Monty Python's Flying Circus

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Monty Python's Flying Circus

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And now for something completely different: Monty Python's Flying Circus was simply the most influential comedy program television has ever seen. Five Englishmen, all working under the constraints of conventional TV shows such as The Frost Report (for which the five Englishmen wrote), gathered together with an expatriate American in the spring of 1969 to break the rules. The result, first airing on BBC-1 on October 5, 1969, has influenced countless future men and women in the media and comedy since.
Graham Chapman

Graham Chapman

Various Characters

Michael Palin

Michael Palin

Various Characters

John Cleese

John Cleese

Various Characters [ series 1 - 3, Deutsche shows & features ]

Terry Jones

Terry Jones

Various Characters

Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam

Various Characters

Eric Idle

Eric Idle

Various Characters

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  • Five Englishmen, one American, and a new show that would start an impact on world comedy.Wait, that's not it. Okay, how about a nice, quaint little show about dead parrots and exploding tellies? Okay, that's it then. Naw, just see for yourself and judge.moreless

    10
    A great TV show, changed comedy around the world, yet never did great in the States, which I think is a real shame. Could have more episodes, and John Cleese might not have left, but it is great, nonetheless. Now, I know that I tend to end my reviews early, and then just tell pointless stories to meet the requirements. And in this case, I'm still doing the same thing, so if you kept on reading this review to hear something different, you'd be a gullible I can't say that word on Tv.com because they are a bunch of total oops, my word minimum is fulfilled, bye!moreless
  • And now for something completely different....Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!....DINSDALE!

    10
    One of the funniest shows of all time. I think it inspired a wave of funny sketches and movies. It's one of those show that if you repeat a line from it, everyone will know exactly what you are talking about, like "It's just a flesh wound" or "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!". It inspired so many shows like NBC'S Saturday Night, MadTv, Little Britain, and The Goodies. It is so hysterically, hysterically funny that sometimes you wonder how they came up with a crazy show like that. And they were brave on putting some of their on the telwvision, which they knew could have been cemnsored. Monty Python is a must-see show.moreless
  • One of the greatest comedies!!

    9.9
    Monty Python's Flying Circus is one of the greatest comedies in the world. It featured such hilarity as the Dead Parrot Sketch and the Lumberjack song. The Python's have also given us two of the world's greatest comedy films, "The Life of Brian" and "The Holy Grail". When describing Monty Python I can only call it amazingly original. The Python's sketchs may often seem stupid but they are sketches that most comedians would have never thought of. Many people have tried to emulate Monty Python's unique humour but all have failed. After all, in this world there is room for only one Monty Python.moreless
  • The strangest show ever made.

    10
    I guess us Finns and those wacky Brits have a similar sense of humour. Often it doesn't make any sense, many times it contains peculiar sexual references and (full frontal) nudity. You'll either like Monty Python, or you'll hate it. It takes a certain kind of sense of humour and an ability to laugh at youself. When quoting Monty Python shows or movies in front of a bunch of people you'll either be mistaken for a loonie or laughed at; a few of us will understand what had just happened. (Consider doing this in Finnish speaking environment, as all the quotes are in English!)



    I'd recommend watching a few episodes of The Flying Circus, and finding out for yourself if you like it or not. Many won't, but a great many will!moreless
  • Saturday Night Live, take some notes...

    10
    Ah, yes, British sketch comedy. How could you not love this. Played straightlaced or silly, it's hilarious. Growing up, I mostly knew the cast members from roles they did voices for, such as Eric Idle in Transformers the Movie (one of my alltime favorite rolls of his).



    When I got into college, my acting instructor advised all of us in the class to watch this shows for guidance on how to do comedy the best way; not begging for a laugh.



    Frankly, I like how they sometimes portray the most absured parts with a straight face, not breaking characte. And the timing, oh so wonderful! Not enough people today get how important timing is in a gag/joke, something some shows like Family Guy could benefit from learning.



    If I got to perform anybody's work on TV and/or on stage, I would need a few weeks to chose because I would definetly choose from the Flying Circus library of sketches.moreless
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    70s, Classics, Sketch, Slapstick, social commentary