History Series / MontyPythonsFlyingCircus

25th May '18 9:46:24 AM LtFedora
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24th May '18 2:44:31 PM LtFedora
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17th Apr '18 7:05:49 PM nombretomado
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** Mr. Pither from "Cycling Tour" just doesn't understand that no-one is interested in his cycling tour. The most {{egregious}} case is a couple who are arguing over their relationship problems: his interference leads to the woman dumping the man; the man throws him out of the restaurant, which he just shrugs off; and when he passes the woman who is crying her eyes out, he comments that he had a "chat with her dad" [[{{Jerkass}} before taking off]].

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** Mr. Pither from "Cycling Tour" just doesn't understand that no-one is interested in his cycling tour. The most {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} case is a couple who are arguing over their relationship problems: his interference leads to the woman dumping the man; the man throws him out of the restaurant, which he just shrugs off; and when he passes the woman who is crying her eyes out, he comments that he had a "chat with her dad" [[{{Jerkass}} before taking off]].
14th Apr '18 6:24:28 AM KingLyger
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* Bruce Sketch OneSteveLimit: Averted, as everyone ends up named Bruce.

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* Bruce Sketch OneSteveLimit: Averted, Sketch.Subverts the OneSteveLimit, as everyone ends up named Bruce.Bruce. Also the trope namer for ThereIsNoRuleSix.



* Cheese Shop (TheLongList ending with [[WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife A Senseless Waste Of Human Life]] "I'm afraid I'm going to have to shoot you now.")
* Dead Parrot ("This is an ex-parrot!")

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* Cheese Shop (TheLongList ending with [[WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife A Senseless Waste Of Human Life]] wherein the patron kills the shop owner for not having any cheese. "I'm afraid I'm going to have to shoot you now.")
* Dead Parrot ("This (Another LongList, preceded by BlatantLies fromt a shopkeeper who sold a patron an obviously dead parrot "This is an ex-parrot!")



* Four Yorkshiremen (Which was not written for ''MPFC'', but was instead created for ''Series/AtLastThe1948Show'', in which Cleese and Chapman starred along with [[Series/TheGoodies Tim Brooke-Taylor]] and Creator/MartyFeldman. Its use in other Python stuff has led to many attributing it mistakenly to Python.)

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* Four Yorkshiremen (Which (SerialEscalation where each HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood gets progressively worse. It was not written for ''MPFC'', but was instead created for ''Series/AtLastThe1948Show'', in which Cleese and Chapman starred along with [[Series/TheGoodies Tim Brooke-Taylor]] and Creator/MartyFeldman. Its use in other Python stuff has led to many attributing it mistakenly to Python.)
12th Apr '18 12:41:17 PM CaptainCrawdad
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''Monty Python's Flying Circus'' was a British sketch comedy television series featuring the comedy troupe Creator/MontyPython that originally aired on Creator/TheBBC from 1969 to 1974. The success of its uniquely surreal lunacy has also generated four spinoff films to date, each featuring the same troupe in multiple roles before and behind the camera.

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''Monty Python's Flying Circus'' was is a British sketch comedy television series featuring the comedy troupe Creator/MontyPython that originally aired on Creator/TheBBC from 1969 to 1974. The success of its uniquely surreal lunacy has also generated four spinoff films to date, each featuring the same troupe in multiple roles before and behind the camera.
12th Apr '18 12:39:59 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeignL Whenever they start speaking French gibberish.

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeignL AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Whenever they start speaking French gibberish.
12th Apr '18 12:38:25 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: One sketch has two gangsters barge into the Colonel's office and demand protection money so that his military base doesn't have "an accident." It's pretty ridiculous that gangsters would think they can push around a nation's military, but "Lucky" Luciano is believed to have done just that. During World War II, the incarcerated Luciano offered the Mafia's help in protecting America's docks from Axis sabotage in return for his freedom. The government actually accepted the deal. It's been suspected that Luciano had simply played a standard protection racket on his own nation, and any "Axis sabotage" that had occurred was done by Luciano's men themselves.
10th Apr '18 6:38:33 PM ryanasaurus0077
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** "The Funniest Joke in the World" has one to Neville Chamberlain's "Peace in our time!" declaration, which the narrator called "Britain's great pre-war joke".
29th Mar '18 9:04:46 PM Mullon
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* AnimalAthleteLoophole: {{Inverted|Trope}} in the "Science Fiction Sketch", where the rules of Wimbledon state that at least one human is to be involved in the final, preventing the Blancmanges from sweeping the tournament. They've prepared for this situation, by making sure the only human [[ToServeMan not eaten]] in the tournament is from Scotland, the worst tennis playing nation in the world.



* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeignAsLongAsItSoundsForeignL Whenever they start speaking French gibberish.



