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Monty Python's Flying Circus, Disc 2

Monty Python's Flying Circus, Disc 2 Lowest new price: $22.38
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MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS SET.1-VOL.2

Once upon a time, six unruly schoolboys found that the BBC was giving money to people with rather ridiculous ideas for shows. Thus was born Monty Python's Flying Circus, easily the most ridiculous show in the history of television. In episode 4, "Owl-Stretching Time," no owls are actually stretched or harmed in any way, but Terry Jones tries to undress on the beach ("It's a Man's Life Taking Off Your Clothes in Public"), Arthur Lemming of the BDA foils a dastardly plot ("It's a Man's Life in the British Dental Association"), and John Cleese barks instructions to a class learning to defend themselves against assailants armed with fresh fruit. The transitions and flow are still a little choppy and their writing not quite up to the levels of future seasons, but the essential mix of anarchy, inanity, and outrageousness is all there in classic sketches, running gags, and Python's ever-popular penchant for deflating figures of authority. As Monty Python got into the groove of absurdity on a weekly schedule, they began creating some of their most memorable characters. Gumby is one such figure, a screaming idiot in knickers and a handkerchief on his head. It seems so fitting that he would make his first appearance in "Man's Identity Crisis at the Latter Half of the Twentieth Century" (a.k.a. episode 5), albeit in a primitive form (if that's not an oxymoron). But no, that's not enough for the Pythons, who pack this episode with the extremely silly Confuse a Cat, the not-quite-as-silly Erotic Film highlights, and the slightly-more-silly John Cleese interviewing not-quite-so-silly Graham Chapman for a management training course with questions a public-school education never prepared him for. Episode 6, "It's the Arts," features the ever-popular Dull Life of a City Stockbroker, Graham Chapman as an insane (and very loud) American film producer, and a lovely assortment of treats from the Whizzo Chocolate Company (their specialty is Crunchy Frog, but I hear the Anthrax Ripple is also quite good). These episodes are light on favorite skits but exhibit a confidence in the free-association logic that became the hallmark of the show. --Sean Axmaker

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  • This volume contains ample duck, Cat and Lizard, Clocks Smuggled Directly From Switzerland, erotic film, the finest crunchy raw unboned real dead frog, Excerpts From The Dull Life Of A City Stockbroker, a very silly job interview, Scotsman On A Horse, The Flemish Masters Of The Renaissance, a man undressing in public, self-defense against fresh fruit and Secret Service Denistry. Format: DVD MOV

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Monty Python Live!

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More madcap shenanigans from the chaps whose "Flying Circus" still goes full tilt. Spontaneity rules when their anything-can-happen antics are captured live during appearances at the Hollywood Bowl and the Aspen Comedy Festival. A highlight is the infamou

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Monty Python's Flying Circus, Disc 5

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A&E's release of the full Monty (Python, that is) continues on disc 5 with the first three episodes from the classic BBC series' second season. Episode 14 is typically silly stuff, but with the entrance of John Cleese as a ranking official in the Ministry of Silly Walks, it becomes one for the Python pantheon. This signature sketch is topped by Ethel the Frog's profile of the Piranha brothers, Doug and Dinsdale, whose reign of violence (such as nailing people's heads to the table) and sarcasm terrorized England. Bravo for Terry Jones as Inspector Harry "Snapper" Organs from Q Division, whose "bewildering series of disguises" includes an appearance as Sancho Panza from Man of La Mancha for which he earns a "right panning" from the Bath Chronicle. Episode 15 introduces another bit of classic Pythonia, The Spanish Inquisition, for whom soft cushions and a comfy chair are the ill-advised agents of torture. In addition to such loony diversions as a semaphore version of Wuthering Heights, this episode brilliantly subverts television convention for a sketch in which a clueless chap (Graham Chapman) is recruited to play the part of straight man, but is not given the punch line. Episode 16 takes off with a sketch in which aspiring pilot Terry Jones gets some very silly flying lessons from a wire-suspended Graham Chapman ("Up on the table, arms out, fingers together, knees bent... now flap your arms...."). A highlight of this episode is a profile of poet Ewan McTeagle (Jones again), the freeloading author of the epic verse "Can I Have 50 Pounds to Mend the Shed." Other amusing bits include Eric Idle as a psychiatrist milkman on his rounds, and Michael Palin as the increasingly unsettled host of It's the Mind, who is sure he has relived this episode devoted to déjà vu. --Donald Liebenson

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  • Contains The Ministry of Silly Walks, a New Cooker, The Piranha Brothers, Jokes and Novelties, an emormous hedgehog saying "Dinsdale?", The Semaphore Version of "Wuthering Hieghts," soft cushions and a comfy chair, Flying Lessons, A Psychiatrist Milkman, The Poet McTeagle and Deja Vu. Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: TELEVISION Age: 733961700480 UPC: 733961700480 Manufacturer No:

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Monty Python's Flying Circus: Set 3, Episodes 14-19

Monty Python's Flying Circus: Set 3, Episodes 14-19 Lowest new price: $74.95
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What do you do for an encore after confounding the general public with something completely different? Simple: give them something more completely different, from a semaphore version of Wuthering Heights to the last meeting of the Society for Putting Things on Top of Other Things (you were expecting the Spanish Inquisition?). This two-volume set contains for the first time on DVD in chronological order the first six episodes from Monty Python's second season. No sophomore slump here. Episodes 14-19, which originally aired in 1970, contain the signature Python sketches The Ministry of Silly Walks and The Spanish Inquisition. Also in the Python pantheon are the documentary about The Piranha Brothers and their reign of violence and sarcasm, The Architect Sketch, and the scandalous game show Blackmail. While the sketches, filmed bits, and Terry Gilliam animations are enduringly silly, Monty Python's Flying Circus remains a loony marvel in the way it shattered television convention. In Episode 15, a clueless Graham Chapman character is recruited to be the straight man in a sketch, but is not given the punch line. In the same show, the dreaded, but tardy, Spanish Inquisition races to make its entrance before the closing credits run their course. All three volumes are indispensable for Python completists. --Donald Liebenson

