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Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)

The Monty Python troupe perform a combination of classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl.
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Cast overview:
Graham Chapman ... Second Barber / Colin 'Bomber' Harris / Pope's Servant / Abe Seagull / Silly Walker / Inspector Praline / The Colonel / Nobby Hegel / Second Yorkshireman / Abuser / Lecturer / A humble woodcutter / Son / Mountie
John Cleese ... First Barber / Wrestling commentator / Pope Julius II / Silly Olympiad commentator #1 / Mr. Teabag / Silly Walker / Lenin / Albatross vendor / Archimedes / Mr. Barnard / Man in white suit / Little Red Riding Hood / Church policeman / Voice of God / Mountie
Terry Gilliam ... Third Barber / Mao Zedong / Constable Parrot / Kant / I've got two legs singer / Demonstrator #3 / Man with beans / Mountie
Eric Idle ... Michelangelo / Brewer / First Bruce / First Judge / 'World Forum' Host / Arthur Nudge / Socrates / First Yorkshireman / Mr. Smoketoomuch / Husband / Lumberjack
Terry Jones ... Fourth Barber / Referee / Anti-racism singer / Silly olympiad commentator #2 / Laparche / Silly Walker / Karl Marx / Mr. Hilton / Albatross Person / Man with hat / Third Yorkshireman / Demonstrator #2 / Wife / Mountie
Michael Palin ... Polinski / Emcee / Third Bruce / Mr.Stagback / Silly Walker / Second Judge / Che Guevara / Nietzsche / Soccer commentator / Fourth Yorkshireman / Argument customer / Mr. Bounder / Demonstrator #1 / Storyteller / Detective-Parson / Mountie
Neil Innes ... Second Bruce / Carl Weetabix / Idiot / Detective-Other
Carol Cleveland ... Female Bruce / Mrs. Two-Lumps / Rita / Argument secretary / Travel agency secretary / Best Girl
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A collection of skits that made the Python troup famous, performed live at the Hollywood Bowl. Included are the singing philosophers, lumberjacks, the pope, and a suspiciously-male looking seabird vendor. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Never before in the history of human civilization has there been a movie called "Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl"


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$327,958

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$327,958
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This marks the last time The Ministry of Silly Walks sketch was performed by the troupe. John Cleese had a hip and knee replacement in 2010, thus making Cleese unable to perform the fan favorite Silly Walks anymore. See more »

Goofs

During the Bishop on the Landing Skit, a number of the actors could barely keep a straight face, and also when the church police came onstage and everyone jumped over, Terry Jones's wig flew completely off his head, forcing the other actors to slowly close ranks to allow him to replace his wig without anyone seeing. See more »

Quotes

Albatross vendor: Albatross... Albatross. ALBATROSS.
[looks to someone in the crowd]
Albatross vendor: You're not supposed to be smoking that. Albatross.
Someone in the crowd: What flavour is it? What flavour is it?
Albatross person: Seagull sickle... Pelican bon-bon... ALBATROSS.
Albatross person: I will have two ice creams, please.
Albatross vendor: I don't have any ice creams, I've just got this albatross. ALBATROSS.
Albatross person: What flavour is it?
Albatross vendor: ...Well it's an albatross. Isn't it? It's not any bloody flavour. ALBATROSS.
Albatross person: It's got to be some flavour, I mean everything's got a flavour.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The opening titles also feature a parody of the MGM logo, with a frog instead of a lion, complete with the "ars gratia artis" (art for art's sake) inscription. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some older VHS versions of the show omit the "Little Red Riding Hood" segment. See more »

Connections

Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

How Sweet To Be an Idiot
Written by Neil Innes
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Live Laughs!
31 March 2001 | by EmperorNortonIISee all my reviews

If you were never lucky enough to see the Monty Python's Flying Circus troupe live onstage, you must see this movie! It includes many classic sketches from their BBC series, such as "The Argument Clinic" and "The Travel Agent Sketch." Plus live renditions of such famous Python songs like "The Lumberjack Song" and "The Bruces' Philosopher Song," and sketches that weren't even on TV! And even shots of the audience will catch your eye! You'll know that Monty Python has achieved cult status when John Cleese comes out shouting "Albatross!", to have audience members reply with "What flavor is it?" The only thing better than seeing this movie, is to have seen the show live!


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