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"Monty Python" Legend Terry Jones Passes Away, Age 77

When Python made its debut in 1969, Jones already worked writing and performing sketches with the remaining Pythons in Gilliam, Palin, Eric Idle, John Cleese, and Graham Chapman on shows like The Frost Report (1966), Twice a Fortnight, and Do Not Adjust Your Set (1967).Among the most beloved characters Jones brought to the screen in Python[...]

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"Monty Python" 50 Years of Contemporary Relevance [OPINION]

The stories and sketches Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam have heavily influenced generaations.Every 10 years, Monty Python reunites to tell and retell their stories about pitching the idea to the BBC, creative process of the television series, and shooting the films The last time the six were[...]


Netflix Has the Entire Monty Python Catalogue, Will Launch Later This Year

The streaming service giant has acquired the entire Python catalogue of films, Flying Circus episodes, and various live performances and will be launching them sometime later this year.[caption id="attachment_752780" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit: Netflix[/caption]The UK and Canada Netflix subscribers will actually get access to everything on April 15th (at least according to Deadline), but the US won't[...]

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On This Day In Pop Culture For March 29

Great stuff here!Today's Birthdays include Cy Young athlete  (1867), James E Casey founder of the United Parcel Service (1888), Pearl Bailey performer (1918), Sam Walton founder of Walmart (1918), Eric Idle actor/comedian (1943), Walt "Clyde" Frazier athlete  (1945), Brendan Gleeson actor (1955), Christopher Lambert actor (1957), Amy Sedaris actress/comedian (1961), Billy Beane athlete/MLB executive (1962), John Popper musician (1967), Lucy Lawless actress (1968)[gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="629273,629287,629282,629284,629275,629286,629271,629272,629269,629270,629277,629278"]A special Happy Birthday to Top Cow founder and artist extraordinaire Marc Silvestri! (1959)[gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="629279,629280"]Lets end today some Eric Idle greatness.[...]

Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go – The Perils Of High-Def

 And before the Pythons themselves appear, we’re treated to the first of many lavishly costumed and choreographed production numbers, with a dozen or more dancers, that will tend to dominate the show; clever as they are, the idea of using Python songs like “Sit On My Face” and “I Like Chinese” to “subvert” musical theatre[...]

A Semi-Coherent Glossary For The London Olympic Closing Ceremony

Blue Sky by ELO plays as some magnificent men and their flying machines take to the skies.Eric Idle of Monty Python is conjured up from that last stunt and gives us a rendition of Always Look At The Bright Side Of Life from the locally-banned Life Of Brian, complete with a Bollywood interruption Idle was[...]