General / Restaurant Manager / Lingerie Shop Owner / Accountant #1 (falling past the window) / Fairy Godmother / Rita Fairbanks / Simon Zinc Trumpet Harris / Mountie / Lady With Cookbook
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Stage Manager / Tobacconist / 2nd Hungarian Man / Squire / Self-defence student #3 / Tenant #1 / Flasher / Mouse Organist Ken Ewing / Fat Soldier / Waiter / Nude Organist / Brian / Nigel Incubator Jones
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Gumby / Man with tape recorder / Phrasebook Author / Arthur Pewtey / Second self - defence student / Second Tenant / Lost His Wallet / Shrill Petrol Announcer / Milkman / Ernest Scribbler / Pet shop employee / Lumberjack / Headwaiter Gilberto / Herbert Anchovy / Blackmail Presenter / Gervais Brookhamster / Town Guild Lady
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Dierdre Pewtey / Storyteller / Milkman Collector / Restaurant Patron #2 / Elsbeth
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Voice of Self-Defence Nun / Best Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lewis Alexander ...
Man in Restaurant (uncredited)
Rodney Cardiff ...
Sound Man (uncredited)
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Himself - with Munich Accord (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
The Fred Tomlinson Singers ...
Themselves (uncredited)
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Himself - Speech to RAD, from T.d.W. (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Lesley Judd ...
Distraught Mother (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Roy Lansford ...
Man in Bar (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Beggar (uncredited)

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Ian MacNaughton

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Graham Chapman ... (screen foreplay & conception) &
John Cleese ... (screen foreplay & conception) &
Terry Gilliam ... (screen foreplay & conception) &
Eric Idle ... (screen foreplay & conception) &
Terry Jones ... (screen foreplay & conception) &
Michael Palin ... (screen foreplay & conception)

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Patricia Casey ... producer
Victor Lownes ... executive producer
David Gil ... executive producer (uncredited)

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Douglas Gamley ... (uncredited)

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David Muir ... director of photography

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Thom Noble

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Pepita Fairfax ... assistant film editor

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Colin Grimes

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Ivy Emmerton ... hairdresser
Jimmy Evans ... makeup artist

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Kevin Francis ... production manager
Tim Hampton ... post-production supervisor

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Douglas Hermes ... assistant director (as Doug Hermes)

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Bob Hedges ... property master
Leo Mason ... construction manager
Tony Noble ... assistant art director

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John Brommage ... sound mixer
Terry Poulton ... dubbing editor
Dennis Berry ... sound supervisor (uncredited)

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John Horton ... special effects consultant

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Brian Grainger ... camera operator
Douglas Webb ... still photographs
Nobby Cross ... gaffer (uncredited)
Roy Rodhouse ... best boy (uncredited)

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Terry Gilliam ... animator
Bob Godfrey ... animation photographer

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Ken Lewington ... costumes

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Zelda Barron ... continuity
Graham Chapman ... presenter (as Monty Python)
John Cleese ... presenter (as Monty Python)
Terry Gilliam ... presenter (as Monty Python)
Jack Hawtree ... production accountant
Eric Idle ... presenter (as Monty Python)
Terry Jones ... presenter (as Monty Python)
Michael Palin ... presenter (as Monty Python)
Sally Pardo ... production secretary (as Sally Hyman)
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Plot Summary

A collection of re-filmed sketches from the first and second series of the cult TV comedy show "Monty Python's Flying Circus". Includes such classics as "Nudge, Nudge", "Hell's Grannies", "Killer Cars", "Dead Parrot", "Lumberjack Song", "Blackmail" and "Upper Class Twit of the Year". Written by Mr and Mrs and Mrs Zambesi

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Also Known As
  • Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different (United Kingdom)
  • La première folie des Monty Python (France)
  • Pataquesse (France)
  • Die wunderbare Welt der Schwerkraft (Germany)
  • Se armó la gorda (Spain)
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  • 88 min
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Budget $100,000 (estimated)

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Trivia When Terry Gilliam asked British animation legend Bob Godfrey if he could use his camera to recreate his animated sequences for the movie, Godfrey didn't know who Gilliam was and told him to "bugger off". Later, Godfrey found out that Gilliam was a member of the Monty Python team and helped him complete the sequences for the movie. See more »
Goofs During the mountaineer sketch, Eric Idle clearly breaks character and suppresses laughter when John Cleese reads from the dictionary. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969). See more »
Soundtracks The Lumberjack Song See more »
Crazy Credits After the opening theme song, a "THE END" screen comes up, and stage manager Terry Jones apologises for the brevity of the film. See more »
Quotes Customer: Look, I took the liberty of examining that parrot when I got it home, and I discovered the only reason that it had been sitting on its perch in the first place was that it had been NAILED there.
Owner: Well, o'course it was nailed there! If I hadn't nailed that bird down, it would have nuzzled up to those bars, bent 'em apart with its beak, and VOOM! Feeweeweewee!
Customer: "VOOM"? Mate, this bird wouldn't "voom" if you put four million volts through it! 'E's bleedin' demised!
Owner: No no! 'E's pining!
Customer: 'E's not pinin'! 'E's passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! 'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! 'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch 'e'd be pushing up the daisies! 'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig! 'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!
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