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Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus 

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Two parts Monty Python German television comedy specials.
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Series cast summary:
Graham Chapman ...  A Humble Woodcutter / ... 2 episodes, 1972
John Cleese ...  Archimedes / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Eric Idle ...  Abe Seagull / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Terry Jones ...  Albrecht Dürer Singer / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Michael Palin ...  Arthur Lustgarten / ... 2 episodes, 1972
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Two parts Monty Python German television comedy specials.

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UK | West Germany

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English | German

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6 October 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Монти Пайтон: Летающий цирк в Германии See more »

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(2 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The English subtitles for the "Lumberjack Song" show the same lyrics as the English version ("I wish I'd been a girlie, just like my dear papa/mama" [both were used]). However, it doesn't take a German to notice that Michael is clearly singing "Uncle Walter" at the end of the line (so as to rhyme with the German word for "bra", namely "Bustenhalter"). See more »

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News Anchor: What is it with all these older men chasing fit young women? Are they eating too much fresh fruit?
Expert: [Clown attire, long nose, has a Camel on a leash] Maybe they're just confused...
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Featured in Monty Python's Flying Circus: Live at Aspen (1998) See more »

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not quite as good as the British versions but well worth seeing
11 January 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I am a total GEEK and must admit that have seen just about everything done by the Pythons--including these German episodes (done either in German language or subtitled). And, because I am such a geek, I loved them. BUT, to someone unfamiliar with the team, I don't recommend this until you've seen their other work first. For example, the one episode that consisted mostly of a long fairy tale was very dry and not filled with the outrageous laughs of many of their other episodes--though it was great seeing John Cleese as Red Riding Hood. I also LIKED watching the travelers in Germany being abused (slapping them with fish, etc.) but I realize that this might not be everyone's cup of tea. You won't find as big a laughs as the Parrot Sketch in this batch but a few of their classic bits are reprised (The Lumberjack skit) along with new material.


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