History Creator / MontyPython

20th Apr '16 8:38:13 PM Berrenta
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13th Mar '16 10:42:19 AM bookwormgirlLH
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* ''Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl'' (1982): A live show, recorded in 1980, recreating some of the most famous sketches and songs (often with a twist), and adding new material (as well as some footage from the German episodes). Reportedly this film was made as a way of the troupe to overcome writer's block suffered while creating...

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* ''Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl'' ''Film/MontyPythonLiveAtTheHollywoodBowl'' (1982): A live show, recorded in 1980, recreating some of the most famous sketches and songs (often with a twist), and adding new material (as well as some footage from the German episodes). Reportedly this film was made as a way of the troupe to overcome writer's block suffered while creating...
20th Feb '16 9:03:14 PM Shoebox
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The troupe more or less dissolved into its component parts after their last film, and fell apart definitively when Graham Chapman died in 1989. The last time all six were seen together live was in a brief spot in the 20-year reunion special ''Parrot Sketch Not Included'', where host Creator/SteveMartin revealed they were all being kept in a closet, including a visibly-ailing Chapman seated in the middle; the special aired the day after his death that October. The survivors (particularly Cleese and Palin) still do occasionally perform either on stage or in each other's films. All five held a 1998 reunion in Aspen, Colorado (with Creator/EddieIzzard in tow) and in mid-2014, they took one last collective bow, in a short series of performances characteristically entitled ''Monty Python (Mostly) Live: One Down, Five To Go''.

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The troupe more or less dissolved into its component parts after their last film, and fell apart definitively when Graham Chapman died in 1989. The last time all six were seen together live was in a brief spot in the 20-year reunion special ''Parrot Sketch Not Included'', where host Creator/SteveMartin revealed they were all being kept in a closet, including a visibly-ailing Chapman seated in the middle; the special aired the day after his death that October. The survivors (particularly Cleese and Palin) still do occasionally perform either on stage or in each other's films. All five held a 1998 reunion in Aspen, Colorado (with Creator/EddieIzzard in tow) and in mid-2014, they took one last collective bow, in a short series of London-based performances characteristically entitled ''Monty Python (Mostly) Live: One Down, Five To Go''.
8th Jan '16 10:00:07 AM TheUnsquished
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* BlessedAreTheCheesemakers
24th Nov '15 8:13:11 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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DeadpanSnarker Creator/JohnCleese, StraightMan Creator/GrahamChapman and musician Eric Idle met at Cambridge University where they were members of The Footlights, a celebrated performing society. [[{{Pantomime}} Panto]]-style actor Terry Jones and his writing partner, NiceGuy Creator/MichaelPalin, had been similarly occupied at Oxford at about the same time. Cleese met cartoonist/animator Creator/TerryGilliam -- the one American in the group, then working for the humor magazine ''Help!?'' -- during the US tour of "The Footlights Revue".

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DeadpanSnarker Creator/JohnCleese, StraightMan Creator/GrahamChapman and musician Eric Idle met at Cambridge University where they were members of The Footlights, a celebrated performing society. [[{{Pantomime}} Panto]]-style actor Terry Jones Creator/TerryJones and his writing partner, NiceGuy Creator/MichaelPalin, had been similarly occupied at Oxford at about the same time. Cleese met cartoonist/animator Creator/TerryGilliam -- the one American in the group, then working for the humor magazine ''Help!?'' -- during the US tour of "The Footlights Revue".
17th Apr '15 10:07:22 PM Shoebox
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Writing chores tended to fall along well-established lines: Cleese with Chapman (which Cleese described as mostly him feverishly typing while Chapman smoked his pipe and occasionally tossed out a totally random--but usually brilliant--idea), Palin with Jones, Idle on his own. Gilliam later noted that there was a further division in sensibilities between the taller, more "aggressive" Cambridge men and the shorter, lighter-humored Oxford men, the latter of which camps Gilliam found himself leaning towards; he worked separately on animations and hence appears only very rarely before the camera. Roles -- in the TV show, at least -- were assigned based on who had contributed most to that particular script; thus it's possible to roughly figure out who wrote what based on who's starring in any given sketch.

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Writing chores tended to fall along well-established lines: Cleese with Chapman (which Cleese described as mostly him feverishly typing while Chapman smoked his pipe and occasionally tossed out a totally random--but usually brilliant--idea), Palin with Jones, Idle on his own. Gilliam later noted that there was seemed a further division in sensibilities between the taller, more "aggressive" Cambridge men and the shorter, lighter-humored Oxford men, the latter of which camps Gilliam found himself leaning towards; he towards. He himself worked separately on animations and hence appears only very rarely before the camera. Roles -- in the TV show, at least -- were assigned based on who had contributed most to that particular script; thus it's possible to roughly figure out who wrote what based on who's starring in any given sketch.
26th Mar '15 8:02:02 PM Patachou
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* The scripting language Python, while not developed by any member of the cast, was named after them. The standard IDE for Python, IDLE, was similarly named after Python member Eric Idle.

