History Film / HolyFlyingCircus

25th Dec '15 8:07:46 PM DoctorNemesis
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* NWordPrivileges: The other Pythons appear to have this regarding Graham Chapman's homosexuality.


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** When listing things that have gotten people worked up and outraged for making jokes about and parodying 'sensitive' subjects at the end, [[spoiler: God]] brings up ''Literature/TheSatanicVerses'', ''Theatre/JerrySpringerTheOpera'', Danish cartoons that depicted the Prophet Muhammad, ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' and Richard Dawkins.
12th Nov '15 11:52:45 AM FF32
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* HollywoodTourettes: Desmond Lovely has a case of this, although he also tends to use it as an excuse to get away with insulting Andrew Thorogood when Thorogood is being particularly obnoxious.



* TourettesShitcockSyndrome: Desmond Lovely has a case of this, although he also tends to use it as an excuse to get away with insulting Andrew Thorogood when Thorogood is being particularly obnoxious.
25th Jun '15 9:57:01 PM Quag15
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A 90-minute, made-for-TV comedy film focusing around the controversy that surrounded ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian''. The film is based around real life events, and centres around an infamous television debate on the ''Friday Night, Saturday Morning'' show that JohnCleese and MichaelPalin participated in against prominent critic and broadcaster (and devout Catholic) Malcolm Muggeridge and Mervyn Stockwood, the then-Bishop of Southwark -- both of whom, it later transpired, hadn't seen the entire film and thus missed critical plot information to begin with, and who spent more time during the actual debate making cheap jibes against the comedians rather than attempting to rebut their arguments. However, these events are depicted in an irreverent, surreal and -- dare we say -- Pythonesque fashion, interspersed with {{non sequitur}}s, sketches and animation.

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A 90-minute, made-for-TV comedy film focusing around the controversy that surrounded ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian''. The film is based around real life events, and centres around an infamous television debate on the ''Friday Night, Saturday Morning'' show that JohnCleese and MichaelPalin participated in against prominent critic and broadcaster (and devout Catholic) Anglo-Catholic) Malcolm Muggeridge and Mervyn Stockwood, the then-Bishop of Southwark -- both of whom, it later transpired, hadn't seen the entire film and thus missed critical plot information to begin with, and who spent more time during the actual debate making cheap jibes against the comedians rather than attempting to rebut their arguments. However, these events are depicted in an irreverent, surreal and -- dare we say -- Pythonesque fashion, interspersed with {{non sequitur}}s, sketches and animation.
11th Mar '15 9:05:08 AM Patachou
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** Notably, none of the signatures mimic the original Pythons' and Rufus Jones/Terry Jones' signature is not shown being signed as Rufus is left-handed, which would have made the angle impossible to shoot.

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** Notably, none of the signatures mimic the original Pythons' and Rufus Jones/Terry Jones' Jones/ Creator/TerryJones' signature is not shown being signed as Rufus is left-handed, which would have made the angle impossible to shoot.



* ApologisesALot: Michael, The Nicest Man In The World. Also: SelfDeprecation. Both directly referenced on several occasions, including the declaration by Terry Gilliam that Michael is "Even self-deprecating about being self-deprecating."

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* ApologisesALot: Michael, The Nicest Man In The World. Also: SelfDeprecation. Both directly referenced on several occasions, including the declaration by Terry Gilliam Creator/TerryGilliam that Michael is "Even self-deprecating about being self-deprecating."



* BrawnHilda: Jones the Wife, at once PlayedForLaughs and yet oddly sympathetically when the acknowledgement of her masculinity (on account of the fact she is played by the Terry Jones character in drag) is made.

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* BrawnHilda: Jones the Wife, at once PlayedForLaughs and yet oddly sympathetically when the acknowledgement of her masculinity (on account of the fact she is played by the Terry Jones Creator/TerryJones character in drag) is made.



* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Eric Idle, apparently.

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* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Eric Idle, Creator/EricIdle, apparently.



* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: Jones the Wife.

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* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: Jones the Wife.Wife.
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11th Feb '15 2:05:41 AM jormis29
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** One of the things that Michael Palin list as things they are fighting let people make jokes about is "Muhammad in a bear suit", a reference to the infamous ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode, "[[Recap/SouthParkS14E5TwoHundred 200]]".
13th Jun '14 10:48:13 AM Willbyr
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A 90-minute, made-for-TV comedy film focusing around the controversy that surrounded ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian''. The film is based around real life events, and centres around an infamous television debate on the ''Friday Night, Saturday Morning'' show that JohnCleese and MichaelPalin participated in against prominent critic and broadcaster (and devout Catholic) Malcolm Muggeridge and Mervyn Stockwood, the then-Bishop of Southwark -- both of whom, it later transpired, hadn't seen the entire film and thus missed critical plot information to begin with, and who spent more time during the actual debate making cheap jibes against the comedians rather than attempting to rebut their arguments. However, these events are depicted in an irreverent, surreal and -- dare we say -- Pythonesque fashion, interspersed with non sequiturs, sketches and animation.