* BearsAreBadNews: One breaks into a signal box near Hove, and causes a train wreck.



* BlowingARaspberry: Napoleon Bonaparte in a sketch about a man with people living in his stomach.
* BoisterousBruiser: Creator/JohnCleese is most definitely this out of the group, being not only the tallest, but also the loudest and most intimidating of them all, as seen in the "Self-Defence Against Fresh Fruit" and "Dirty Fork" sketches.



%%* DistractingDisambiguation



* EpicFail: In the Election Sketch, Kevin Phillips Bong of the Slightly Silly Party gets zero votes. Presumably, he even neglected to vote for himself.



* ExactWords: One of the vox pops filmed segments, asking what "the man in the street thinks".
--> '''Carol Cleveland:''' I'm not a man, you silly billy!
--> '''Terry Jones:''' ''(on rooftop)'' I'm not in the street, ya fairy!
--> '''John Cleese:''' Well, speaking as a man in the stree--waahh! ''(is run over by car)''



* TheFunInFuneral: The funeral of the only deceased Python member to date, Graham Chapman, went about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsHk9WC7fnQ as you'd expect]]:
-->'''John Cleese:''' Graham Chapman, co-author of the Parrot Sketch, is no more. He has ceased to be, bereft of life, he rests in peace, he has kicked the bucket, hopped the twig, bit the dust, snuffed it, breathed his last, and [[WentToTheGreatXInTheSky gone to meet the Great Head of Light Entertainment in the sky]]. And I guess that we're all thinking how sad it is that a man of such talent, of such capability for kindness, for such unusual intelligence, a man who could overcome his alcoholism with such truly admirable single-mindedness, should now so suddenly be spirited away at the age of only forty-eight before he'd achieved many of the things in which he was capable, and before he'd had enough fun. Well, I feel that I should say, ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice "Nonsense! Good riddance to him, the freeloading bastard, I hope he fries!"]]'' And the reason I feel I should say this is he would never forgive me if I didn't. If I threw away this glorious opportunity to shock you all on his behalf. [[RefugeInAudacity Anything for him but mindless good taste.]] I could hear him whispering in my ear last night as I was writing this, "Alright, Cleese," he was saying, "You're very proud of being [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar the very first person ever to say 'shit' on British television]]; if this service is really for me -- just for starters -- I want you to become the first person ever at a British memorial service to say [[PrecisionFStrike 'fuck']]."
** After that, Eric Idle sang "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life".
-->'''Eric Idle:''' I'd just like to be the last person at this meeting to say "fuck"...



* GodzillaThreshold: When Mr. Neutron goes missing, it is treated like this by the U.S. Army, specifically [[TheMenInBlack F.E.E.B.L.E.]] and [[FunWithAcronyms F.E.A.R.]]



* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Eric Praline starts his new chat show by introducing us to his co-host Brooky, who is also his flat mate, ''and nothing else, he'd like to emphasize that''.



* JackOfAllTrades: According to Eric Idle, out of the six regular Python members, Michael Palin has the most talent to be able to play the widest variety of characters out of them all, from the brainless Gumby to "manly" lumberjacks to boring civil servants to zealous Spanish inquisitors.



* JuxtapositionGag



* [[KillerRabbit Killer Sheep]]: Arthur X, leader of the Pennine Gang.



* LarynxDissonance: If any of them could do a convincing woman's voice, they certainly didn't try it, since it wouldn't be as funny. Except Idle, who ''did'' sound like a middle-aged woman and was even funnier for it.
* LaughingAtYourOwnJokes: in the sketch "The Funniest Joke in the World", the original writer of the joke in question reads it after writing it down and dies laughing.



* LessEmbarrassingTerm: From one of the sketches--
-->'''Miss Bladder''': I'm not a courtesan!\\
'''Biggles (Graham Chapman)''': Courtesan? Oh, oh, aren't we grand? Harlot's not good enough for us, eh? Paramour, concubine, fille de joie, that's what we're not. Well, you listen to me, my fine fellow, you are a bit of tail, that's what you are!\\
'''Miss Bladder:''' I am not, you demented fictional character.\\
'''Biggles:''' Algy says you are. He says you're no better than you should be.\\
'''Miss Bladder''': And how would ''he'' know?\\
'''Biggles''': And just what do you mean by that? Are you calling my old fictional comrade-in-arms a fairy?\\
'''Miss Bladder''': Fairy? Poof's not good enough for Algy, is it? He's got to be a bleedin' fairy! Mincing old RAF queen!



* TheMusical



* NoOneShouldSurviveThat



* TheNudifier: Scientists send probes across the galaxy to study shopping and women's underwear. The Algon-1 probe was the first piece of space hardware specifically designed to undress ladies.