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  • Contains episodes 14-19 from Season 2 of Monty Python s Flying Circus No one expects the Spanish Inquisition! True enough. But then again, no one expects a Ministry of Silly Walks, a semaphore version of Wuthering Heights , or a Vigilante Bishop, either. But Monty Python s chief weapon is surprise. And silliness. Their two weapons are surprise and silliness. And men in drag. Their three weapons ar

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Monty Python Live: One Down Five to Go [Blu-ray]

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Author: MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY): ONE DOWN FIVE TO GO

Deluxe Collector's Edition containing the DVD (NTSC/Region 0, Blu-ray (All Region) and two CD audio of the show (exclusive to this box) packaged in a 60 page 12 inch square hardback book. The reunion of the Monty Python team on stage for the first time in over 30 years, and for the last time ever, was the most anticipated production of 2014. Filmed live on July 20th on the final night of the run of ten sold out performances at The O2 in London, Monty Python Live (mostly) One Down Five to Go sees the five surviving members - John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin together with Carol Cleveland, perform many of their classic sketches and much-loved songs. The show also encompasses film inserts from Monty Python s Flying Circus, Terry Gilliam s iconic animations, outrageous dance routines by an ensemble of twenty and a fantastic live orchestra. The show cements the Python s reputation as the most influential comedy group of all time and, more importantly, still one of the funniest. Monty Python Live (mostly) One Down Five to Go is the ultimate Monty Python show.

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Monty Python Live At The Hollywood Bowl

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Extraordinarily Deluxe Three-Disc Edition) by Graham Chapman

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Extraordinarily Deluxe Three-Disc Edition) by Graham Chapman Lowest new price: $36.87
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Prior to 2015 Release Synopsis: Once in a lifetime there comes a motion picture that changes the whole history of motion pictures. A picture so stunning in its effect, so vast in its impact that it profoundly affects the lives of those who see it. That picture might well be MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL, and this we promise is definitely, positively its very last and ultimate edition. Re-mastered for Blu-ray high definition standards with picture and sound so clear that, as King Arthur and his Knights search for the Holy Grail, you can experience every severed limb, killer rabbit, coconut and shrubbery as never before. 2015 Release Synopsis: Once in a lifetime there comes a motion picture that changes the whole history of motion pictures. A picture so stunning in its effect, so vast in its impact that it profoundly affects the lives of those who see it. MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL might well be that motion picture. In celebration of its 40th Anniversary milestone, immerse yourse

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Monty Python: The Other British Invasion

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As hard as it is to imagine, there was a world before Monty Python. And just like any other great historical epoch the Jurassic Period, the Age of Chivalry, The Dawn of Disco scholars have invested hundreds of hours examining the Rise of Python: that brief shining moment before the world knew how brilliant buffoonery could be.

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Before the Flying Circus: Rare vintage footage and interviews trace the pre-Monty Python influences that honed the wit of the future Pythons and shaped their destinies as the world's most innovative comedy partnership.

Monty Python Conquers America: This is the story of the OTHER British invasion the funny one. Monty Python's astonishing American success was due as much to the passion of well-placed fans as it was to a string of absurdly lucky breaks. Being really, REALLY funny helped some, too. Featuring interviews with the Pythons, Hank Azaria, Jimmy Fallon, David Hyde Pierce, and others.

And now for something completely different, unless you own the Spiny Norman-sized The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus Collector's Edition Megaset, which includes this pair of authoritative, entertaining, and not at all silly 2008 documentaries as bonus features. Before the Flying Circus is present at the creation, chronicling the formative years of John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Terry Gilliam, and how they met, formed creative partnerships, and developed their singular comic voice. Monty Python Conquers America follows the troupe's long and winding road to the States and acknowledges the unsung heroes in the Python story, the tenacious marketing reps and risk-taking public television execs (Luke and Owen Wilson's father among them) and radio djs and program directors who helped to unleash upon unsuspecting citizens the troupe that conventional wisdom said was too crazy, too eccentric, too British, and too silly to be a success here. Both programs eschew the usual bits to present rarely seen footage. Before boasts a treasure trove of clips of pre-Python projects, such as the loony children's show Do Not Adjust Your Set. Conquers contains priceless home-movie glimpses of fledgling Python-mania as well as new interviews with the Montys and some admirers, including Hank Azaria, David Hyde Pierce, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Judd Apatow, and Carl Reiner. For passionate Pythoneers and the uninitiated who may be wondering what's all this then, The Other British Invasion is an invaluable addition to the Python canon. --Donald Liebenson

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Monty Python's Holy Trinity: Monty Python And the Holy Grail / Monty Python's: Life of Brian / Monty Python's: The Meaning of Life [NON-USA Format / PAL / Region B [Blu-Ray] Import - Australia]

Monty Python's Holy Trinity: Monty Python And the Holy Grail / Monty Python's: Life of Brian / Monty Python's: The Meaning of Life [NON-USA Format / PAL / Region B [Blu-Ray] Import - Australia] Lowest new price: $42.70

Few Comedy troupes ever flouted logic raised eyebrows or defied good taste quite like Monty Python. But if their classic television series (Monty Python Flying Circus") redefined humour ...


Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Extraordinarily Deluxe Three-Disc Edition) by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Extraordinarily Deluxe Three-Disc Edition) by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Lowest new price: $28.07
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