Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus

Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus

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The complete scripts from the four Monty Python series, first shown on BBC television between 1969 and 1974, have been collected in two companion volumes.

Characters' names, often not spoken, are given as in the original scripts, along with the names of the actual performer added on their first appearance in each sketch.

This first volume contains twenty-three classic episodes, featuring some of the most entertaining writing to have gone into television anywhere. The minister of silly walks, the dead parrot, banter in a cheese shop - here is every silly, satirical skit, every snide insult, every saucy aside.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679726470
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/28/1989
Series: Monty Python's Flying Circus Series , #1
Edition description: 1ST AMERIC
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

MONTY PYTHON was a  surreal comedy troupe from Britain who created the show Monty Python's Flying Circus, which first aired on the BBC.  Broadcast between 1969 and 1974, Flying Circus was written, and performed by its members:  John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, and  Terry Jones.  The show was groundbreaking: a stream-of-consciousness approach to sketch comedy that pushed the boundaries of what was considered acceptable on broadcast television. The Pythons experimented with form and content, injecting satire and a unique blend of sardonic wit and unabashed silliness, that attracted a cult-like fan base in the process.  The comedy team would achieve worldwide fame in the wake of Monty Python's Flying Circus, and go on to produce several critically acclaimed films, albums, books, and live shows.

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"We use only the finest baby frogs, dew picked and flown from Iraq, cleansed in the finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and then sealed in succulent Swiss quintuple and smooth treble cream milk chocolate envelope and lovingly frosted in glucose."

"That's as may be, it's still a frog."


"Dinsdale was a gentleman. And what's more, he knew how to treat a female impersonator."


"Look, my lad, I've had enough of this, That parrot is definitely deceased. And whe I bought it not half an hour ago, you assured me that its lack of movement was due to its being tires and shaged out following a long squawk."

"It's probaby pining for the fjords,"


"He is an halibut."

"You've got a pet halibut?"

"Yes, I chose him out of thousands. I didn't like the others. They wer all too flat."

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