* OohMeAccentsSlipping



* OurSloganIsTerrible: The Conquistador Coffee sketch. "The tingling fresh coffee which brings you exciting new Cholera, Mange, Singapore Ear, Dropsy, the Clap, Hard Pad, and Athlete's Head. From the House of Conquistador."



* QueerPeopleAreFunny



* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness



* SignatureStyle: In the early days, the team used to joke that you could tell who wrote any given sketch; any sketch involving HurricaneOfEuphemisms or violent authoritarian figures was Cleese/Chapman, any sketch with large amounts of location filing was Jones/Palin and any sketch with a long monologue descending into gibberish was Idle.



* SpaceClothes: One scientist in the Algon-1 sketch, who discovered lingerie on another planet, believes that alien women's underwear gets [[{{Stripperiffic}} naughtier and naughtier]] the further away you go.



* StraightGay: Graham Chapman, who passably played his share of aggressively heterosexual characters. In one sketch, he ''shoots'' another character for being gay.
* StrippingSnag: The classic scene where resident [[TheSmurfettePrinciple Smurfette]] Carol Cleveland is playing the heroine of a very bad film, pursued by a monster and running into [[AllDesertsHaveCactuses cactii]] which persist in snagging into her clothing and stripping her to her panties.



* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Hank and Roy Spim kill a mosquito with a shoulder-fired rocket and belt-fed machine gun, with a ''coup de grace'' from a Lanchester machine gun at point-blank range.
--> There is nothing more dangerous than a wounded mosquito.



* [[TokenMinority Token American]]: Creator/TerryGilliam, referred to on the back of the first DVD as the "imported American animator."



* ToServeMan: The alien Blancmanges come to Earth to win Wimbledon; they eliminate any competition by turning them into Scotsmen, or just eating them.
* TrollingTranslator: The "Dirty Hungarian Phrasebook" sketch had a phrasebook that gave bogus translations from Hungarian to English, such as translating the Hungarian "Can you direct me to the station?" into the English "please fondle my bum". The publisher of this phrasebook was taken to court for "breach of the peace".



* UnsatisfiableCustomer: One sketch inverts this and has Unsatisfiable Waitstaff, who angst over ''one'' dirty fork, resulting in utter carnage.



* WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife: Invoked by John Cleese's character in the "Cheese Shop" sketch after he shoots the shopkeeper of a cheese shop, because he just found out that the shop is completely devoid of cheese after five minutes of questioning the shopkeeper.



* WholesomeCrossdresser: Oh so very much averted. John Cleese has said that the reason Michael Palin rarely plays a woman in sketches is that he actually looks good dressed in women's clothes, and that's much less funny than obvious men trying to pass for women.
* WhoopeeCushion



"I'm an editor and I'm okay! I trope all night and I sleep all day!"
27th Mar '18 10:16:40 AM Mullon
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* InformedAbility
** Mr. Neutron is supposed to be the most powerful man in the universe, but the only super power we actually see on screen is transforming Mrs. S.C.U.M.'s outfit; otherwise he is seen doing totally mundane things like gardening and hanging wallpaper in a non-super powered way. The entire sketch becomes this when it reaches a cliffhanger, and an announcer tells us about how expensive and special effects filled the ending is, only for the show to end without showing any of these scenes.
** Inverted in the same sketch with Teddy Salad, an ex-CIA agent whose claim to fame is disguise, and is the only man able to find Neutron; when we meet him, he is ''disguised as a sled dog'', and he knows exactly where Neutron is.



* OfficeGolf: "Party Political Broadcast" has a sketch in which a doctor practices his golf swing while his patient bleeds to death in his office.



* OvertOperative: Played with in the "Mr. Neutron" episode with Teddy Salad, a retired CIA agent who now breeds rabbits in the Yukon. When his services are needed, Captain Carpenter goes to the Yukon believing Salad would've maintained the secrecy of his old job, and says Teddy Salad is a ballet organizer (or a hen teaser), which confuses everyone as the only Teddy Salad they know of is the CIA man.



* SawAWomanInHalf: "Conjuring Today" tried to demonstrate it with a rather crazy-looking stage magician with a bloody saw.
-->'''Conjuror:''' Good evening, last week we learned how to saw a lady in half. This week we're going to learn how to saw a lady into three bits and dispose of the [[ChaseScene body-]]



* SeparatedByACommonLanguage: In ''Mr. Neutron'', a American spy talks like this to a British spy; partially {{Justified|Trope}} in that they were in the Yukon and the British spy was dressed like an Eskimo, but he's already confirmed that he's not an Eskimo and speaks clear English. The American figures it out after a couple of lines of shouting broken English.
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