Monty Python's Flying Circus

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Title: Monty Python's Flying Circus

Genre: Comedy

First aired: 1969-10-05

Creator: Ian MacNaughton, John Howard Davies

Cast: Eric Idle, Connie Booth, Terry Jones, Ian Davidson, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Carol Cleveland

Overview: Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows were composed of surreality, risqué or innuendo-laden humour, sight gags and observational sketches without punchlines. It also featured animations by Terry Gilliam, often sequenced or merged with live action. The first episode was recorded on 7 September and broadcast on 5 October 1969 on BBC One, with 45 episodes airing over four series from 1969 to 1974, plus two episodes for German TV. The show often targets the idiosyncrasies of British life, especially that of professionals, and is at times politically charged. The members of Monty Python were highly educated. Terry Jones and Michael Palin are Oxford University graduates; Eric Idle, John Cleese, and Graham Chapman attended Cambridge University; and American-born member Terry Gilliam is an Occidental College graduate. Their comedy is often pointedly intellectual, with numerous erudite references to philosophers and literary figures. The series followed and elaborated upon the style used by Spike Milligan in his ground breaking series Q5, rather than the traditional sketch show format. The team intended their humour to be impossible to categorise, and succeeded so completely that the adjective "Pythonesque" was invented to define it and, later, similar material.
 

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For you Monty Python fans out there, you should be able to findMonty Python Live (mostly)in the usual places.

Haven't watched it yet, but I'm sure it's quite hilarious.
 

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Bit of a thread necro, but I didn't find anything for what I wanted to post nor did I want to make a new thread when there was this one available at least...

Monty Python's Flying Circus | Netflix is now available for those in the US.
 

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Awesome thanks for the heads up.
 
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