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During Monty Python's Flying Circus' run on the BBC (1969-1974), each of the six members wrote and performed in their own sketches, with Jones and fellow Python Michael Palin having written together as a team prior to Python and some very popular shows at the time (Do Not Adjust Your Set, The Frost Report). Credit: s_bukley[...]
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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[...]
Michael Palin Becomes First Monty Python to Receive Knighthood
Yes yes, we can now officially say that Michael Palin will be an *actual* Knight who says Ni. Soon-to-be-Sir Michael PalinPhoto by Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com Palin becomes the first member of the British comedy troupe Monty Python to receive the honor of (substantive rather than honorary) Knighthood from Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during the[...]
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. Credit: Netflix 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 until sometime later in[...]
Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go – The Perils Of High-Def
After maybe half a minute of audience sounds, we hear Michael Palin voicing a bored weather forecast over the title card, then announcing that he never really wanted to be a weather forecaster, naturally leading into a performance of the "Lumberjack Song" (still with just the title card for a visual), the first of two[...]
Monty Python Reunite (Well, Except One) For Graham Chapman Non-Biopic
Michael Palin will play Chapman's father and Terry Jones would mimic his mother Terry Gilliam is voicing several roles. Eric Idle has yet to sign up.* Chapman's own voice will be matched with the animation Jeff Simpson described the project: Graham's is the story of a man who was openly gay but secretly alcoholic[...]