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Monty Python's Flying Circus 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (1969–1974)
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The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.
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4   3   2   1  
1974   1973   1972   1970   1969  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Graham Chapman ...  Various / ... 45 episodes, 1969-1974
Eric Idle ...  Various / ... 45 episodes, 1969-1974
Terry Jones ...  Various / ... 45 episodes, 1969-1974
Michael Palin ...  It's Man / ... 45 episodes, 1969-1974
Terry Gilliam ...  Various / ... 44 episodes, 1969-1974
John Cleese ...  Announcer / ... 39 episodes, 1969-1973
Carol Cleveland ...  Various / ... 31 episodes, 1969-1974
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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 <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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And now for something completely digital...

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Comedy

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Trivia

When the show debuted on PBS in 1974, they gained an unlikely fan: Fred Rogers. The star of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) was given a copy of the first season on videotape and brought it home to show to his teenage sons. Years later, his sons recalled that while Rogers hated any kind of cruel humor, he had a fondness for the absurd, and found the Dead Parrot Sketch particularly hilarious. See more »

Goofs

The Air Tube that operates Mr. Tree's mouth can be seen in the profile shot, when light starts glinting off it. See more »

Quotes

T.F. Gumby: Doctor? Doctor? DOCTOR!
[he bangs on a bell violently, eventually smashing it, as well as the desk and everything on it]
T.F. Gumby: DOCTOR! DOCTOR! DOCTOR!
Dr. Gumby: [enter Dr. Gumby] Hello!
T.F. Gumby: Are you the brain specialist?
Dr. Gumby: [thinks for a moment] Hello!
T.F. Gumby: Are you the brain specialist?
Dr. Gumby: No. No, I am not the brain specialist. No I am not. Yes! Yes I am!
T.F. Gumby: My brain hurts!
Dr. Gumby: Well, let's take a look at it, Mr. Gumby.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

In episode 23 Monty Python's Flying Circus: Scott of the Antarctic (1970), the opening segments take up so much time that the theme song doesn't play until about 20 minutes into the show. See more »

Alternate Versions

The VHS and DVD releases by A&E contain the full-length versions of the shows. Several episodes run over 30 minutes, and were previously edited by PBS to fit into a 30 minute time slot. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Raiders Minimization (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Liberty Bell
(1893) (uncredited)
Music by John Philip Sousa
Performed by The Band of the Grenadier Guards
(opening theme music)
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User Reviews

The Circus is On...

Monty Python's Flying Circus is a show with great comedy. It's so weird anything could be done in it. Like selling an albatross, or having a knight hit you with a chicken... It's so hilarious, you'll drop right off. It's a very classic show for people with British taste. The movies were good... but it never made a benchmark like the TV series did. People... get off trashy Saturday Night Live and try "Something Completely Different"!


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Country:

UK

Release Date:

5 October 1969 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (45 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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