Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)

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The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.

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  • John Cleese and Michael Palin in Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)
  • John Cleese in Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)
  • Graham Chapman in Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)
  • Eric Idle in Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)
  • Eric Idle in Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)
  • Terry Jones and Michael Palin in Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)

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Cast & Crew

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Creators:

Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese

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Did You Know?

Trivia

After three seasons of 13 episodes each, John Cleese refused to return for a fourth because he believed the show was becoming repetitious and had run out of ideas. The rest of the cast only managed to produce a final fourth season of just six episodes without ... ...


Quotes

Announcer: And now... one more minute of "Monty Python's Flying Circus".


Goofs

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


Crazy Credits

Episode 41 "Michael Ellis" begins with the opening theme song, followed by a screen that says "THE END," followed by the end credits, and then the show begins. This was to allow the unusual ending of that particular episode which would have been ruined by the closing credits.


Alternate Versions

The A&E home video VHS & DVD versions, while restoring some footage, have eliminated some as well, including:

  • The word "masturbation" in the "All-England Summarize Proust Competition" sketch.
  • Graham Chapman's abbreviated rendition of "Tonight Tonight" from "West Side Story" in the "Funny Bus Conductor" sketch.
  • The ending "Dad's Pooves" film from episode 38.
  • Dialogue from "Biggles Dictates A Letter" sketch.
  • A&E explains that: "All of the Monty Python[videos] available at the A&E online store were produced directly from masters that we received." And that some "rights issues" were involved in some of the cuts.


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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Comedy

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