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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

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 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 | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monty Python i Hollywood See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$327,958, 27 June 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$327,958, 27 June 1982
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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The "Custard Pie Lecture" sketch predates Monty Python. It was written by Michael Palin and Terry Jones while both were students at Oxford, and was their first writing collaboration. See more »

Goofs

Video cameraman can be seen as John Cleese wanders through the crowd during the "Albatross" sketch, just before Terry Jones approaches him. 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

At the very end of the film, the giant video screen changes from showing "The End" to "PISS OFF" which flashes repeatedly on the screen. See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Follows And Now for Something Completely Different (1971) See more »

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I've Got Two Legs
Written by Terry Gilliam
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best of Python with a hint of smoke
3 July 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

The legendary troupe performs in the legendary venue. It's got many of their best skits including excerpts from their TV show. Their fans are having loads of fun and enjoying the "Atmosphere". This was my first exposure to Monty Python back in the day. The best was that this was all new to me. I didn't see the TV show. This is laugh after laugh after laugh which the TV show is not always. The TV show is hit and miss like a modern day SNL but edgier. It's also obvious that the performers are having fun like Cleese going into the crowd selling Albatross and telling the crowd that they can't smoke that. It's got great energy and endless fun. I recently watched it again on Netflix and it holds up. Other than a few deliberate racist jokes, it's as good as ever. As an adult, I get fresh eyes to see some of the jokes. Quite frankly, I'd show this first to any newbie Python virgins.


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