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Old 08-26-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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I was in the library and saw a DVD of John Cleese's favorite Monty Python's Flying Circus skits. I checked it out and I have to say it is a different type of humor, but also must admit I laughed. Any Monty Python fans here? I have never seen any of their movies but would like to see some now.
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........ and now for something completely different.................
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My absolute favorite comedy troupe of all time.
I have the complete TV series on DVD (which I bought to replace my home-recorded VHS tapes).

Their humor tends to be so bizarre that I feel it's essentially timeless.
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And then you can slide into the Fawlty Towers series........
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I was in the library and saw a DVD of John Cleese's favorite Monty Python's Flying Circus skits. I checked it out and I have to say it is a different type of humor, but also must admit I laughed. Any Monty Python fans here? I have never seen any of their movies but would like to see some now.

Two of their best sketches ever: The Black Knight Fight and the Dead Parrot sketch. Don't miss these two - google them.
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Check out "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". On a laughs per frame basis, probably the funniest movie ever.
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Watched it all through college, as did most of us...still makes me laugh.
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It's probably not so in the US, but growing up in the UK in the 70's and 80's, I imagine every class had a smart and slightly annoying kid who incessantly quoted Monty Python. I know ours did
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And then you can slide into the Fawlty Towers series........
Loved Fawlty Towers! No matter how many times I watch the episodes, Cleese still makes me laugh.
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Loved Fawlty Towers! No matter how many times I watch the episodes, Cleese still makes me laugh.
Oh don't worry about him - he's just a little man from Barcelona.

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And, for a bit of culture, may I recommend Spamalot?
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Another of my favorites, Mrs. Premise and Mrs. Conclusion in the laundromat, discussing burying cats, killing budgies, and eventually get into an argument about Jean-Paul Sartre.

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thanks for starting this thread, David1961. I have to go get a tissue I'm laughing so hard!
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Yeah, great stuff. If you google "Monty Python sketches," as I did, you'll see a hundred of them -- testament in itself to how beloved the troup is.

Here's one of my favorites. The segment from 2:40 always kills me.


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When people here start doing the "yes it is"/"no it's not" stuff, I often link to the Monty Python Argument skit. One of my favorites.

The best movies by Python members or the whole bunch (in order of my admittedly off-center tastes) are:

Holy Grail
Yellowbeard (I think MichaelB likes this one too)
The Meaning of Life
A Fish Called Wanda
Life of Brian
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Time Bandits.

And if you're discovering this brand of British humo(u)r for the first time, check out the Blackadder series. In order is best.
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It's probably not so in the US, but growing up in the UK in the 70's and 80's, I imagine every class had a smart and slightly annoying kid who incessantly quoted Monty Python. I know ours did
Oh, not so! In high school & college (in Ohio during that same time period) myself and a couple of friends would often launch into the dialog of some Python movie scene or another. Occasionally, I still do.

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Two of their best sketches ever: The Black Knight Fight and the Dead Parrot sketch. Don't miss these two - google them.
My vote for top 2 are Dead Parrot sketch & Lumberjack Song.

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