Monty Python's Flying Circus

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Postby Pallando » Tue Jul 17, 2001 3:20 pm

I know it's not a movie, but it's Non-Tolkien, so...anybody here seen any of the episodes. I just bought the DVD Set 3, and it's great. It has the Ministry of Silly Walks, Spanish Inquisition, Dinsdale Hedgehog, Ethel the Frog, and all kinds of other sketches. Thoughts and recommendations anyone?<BR><BR>Pallando
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Postby 1OfThe9 » Tue Jul 17, 2001 4:08 pm

Ministry of silly walks is definitely one of the funniest sketches I've ever seen. Cleese is superb.
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Postby Lumina » Tue Jul 17, 2001 6:53 pm

First, an appeal for sanity from the Reverend Arthur Belling:<BR><BR>There are many people in the country today who, through no fault of their own, are sane. Some of them were born sane, some of them became sane later in their lives. It is up to people like you and me, who are out of our tiny little minds, to try and help these people overcome their sanity. You can start in small ways with ping-pong ball eyes and a funny voice; and then you can paint half of your body red and the other half green; and then you can jump up and down in a bowl of treacle going 'squawk, squawk, squawk...'; and then you can go 'Neurhhh! Neurhh!'; and then you can roll around on the floor going 'pting pting pting'... <BR><BR><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Have you watched the Penguin on the Television sketch yet? One of my personal favourites:<BR><BR>Pepperpot 1: Penguins don't come from next door, they come from the Antarctic!<BR>Pepperpot 2: BURMA!!!<BR>Pepperpot 1: What'd you say that for?<BR>Pepperpot 2: I panicked.<BR><BR>Unfortunately, I'm not lucky enough to own the Flying Circus on DVD<BR><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0>... yet! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>)<BR><BR>If you're looking for still more Python (or Python-inspired silliness), try http://www.stone-dead.asn.au/!
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Postby goatboy » Tue Jul 17, 2001 8:24 pm

I have a book set of all of the scripts from the series. Everything's there: Spanish Inquisition, Pet Shop sketch, the Lumberjack sketch, everything. They read as funny they watch!
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Postby FoolofaTook » Tue Jul 17, 2001 9:10 pm

I haven't bought any of the Python DVD collections yet. I eventually will buy them all at once. I have The Life of Brian Criterion Collection and And Now for Something Completely Different on DVD.<BR>Python is great, I am so pleased to see so many Python references on this site. It is definitely a sign of extreme intelligence and sense of humor.
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Postby Túor » Wed Jul 18, 2001 7:08 am

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! Our chief elemnt is surprise and fear. Our to main elements are surprise fear and ruthlessnes. Our three main elements are surprise, fear, ruthlessness and an almost insane devotion to the pope. Our four main, no wait, I'll come again.<BR><BR>I LOVE MONTY PYTHON!!! That ist the funniest ever. The movies are goo as well.<BR>By the way has anyone here seen Blackadder?
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Postby Almacundo/*Auirandos » Wed Jul 18, 2001 10:47 am

I agree with FoolofaTook, that being a fan of MPFC is a sign of extreme intelligence! (Pat myself on the back)<BR><BR>One of my fondest memories is of the sketch of the housing estate built by hypnosis, by fictional characters, and the Marcel Proust game-show.
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Postby Carnimiriel » Wed Jul 18, 2001 11:26 am

I've seen Black Adder! Love it. Sort of like Monty Python but ruder, for those of you who haven't. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Starring Rowan Atkinson.
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Postby Lumina » Wed Jul 18, 2001 7:20 pm

Tally-ho, pip-pip, yippedy-dip and zing-zang spillip! Looking forward to bullying orf for the final chucka?<BR><BR>Of course I've seen Blackadder!!! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> No self-respecting Python fan should be allowed to miss it! I like the Georgian ones best (because of Hugh Laurie's prince George - "oh, Hurrah!"), but WWII and Elizabethan come close! <BR><BR>Melchett (Stephen Fry): Grey, I suspect, Majesty.<BR><BR>Queenie (Miranda Richardson): I think you'll find it was orange, Lord Melchett.<BR><BR>Melchett: Grey is more usual mam.<BR><BR>Queenie: Who's queen ?<BR><BR>Melchett: (resuming) As you say Majesty, there were these magnificent <i>orange</i> elephants which were coming.... <BR><BR><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Túor » Thu Jul 19, 2001 3:48 am

<br><br><< <i>I know who you are! You are Merlin the Happy pig!!</i> >><br><br><BR>Quote from the Episode Beer.
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Postby gladrieltook » Thu Aug 02, 2001 11:01 am

<i>i don't want to get on the cart!</i><BR><BR>Monty Python and The Holy Grail kicks<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>KING AURTHER: old woman<BR>VILLAGER: Man<BR>KA: old man<BR>V:i'm 37!<BR>Ka:what?<BR>v:i'm 37. i'm not old<BR>ka:well i can't just call you man<BR>v: you could've called me Denis<BR>ka: i didn't know you were called denis.<BR>v: well you didn't bother to ask did you? you see, my problem is that you immedietly treat me as an inferior<BR>ka: well i am king<BR>v: oh king, very nice<BR><BR>the dead parrot skit(fc) is funny too<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Sebastianthepox » Thu Aug 02, 2001 5:00 pm

TONIGHT! On modern, steam-driven television in our town .... "Hair by Mr Bean of London"! YEEEEAAAA!!!<BR><BR>OK, so it's not Blackadder, but it's still Rowan Atkinson. (Next best thing to the Pythons.
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Postby Rodia » Fri Aug 03, 2001 4:57 am

They are immortal, aren't they!<BR><BR>How many Python threads on this board yet?<BR><BR><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I say three (or four) cheers for the Montys.
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Postby dudalb » Fri Aug 03, 2001 12:25 pm

I love "The Argument Bureau" and "The Staff meeting of the philosopy Department of the University of Watermaloo".<BR>"Rene Descart was a drunken Fart....I drink therefore I am!"<BR>And add "The World's Funniest Joke" and "The Blancmange from Outer Space" episodes to that list.
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Postby dudalb » Fri Aug 03, 2001 12:26 pm

And I urge those who have only seen "THe Holy Grail" to rent the tapes or DVD of the TV show and discover the rest of the crazy world of Monty Python.
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Postby Lembas » Mon Aug 06, 2001 9:11 pm

I'm up to DVD set number 4,which covers the second half of season 2 and has such gems as "Archeology Today" with the great line by John Cleese-"I'll do what I like,because I'm 6 foot 5,and I eat punks like you for breakfast!" <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Also in the set,the Bruces(gooday,Bruce!),Sgt. Ducky's song,Spam and the Atilla the Hun Show! Great stuff!
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