Monty Python's Flying Circus

Season 4 Episode 1

The Golden Age of Ballooning

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Aired Unknown Oct 31, 1974 on BBC
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The Golden Age of Ballooning
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The Golden Age of Ballooning: Ep. 1 The Beginnings, The Montgolfier brothers pioneer hot air flight, try to wash, Mr. Bartlett comes to visit; animation- brothers washing; Ep. 2 The Montgolfier Brothers in Love, Louis the ??teenth comes to visit and steal the balloon plans; Ep. 3 The Great Day for France, court of George the Third; end credits; Norwegian party political broadcast; Ep. 6 Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin shows his balloon to dignitaries `It's not a balloon! It's a Zeppelin!'; the drawing and sitting rooms of a small German house; Golden Age of Colonic Irrigation; The Mill on the Floss: Part 1 Ballooning.moreless

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  • Well, i just felt like reviewing this because i saw this the other night while channel surfing.

    6.2
    The other night, my sister and i were going to watch a movie special on TV, but got the air dates mixed up, so we watched monty python instead, it was this episode, and we were bursting our butts laughing!



    PROS:

    1) I loved the way they overused the words "Golden age of ballooning."

    2) I love the way whenever there would be chase scenes, they would bring in a projector and a screen to show it. That was pretty funny. =P

    3) We couldn't stop laughing when they had an ad somewhat like this: "Call now and you'll get a free 'golden age of ballooning' book, and if you also call for a 'golden age of ballooning' book, we will also give you a free large model frog!" XD



    CONS: 1) I didn't like the whole old fashioned kinda theme.

    2) I also didn't like the whole Louis XVI thing as much as i hoped.



    Yeah! Pretty funny!moreless
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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • King George III did not go mad in 1800. He lost his mind sometime between 1810 and 1811. The cause is not certain, but attributed to either the death of his youngest and favorite daughter, Princess Amelia, or arsenic poisoning of the king. 1811 was the year he had been declared permanently insane and locked away in Windsor Castle.

    • The narrator opens the "Zeppelin" sketch saying it takes place in 1908, but at the sketch's end, the same voice says this occurred in 1900.

    • Twice Joseph Montgolfier says the year is 1783, but when the scene shifted to the Court of George III, the caption reads 1781. It seems the Pythons (like "King Louis XIV") had a long journey from, uh, France—and miscounted.

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    • For the fourth series the opening and closing titles were shortened from Monty Python's Flying Circus to Monty Python. The show also moved over to BBC-2.

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