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Monty Python (also collectively known as The Pythons) were a British surreal comedy group who created their sketch comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus, which first aired on the BBC in 1969. Forty-five episodes were made over four series. The Python phenomenon developed from the television series into something larger in scope and impact, including touring stage shows, films, numerous albums, several books, and musicals. The Pythons' influence on comedy has been compared to the Beatles' influence on music. Their sketch show has been referred to as "not only one of the more enduring icons of 1970s British popular culture, but also an important moment in the evolution of television comedy."
Broadcast by the BBC between 1969 and 1974, Monty Python's Flying Circus was conceived, written, and performed by its members Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Loosely structured as a sketch show, but with an innovative stream-of-consciousness approach, aided by Gilliam's animation, it pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable in style and content. A self-contained comedy team responsible for both writing and performing their work, the Pythons had creative control which allowed them to experiment with form and content, discarding rules of television comedy. Following their television work, they began making films, which include Holy Grail (1975), Life of Brian (1979) and The Meaning of Life (1983). Their influence on British comedy has been apparent for years, while in North America, it has coloured the work of cult performers from the early editions of Saturday Night Live through to more recent absurdist trends in television comedy. "Pythonesque" has entered the English lexicon as a result.
In a 2005 poll of over 300 comics, comedy writers, producers and directors throughout the English-speaking world to find "The Comedian's Comedian", three of the six Pythons members were voted by fellow comedians and comedy insiders to be among the top 50 greatest comedians ever: Cleese at No. 2, Idle at No. 21, and Palin at No. 30.
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- The Castle Aaargh / The End
- Teach Yourself Heath
- The Knights Who Say "Ni!"
- The Bridge of Death
- Interview With Filmmaker Carl French
- Executive CD Edition Addendum
- The Tale of Sir Lancelot: At Swamp Castle
- Tim, the Enchanter / A Shakespearean Critique
- The Tale of Sir Robin
- "A Foul-Tempered Rabbit"
- Executive CD Edition Announcement
- "The Quest for the Holy Grail"
- Another Executive CD Edition Announcement
- Live From the Parking Lot at the Silbury Hill Theatre
- The Story of the Film So Far
- The Castle of Louis De Lombard: "A Strange Person"
- Bomb Scare
- "Bring Out Your Dead"
- King Arthur and the "Old Woman": A Lesson in Anarcho-Syndicated Commune Living
- Tour of the Classic Silbury Hill Theatre
- "A Witch?"
- Live Broadcast From London: Premiere of the Film
- A Lesson in Logic
- Narration From the Silbury Hill Gentlemen's Room / "You're Using Coconuts"
- The Galaxy Song
- Introduction to the Executive CD Edition
- Part Six: The Autumn Years
- Mr. Creosote