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Posted 7/23/15
Yes, I grew up with "Monty Python's Flying Circus". I don't know how many times I've watch the series and the movies, well they never get old, but "The Holy Grail" is easily my favorite. One Halloween, I came dressed as the man from the Dead Parrot sketch, reciting the immortal lines like "This parrot is no more. It has ceased to be"! while shaking and throwing a stuffed parrot in front of onlookers (I got a lot of responses from people who remember that skit). I also know the Spam song and the Transvestite Bavarian Lumberjack song pretty well too.

Now you might be wondering why did I start a thread about an old British comedy show on CR? Well I think the series is timeless. It's my favorite British show of al time, even more than "Doctor Who". But there's something else. Turns out two of MP's members, John Cleese and Eric Idle are going on tour in the States. They only have six shows planned so far, most of them in Florida, but they are coming to Durham, North Carolina, which is very close to where I live. I just got my seat and I'm looking forward to seeing these two comic legends live. Well, better late than never.
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When I was in high school, if you watched anime, you just as certainly watched Monty Python, played Dungeons & Dragons, and owned a DOS computer you connected to BBS. All a part of "nerd" culture. So yeah, I've watched a great deal of Monty Python. It's been awhile tho. I think my favourite movie was "And Now for Something Completely Different" or wait, what was the one that started with a, like, pirate ship office building? That was good too. Oh, "Meaning of Life", right?
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Longtime Python fan here, certainly of the TV series, which I've watched straight through dozens of times. It was and is completely groundbreaking and unique, and makes you look at things in a completely different way (I can't watch news and/or documentaries seriously anymore...I always expect something ridiculous to happen). I'm not so much enamoured of the films; they weren't what the fellows did best. Nevertheless, as you say, timeless stuff, and we won't see the equal of it again.
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Posted 7/24/15

cleruninja wrote:

When I was in high school, if you watched anime, you just as certainly watched Monty Python, played Dungeons & Dragons, and owned a DOS computer you connected to BBS. All a part of "nerd" culture. So yeah, I've watched a great deal of Monty Python. It's been awhile tho. I think my favourite movie was "And Now for Something Completely Different" or wait, what was the one that started with a, like, pirate ship office building? That was good too. Oh, "Meaning of Life", right?


Yes, it was "The Meaning of Life". That segment was directed by Terry Gilliam and was a precursor of sorts to "Brazil".
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elux72 wrote:

Longtime Python fan here, certainly of the TV series, which I've watched straight through dozens of times. It was and is completely groundbreaking and unique, and makes you look at things in a completely different way (I can't watch news and/or documentaries seriously anymore...I always expect something ridiculous to happen). I'm not so much enamoured of the films; they weren't what the fellows did best. Nevertheless, as you say, timeless stuff, and we won't see the equal of it again.


MPFC may have been one of a kind, but it's just one of many fine comedy shows the Brits put out over the years. Just take a look at stuff like "Fawlty Towers", "Blackadder", "The Two Ronnies", "Spitting Image", "Mr Bean", "Little Britain", "Red Dwarf", "The Office", and "Dead Ringers" to name only a few.
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I am a big, huge fan of the Monty Python :D

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Posted 7/27/15 , edited 7/27/15
The first Python skit I ever saw was the Spanish Inquisition . I was hooked and here it is 25-30 years later and I'm still hooked. The Python Troupe ranks right up there with the "Original" Not Ready for Primetime Players, the Carry On crew and the Black Adder cast for me. None of these groups can ever be duplicated or replicated.
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Ministry of Silly Walks and Twit of the Year are probably my all-time favourite skits, they never get old!
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Posted 7/29/15

rabbitofcaerbannog wrote:


elux72 wrote:

Longtime Python fan here, certainly of the TV series, which I've watched straight through dozens of times. It was and is completely groundbreaking and unique, and makes you look at things in a completely different way (I can't watch news and/or documentaries seriously anymore...I always expect something ridiculous to happen). I'm not so much enamoured of the films; they weren't what the fellows did best. Nevertheless, as you say, timeless stuff, and we won't see the equal of it again.


MPFC may have been one of a kind, but it's just one of many fine comedy shows the Brits put out over the years. Just take a look at stuff like "Fawlty Towers", "Blackadder", "The Two Ronnies", "Spitting Image", "Mr Bean", "Little Britain", "Red Dwarf", "The Office", and "Dead Ringers" to name only a few.


Oh yes, I've seen all of those and more. I'd also add "Yes Minister" and "Yes Prime Minister" to that list. I might add that British comedy is the only thing other than anime that I watch.
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My wife and I are both huge fans of Monty Python and Black Adder. My wife likes Mr. Bean a bit more than I do.

Doctor Who is still our favorite British show.

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Posted 7/31/15
I like me some Monty Python. Flying Circus, Meaning of Life, Life of Bryan, Holy Grail.

Did anyone else play the Monty Python & the Holy Grail PC game? I did, it was a riot. It also included an animated scene which was not in the original movie, "King Brian the Wild," which was rather funny.
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Yes, I am a huge fan.

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Posted 8/30/15 , edited 8/30/15
Not sure anyone here is going to Dragon Con in Atlanta next week, but Terry Jones is going to be one of the main guests. Plus it's for the 40th anniversary for "The Holy Grail', so expect a lot of BDs to get his John Hancock.
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Posted 8/31/15
I'm very jealous of the OP. I would love to see those guys on tour.

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