Monty Python's Flying Circus

BBC (ended 1974)




Episode Guide

  • Season 4
    • Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python
      Steve Martin introduces this 75-minute retrospective honoring the group's 20th anniversary.
    • Monty Python's Meaning of Life
    • Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
      The Pythons perform some of their most memorable sketches live at the Hollywood Bowl in September 1980.
    • Monty Python's Life of Brian
      Crazyness ensues (in true Monty Python style) for a young man named Brian, born in the manger next to Jesus, when he is mistaken for the Messiah by a group of radicals and must save his people from Roman oppression.
    • 12/5/74

      The final regular episode features the most awful families in Britain, Icelandic Honey Week(but it's not really from Iceland), a man bleeding to death because he can't fill out his doctor's form, an appeal on behalf of rich people with nothing wrong with them, a woman who can't finish sentences, the Walking Tree of Dahome, and the legendary batsmen of the Kalahari.

    • Mr. Neutron
      Episode 5

      The love of a megalomaniac from outer space and a common housewife is threatened by his desire to rule the world and the man who can capture him, Teddy Salad. But the real threat comes from the BBC, where the budget can not afford the explosive ending at all.

    • Hamlet
      Episode 4

      Hamlet talking to several psychiatrists, a look at comfortable chairs, a couple in bed with her father, Mrs. Gorilla and Mrs. Non-Gorilla, and Queen Victorias talking about soccer feature in this episode.

    • 11/14/74

      A preview of several new shows, RAF banter, an Indian as a TV remote, 'woody' sounding words, show jumping to Broadway musicals, a black and white minstrel show, and Ben-Hur, and the romantic phase of World War II are featured in this episode.

    • Michael Ellis
      Episode 2

      A man has several adventures at a department store while buying an ant and returning it. The name Michael Ellis is prominently featured, though we really never know why.

    • 10/31/74

      Series four begins with the Montgolfier brothers having a really good wash, stolen balloon plans, a Norwegian party political broadcast, Count von Zeppelin, and the Golden Age of Colonic Irrigation. Also, The Golden Age of Ballooning.

  • Season 3
  • Season 2
  • Season 1