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* The scripting language Python, while not developed by any member of the cast, was named after them. The standard IDE for Python, IDLE, was similarly named after Python member Eric Idle.
Creator/EricIdle.
24th Mar '15 10:36:10 PM poi99
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!! Tropes named after Monty Python sketches:
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing
* BlessedAreTheCheesemakers
* TheCoconutEffect
* DropTheCow
* DoesNotLikeSpam
* ExtraOreDinary
* HelpHelpThisIndexIsBeingRepressed
* HolyHandGrenade
* InherentInTheSystem
* IShallTauntYou
* ItGetsBetter
* KillerRabbit
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee
* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels
* NotQuiteDead
* OnlyAFleshWound
* OnlyAModel
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer
* SillyWalk
* SomeCallMeTim
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent
* StrangePondWoman
* ThereIsNoRuleSix
* TheseQuestionsThree
* UpperClassTwit
* WeAreStrugglingTogether
* WithThisHerring
20th Mar '15 2:15:29 PM Patachou
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The troupe more or less dissolved into its component parts after their last film, and fell apart definitively when Graham Chapman died in 1989. The last time all six were seen together live was in a brief spot in the 20-year reunion special ''Parrot Sketch Not Included'', where host SteveMartin revealed they were all being kept in a closet, including a visibly-ailing Chapman seated in the middle; the special aired the day after his death that October. The survivors (particularly Cleese and Palin) still do occasionally perform either on stage or in each other's films. All five held a 1998 reunion in Aspen, Colorado (with Creator/EddieIzzard in tow) and in mid-2014, they took one last collective bow, in a short series of performances characteristically entitled ''Monty Python (Mostly) Live: One Down, Five To Go''.

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The troupe more or less dissolved into its component parts after their last film, and fell apart definitively when Graham Chapman died in 1989. The last time all six were seen together live was in a brief spot in the 20-year reunion special ''Parrot Sketch Not Included'', where host SteveMartin Creator/SteveMartin revealed they were all being kept in a closet, including a visibly-ailing Chapman seated in the middle; the special aired the day after his death that October. The survivors (particularly Cleese and Palin) still do occasionally perform either on stage or in each other's films. All five held a 1998 reunion in Aspen, Colorado (with Creator/EddieIzzard in tow) and in mid-2014, they took one last collective bow, in a short series of performances characteristically entitled ''Monty Python (Mostly) Live: One Down, Five To Go''.



* ''The Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkerchief'' (1973) The full title of the album is "Free Record Given Away With the Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkerchief". It was also a "3-sided" record; side 2 had two concentric spiral grooves rather than one, so that the one that would play when the needle was dropped was completely unpredictable.
* ''Monty Python Live at Drury Lane'' (1974)

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* ''The Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkerchief'' ''AudioPlay/TheMontyPythonMatchingTieAndHandkerchief'' (1973) The full title of the album is "Free Record Given Away With the Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkerchief". It was also a "3-sided" record; side 2 had two concentric spiral grooves rather than one, so that the one that would play when the needle was dropped was completely unpredictable.
* ''Monty Python Live at Drury Lane'' ''AudioPlay/MontyPythonLiveAtDruryLane'' (1974)
19th Mar '15 7:01:35 AM TrustBen
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All save Gilliam were recruited as television writers straight out of college. In the amorphous melting pot that was British radio and TV comedy in the late 1960's -- where alliances drawn from the same talent-pool were constantly formed for [[BritishBrevity short-lived projects]] and then dissolved -- meetings in various combinations ensued for our heroes, and considerable mutual respect was earned. In 1967 Idle, Palin, Jones and Gilliam wrote and starred in the UK children's TV series, ''Series/DoNotAdjustYourSet''. At the same time Cleese and Chapman joined together with Tim Brooke-Taylor et al. to produce ''Series/AtLastThe1948Show'', and in 1968 the two provided additional material for the unruly satire ''Film/TheMagicChristian''. Cleese, Chapman, Palin and Brooke-Taylor then collaborated for the one-off TV special ''How To Irritate People'' later that year.

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All save Gilliam were recruited as television writers straight out of college. In the amorphous melting pot that was British radio and TV comedy in the late 1960's -- where alliances drawn from the same talent-pool were constantly formed for [[BritishBrevity short-lived projects]] and then dissolved -- meetings in various combinations ensued for our heroes, and considerable mutual respect was earned. In 1967 Idle, Palin, Jones and Gilliam wrote and starred in the UK children's TV series, ''Series/DoNotAdjustYourSet''. At the same time Cleese and Chapman joined together with Tim Brooke-Taylor et al. to produce ''Series/AtLastThe1948Show'', and in 1968 the two provided additional material for the unruly satire ''Film/TheMagicChristian''.''Film/TheMagicChristian'', also making cameos in the film. Cleese, Chapman, Palin and Brooke-Taylor then collaborated for the one-off TV special ''How To Irritate People'' later that year.
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