The irreverent Monty Python comedy troupe present a series of skits which are often surreal, bawdy, uncompromising and/or tasteless, but nearly always hilarious.Written by
Murray Chapman <email@example.com>
The theme music is the opening portion of John Philip Sousa's "Liberty Bell March". Reportedly, one of the chief reasons was that it was in the public domain, meaning no royalties would have to be paid. See more »
The Air Tube that operates Mr Tree's mouth can be seen in the profile shot, when light starts glinting off it. See more »
Hello, I'm the head of the Careers Advisary Board. I wanted to be a dancer, but there you go...
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On some occasions, the opening credits do not occur until many minutes into the program -- sometimes as late as the half-way point in the show. See more »
The A&E home video VHS & DVD versions, while restoring some footage, have eliminated some as well, including:
The word "masturbation" in the "All-England Summarize Proust Competition" sketch.
Graham Chapman's abbreviated rendition of "Tonight Tonight" from "West Side Story" in the "Funny Bus Conductor" sketch.
The ending "Dad's Pooves" film from episode 38.
Dialogue from "Biggles Dictates A Letter" sketch.
A&E explains that: "All of the Monty Python[videos] available at the A&E online store were produced directly from masters that we received." And that some "rights issues" were involved in some of the cuts.
"Monty Python's Flying Circus" is a blast. Plain and simple. Seeing an episode will cause the following symptoms: Laughter, tears, jaw aches, voice-loss(all of above caused by laughter). Most will laugh, some will just sit there at its silliness. Well whoever you are, give it a try. You either love it or hate it. Me? I love it.
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