History Trivia / MontyPythonsFlyingCircus

1st Feb '17 1:27:25 PM NWolfman
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: One idea that never got past a mere concept was to do a sketch in which the sound would gradually get fainter and fainter, forcing viewers to gradually increase the volume on their TV sets, only to then cut to something at regular volume and shock them as the now-cacophonous noise. The Pythons never did it, but it did eventually become a popular staple of YouTubePoop known as "ear rape."
24th Nov '16 7:00:57 PM Outis
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** In the "Summarize Proust Competition" where Chapman's character was supposed to give his hobbies as "strangling animals, golf and masturbating", they muted the word "masturbating", leaving a very obvious silence followed by a big laugh. As Terry Jones later remarked, it's odd to think that strangling animals is all right but masturbating isn't.

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** In the "Summarize Proust Competition" where Chapman's character was supposed to give his hobbies as "strangling animals, golf and masturbating", they muted the word "masturbating", leaving a very obvious conspicuous silence followed by a big laugh. As Terry Jones later remarked, it's odd to think that strangling animals is all right but masturbating isn't.
24th Nov '16 7:00:22 PM Outis
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** In the "Summarize Proust Competition" where Chapman's character was supposed to give his hobbies as "strangling animals, golf and masturbating", they muted the word "masturbating". As Terry Jones later remarked, it's odd to think that strangling animals is all right but masturbating isn't.

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** In the "Summarize Proust Competition" where Chapman's character was supposed to give his hobbies as "strangling animals, golf and masturbating", they muted the word "masturbating". "masturbating", leaving a very obvious silence followed by a big laugh. As Terry Jones later remarked, it's odd to think that strangling animals is all right but masturbating isn't.isn't.
*** A slightly better edit for later broadcasts and video releases re-dubbed the line as "Golf and strangling animals " and cut out the next few frames to make it look like the host was ushering the contestant off the stage before he said anything even more offensive. Unfortunately the dubbing and cut were still quite obvious.
24th Nov '16 6:50:08 PM Outis
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* MagnumOpusDissonance: John Cleese has often expressed frustration over the fact that, of all the high-minded, satirical sketches they'd done, it's the "Ministry Of Silly Walks," the one skit that deliberately made absolutely no sense, is considered their best.

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* MagnumOpusDissonance: John Cleese has often expressed frustration over the fact that, of all the high-minded, satirical sketches they'd done, it's the "Ministry Of Silly Walks," the one skit that deliberately made absolutely no sense, is considered their best.best (this also probably has to do with people stopping him the street and asking him to do a silly walk).
24th Nov '16 6:40:26 PM Outis
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** In the "Summarize Proust Competition" they muted Chapman's reference to "masturbating". As one of the Pythons put it, he was allowed to mention killing animals, but ''masturbation''? That's just horrible.

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** In the "Summarize Proust Competition" they muted where Chapman's reference character was supposed to give his hobbies as "strangling animals, golf and masturbating", they muted the word "masturbating". As one of the Pythons put it, he was allowed Terry Jones later remarked, it's odd to mention killing animals, think that strangling animals is all right but ''masturbation''? That's just horrible.masturbating isn't.
28th Sep '16 8:00:55 AM NWolfman
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* RealitySubtext: "Spam" wasn't ''just'' an InherentlyFunnyWord that the Pythons thought sounded funny when repeated ad nauseam. Post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarII England had a massive surplus of canned goods which they were still in the process of getting rid of some fifteen years later, so a restaurant trying to push spam onto a customer in a meal which didn't typically include it wasn't all that absurd (though it's safe to assume that few of these restaurants also served vikings).
8th Jul '16 4:00:35 PM bt8257
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21st Jun '16 5:52:12 PM NWolfman
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* BigNameFan: Music/PinkFlyod have often expressed a deep love for the show. Not only did they frequently halt recording sessions to watch it, but donated proceeds from ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' to the production of ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail.''

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* BigNameFan: Music/PinkFlyod have often expressed a deep love for the show. Music/PinkFloyd. Not only did they frequently halt recording sessions to watch it, the show, but they later donated proceeds from ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' to the production of ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail.''
21st Jun '16 5:51:40 PM NWolfman
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* BigNameFan: Music/PinkFlyod have often expressed a deep love for the show. Not only did they frequently halt recording sessions to watch it, but donated proceeds from ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' to the production of ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail.''
28th Apr '16 8:14:29 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Relatively few roles were played by anyone outside of the Pythons themselves, and were normally relegated to whenever they needed more than six men on screen at a time, and Carol Cleveland normally played the more buxom women.
** However, the episode "Mr & Mrs Brian Norris' Ford Popular" closes with a fake talk show hosted by the "It's" Man. His guests are British singer Lulu and [[Music/TheBeatles Ringo Starr]]. ''As themselves.''
** Also appearing as himself, Richard Baker, a well-known straight-laced news anchor of the BBC, who's rather confused about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKhit2nsoq4 lemon curry.]]
** Thames TV continuity announcer David Hamilton appeared as himself in Episode 39, which opens with the Thames TV logo and Hamilton declaring, "We've got an action-packed evening for you tonight on Thames. But right now, here's a [[BitingTheHandHumor rotten old BBC programme!]]"
** In addition to collaborating as a writer on a few sketches, Creator/DouglasAdams appears briefly in at least two sketches, once as a surgeon. Incidentally, this appearance was on Episode 42.
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