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A 90-minute, made-for-TV comedy film focusing around the controversy that surrounded ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian''. The film is based around real life events, and centres around an infamous television debate on the ''Friday Night, Saturday Morning'' show that JohnCleese and MichaelPalin participated in against prominent critic and broadcaster (and devout Catholic) Malcolm Muggeridge and Mervyn Stockwood, the then-Bishop of Southwark -- both of whom, it later transpired, hadn't seen the entire film and thus missed critical plot information to begin with, and who spent more time during the actual debate making cheap jibes against the comedians rather than attempting to rebut their arguments. However, these events are depicted in an irreverent, surreal and -- dare we say -- Pythonesque fashion, interspersed with non sequiturs, {{non sequitur}}s, sketches and animation.



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** John's general depiction in the film is more [[FawltyTowers Basil Fawlty]] than the real John Cleese. [[spoiler: Of particular note is the scene where he ends up attacking a newspaper vendor with a tree branch after an argument, followed by a 'Party Political Broadcast by John Cleese on behalf of John Cleese' where he explains that the real John Cleese is much nicer.]]

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** John's general depiction in the film is more [[FawltyTowers [[Series/FawltyTowers Basil Fawlty]] than the real John Cleese. [[spoiler: Of particular note is the scene where he ends up attacking a newspaper vendor with a tree branch after an argument, followed by a 'Party Political Broadcast by John Cleese on behalf of John Cleese' where he explains that the real John Cleese is much nicer.]]
6th Dec '13 5:51:27 AM DoctorNemesis
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-->'''Petitioner''': [persistently] Do you want to sign my petition?
-->'''Michael''': No.
-->'''Petitioner''': Why not?
-->'''Michael''': Because I'm not convinced the film should be banned.
-->'''Petitioner''': Why not? [sarcastically] Did you write it?
-->'''Michael''': Er, yes.

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-->'''Petitioner''': [persistently] Do you want to sign my petition?
-->'''Michael''': No.
-->'''Petitioner''':
petition?\\
'''Michael''': No.\\
'''Petitioner''':
Why not?
-->'''Michael''':
not?\\
'''Michael''':
Because I'm not convinced the film should be banned.
-->'''Petitioner''':
banned.\\
'''Petitioner''':
Why not? [sarcastically] Did you write it?
-->'''Michael''':
it?\\
'''Michael''':
Er, yes.yes.
** And then the petitioner starts grilling him as if Michael's been trying to conceal his identity:
-->'''Petitioner:''' Oh, I see -- you're one of ''them''.\\
'''Michael:''' It's not ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''.\\
'''Petitioner:''' ''[Dramatically]'' Deny it if you can, you're one of them!\\
'''Michael:''' Why would I deny it? I just told you.\\
'''Petitioner:''' You ''can't!'' You ''can't'' deny it!\\
'''Michael:''' I don't want to deny it.\\
'''Petitioner:''' ''You see?!''\\
'''Michael:''' I do see, because ''I just told you.''\\
'''Petitioner:''' You're one of them!
24th Jul '13 11:09:51 AM JIKTV
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* BitingTheHandHumour: Done epically. "Y'know what I love about BBC Four? No-one gives a fuck!"

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* BitingTheHandHumour: BitingTheHandHumor: Done epically. "Y'know what I love about BBC Four? No-one gives a fuck!"
29th Apr '13 12:49:01 AM DoctorNemesis
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* GenderBender: Terry Jones as Jones the Wife, Michael Palin's spouse, who is acknowledged as being masculine in appearance and interest, but referred to continuously as female.

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* GenderBender: Terry Jones as As a shout out to the Pythons themselves playing a lot of the female roles they write, Jones the Wife, Michael Palin's spouse, who is played by Rufus Jones-as-Terry Jones. Accordingly, she is acknowledged as being masculine in appearance and interest, but referred to continuously as female.
24th Mar '13 5:00:18 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Rufus Jones playing Terry Jones playing Jones the Wife is a rather recursive reference to the way that the Pythons would play a lot of their female characters (often referred to as 'Pepperpots').
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