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    fastfilm

    [41]Nov 16, 2005
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    I love the fact that a third of the audience seen in the "Live at the Hollywood Bowl" Python film has the Gumby twirled hankerchiefs on their heads.
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    TheDiamondDog

    [42]Nov 19, 2005
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    Those were some dedicated fans. Dedicated fans.

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    thexspaz

    [43]Nov 19, 2005
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    Hahaha!!!!! Are you serious?! That's f-in' hilarious!!!! I would do it.....but that's just me.
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    sistermt

    [44]Nov 20, 2005
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    If the twirled hankerchief is too much, why not just settle with using an aftershave called semprini.......
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    HelloStuart

    [45]Nov 20, 2005
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    TheDiamondDog wrote:
    Those were some dedicated fans. Dedicated fans.


    You gotta remember that back then it was actually cool to like Python. Oh, the good ol' days...
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    thexspaz

    [46]Nov 23, 2005
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    Yeah.....all my friends think it's weird that I like Python, they say "In a month you're gonna say to yourself 'I can't beleive i liked Monty Python'" Which I think is highly untrue...but ya never know.
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    TheDiamondDog

    [47]Nov 28, 2005
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    SOme of my friends have never heard of it, but the ones who know about it are the white, hippie like, punk, protester kids. They can quote for sh!t.

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    sistermt

    [48]Nov 28, 2005
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    Thats the power of quotes.
    I have to wonder whether the shows around now that quote for quotes sake will still be remembered in fourty years time.
    Recent Uk examples:
    Little Britain - "I want that one" & "I dont like it"
    The Fast Show - "OOhhh! Suits you, sir!
    & the Mary Whitehouse Experience-
    "Thats you, that is"[/i}

    At the moment , my Python quote is from the Blancmange winning Episode - Michael palin as the Jewish figure
    [i]
    "And they want to put the licence fee up???"

    For some reason , it still applies today.
    Followed by the subtle & sublime

    "Here is a reminder about leaving your radio on during the night.**Pause**
    Leave your radio on during the night."

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    fastfilm

    [49]Nov 28, 2005
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    ~~warning, pretentious intellectual OT tangent~~
    You never know what or even how humor is going to be remembered. Aristophones wrote satyrical comedies 2,400 years ago, that we only have by chance archeology. Luckily the humor spans the ages. Lewis Carroll's "Alice In Wonderland" and "Through The Looking Glass" are funny enough for modern readers to chuckle bemusedly, but are laced with humor from the context of its own era that may be semi-lost on today's folks. Example, the caterpillar smoking a hookah intoning "And a-whooooo are yoooooou?" would have been a joke to Lewis' contemporaries comparable to the advertising slogan "Where's the beef?" that made people laugh a while back. Apparently even the House of Lords and British courts collapsed in laughter when peers and solicitors would answer legal questions with just "And who are you!?!"

    To actually answer the implied question, Python will be remembered and appreciated far, far better than most because they were true to their over-educated selves' senses of humour, and made a specific efforts NOT to be so topical (probably OD'ed on working on "TWTWTW.") It will remain universal and enjoyable for all through the ages, not dated except for costumes, as revered as much as screwball comedic films of the 1930s, Jonathon Swift novels and essays, and the best skits on SNL.
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    TheDiamondDog

    [50]Dec 3, 2005
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    I'm mad cause BBC America ON DEMAND isn't airing the Pyhton specials like in the beginning of the year.

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    W-B

    [51]Dec 5, 2005
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    Hmmm. Have to wonder if BBC America's winding down the showing of Python because of its returning to PBS come next year . . .
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    historylover20

    [52]Dec 8, 2005
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    My favorite Python is Michael. My favorite sketch? That's harder.

    The one sketch that, to me, just screams "Monty Python" is the Dead Parrot. I love that one. I also love "Ministry of Silly Walks." I love the Penguin of the Telly just because I love the line "Intercourse the Penguin!"

    I also love the bad World War II pilot banter from series 5. "Banter's not the same slowed down. " "Cabbage Crates coming up the briny!" "No, don't understand it at all!"

    I just love Python so much!

    Kat
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    TheDiamondDog

    [53]Dec 10, 2005
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    My mom loves Micheal. And my hair stylist too. But not cause he is funny.

    There are really so many great skits.

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    fastfilm

    [54]Dec 11, 2005
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    Favorite Franglais Python moments: Les Garcons de La Plage, Les Moutons qui volent et dit "baa baa", et La Poof Celebre!
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    sistermt

    [55]Dec 11, 2005
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    Je vous presente Jean-Paul Zapapathique.

    Que? Ou est les voyageurs????


    But at least the sheep are being put to good use. Unlike the mouse problem.
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    fastfilm

    [56]Dec 12, 2005
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    why, do you find yourself craving a bit of cheese then?
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    sistermt

    [57]Dec 14, 2005
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    You know, the old favorites:
    Brie, Camembert, Cheddar

    or Gouda if you're on the harder stuff.
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    janey_27

    [58]Jan 8, 2006
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    I love this thread!
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    TheDiamondDog

    [59]Jan 15, 2006
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    janey_27 wrote:
    I love this thread!


    Yeah. And I was gonna say something, but forgot.

    Oh, are you a Freakazoid fan Janey? I really miss that show. Its so funny.

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    fastfilm

    [60]Jan 15, 2006
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    I miss "Animaniacs" and "Pinky & The Brain." I think they both had moments worthy of Pythonian humor.
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