TV Series | TV-14 | | Comedy
The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.
According to John Cleese, when he and the fellow Pythons were pitching the show to the BBC, they went into a meeting not having prepared anything. When asked what the show would be about and feature, they reportedly stated that the show would be a "comedy, with some skits in it", and that it would possibly feature occasional guest stars. The men got the green light from the studio mainly based on this vague pitch, and because the show would be cheap to produce, since it involved mainly studio work with a limited cast.
Blood Bank Doctor:
No. I'm sorry, but, no.
Blood Bank Doctor: No, you may not give urine instead of blood.
The Air Tube that operates Mr Tree's mouth can be seen in the profile shot, when light starts glinting off it.
In the "Royal Episode" John Cleese doesn't open with "And now for something completely different". Instead he says Queen Elizabeth II will be watching and the show begins with entirely different opening sequence and song. At the end the audience and characters stand as "God Saves the Queen" is played over end credits.
The VHS and DVD releases by A&E contain the full-length versions of the shows. Several episodes run over 30 minutes, and were subsequently edited by PBS to fit into a 30 minute time slot.
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