History Trivia / MontyPythonsFlyingCircus

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.
28th Apr '16 7:57:31 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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27th Mar '16 12:51:40 PM LtFedora
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** Cleese also described their writing process as extremely loose and fluid, never knowing where ideas would come from. For instance, the Cheese Shop sketch was born out of an idea of someone asking for cheese in a chemist's shop, before they asked "Why would he ask for cheese in a chemist's shop?" and the answer was "Well, he went to a cheese shop and they didn't have any."

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** Cleese also described their writing process as extremely loose and fluid, never knowing where ideas would come from. For instance, the Cheese Shop sketch was born out of an idea of someone asking for cheese in a chemist's shop, before until they asked "Why would he ask for cheese in a chemist's shop?" and the answer was "Well, he went to a cheese shop and they didn't have any."
16th Mar '16 2:04:40 AM morenohijazo
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* UnfinishedEpisode: A sketch John Cleese found in poor taste was written but not filmed. (There is actually some controversy amongst the Pythons themselves as to whether it was filmed or not, but certainly never broadcast.) It involved a wine connoisseur showing off his wine cellar to a visitor, and after each tasting he reveals that it's "wee wee."
4th Mar '16 6:07:27 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* FakeAustralian: The Pythons have also done this from time to time, including in "The Bruce Sketch", which features a bunch of characters all named Bruce, who are all teachers in the Philosophy Department of the University of Wallamaloo.
30th May '15 3:35:47 PM LtFedora
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** Cleese also described their writing process as extremely loose and fluid, never knowing where ideas would come from. For instance, the Cheese Shop sketch was born out of an idea of someone asking for cheese in a chemist's shop, before they asked "Why would he ask for cheese in a chemist's shop?" and the answer was "Well, he went to a cheese shop and they didn't have any."
22nd Mar '15 10:19:59 PM Ezclee4050
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* BadExportForYou: Averted with the original episode package that aired on Creator/PBS in TheSeventies. The episodes were taken from the master tapes and not the BBC broadcast tapes, which meant that several of the cut scenes mentioned in the Executive Meddling entry below were untouched in the PBS version.

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* BadExportForYou: Averted with the original episode package that aired on Creator/PBS {{Creator/PBS}} in TheSeventies. The episodes were taken from the master tapes and not the BBC broadcast tapes, which meant that several of the cut scenes mentioned in the Executive Meddling entry below were untouched in the PBS version.
22nd Mar '15 10:19:20 PM Ezclee4050
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* BadExportForYou: Averted with the original episode package that aired on Creator/PBS in TheSeventies. The episodes were taken from the master tapes and not the BBC broadcast tapes, which meant that several of the cut scenes mentioned in the Executive Meddling entry below were untouched in the PBS version.
20th Mar '15 4:15:32 PM Patachou
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** Additionally, most episodes of the two Python precursor series, ''Do Not Adjust Your Set'' and ''At Last the 1948 Show'', have been wiped. This could have happened to ''Flying Circus'' itself were it not for the actions of Terry Gilliam, who bought the masters as soon as he could.

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** Additionally, most episodes of the two Python precursor series, ''Do Not Adjust Your Set'' ''Series/DoNotAdjustYourSet'' and ''At Last the 1948 Show'', ''Series/AtLastThe1948Show'', have been wiped. This could have happened to ''Flying Circus'' itself were it not for the actions of Terry Gilliam, who bought the masters as soon as he could.
24th Feb '15 1:45:49 PM NWolfman
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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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