History YMMV / MontyPythonsFlyingCircus

29th Apr '17 11:54:37 AM mlsmithca
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* NightmareFuel:[[NightmareFuel/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Has its own page now]]
23rd Apr '17 2:26:31 AM mlsmithca
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--> '''Creator/GrahamChapman on AudioPlay/MontyPythonsContractualObligationAlbum''': ''"It's like I always say; there's nothing an agnostic can't do if he doesn't know whether he really believes in anything or not."''

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--> '''Creator/GrahamChapman on AudioPlay/MontyPythonsContractualObligationAlbum''': ''"It's It's like I always say; there's nothing an agnostic can't do if he doesn't know whether he really believes in anything or not."''



** Graham Chapman's colonel who complained about things getting too silly was preceded by Graham Chapman's colonel who complained about copyright violations of the British Army's slogan "It's a dog's-- pig's-- man's life, in the modern army".
*** It's the same character. The [[CharacterisationMarchesOn transition]] came in the episode "Full Frontal Nudity", where the Colonel begins a sketch in his first role -- admonishing a soldier who thought from the British Army's recruitment campaign it was all about water-skiing and other adventures rather than killing -- and then [[BreakingTheFourthWall breaks the fourth wall]] with "Stop that, it's silly" when the sketch turns into a gag about two Mafia men intimidating him for menaces money. He then reappears throughout that episode (and ever afterward) to stop sketches he considers silly, and the earlier characterization was abandoned.

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** Graham Chapman's colonel who complained about things getting too silly was preceded by Graham Chapman's colonel who complained about copyright violations of the British Army's slogan "It's a dog's-- pig's-- man's life, in the modern army".
*** It's the same character.
army". The [[CharacterisationMarchesOn transition]] came in the episode "Full Frontal Nudity", where the Colonel begins a sketch in his first role -- admonishing a soldier who thought from the British Army's recruitment campaign it was all about water-skiing and other adventures rather than killing -- and then [[BreakingTheFourthWall breaks the fourth wall]] with "Stop that, it's silly" when the sketch turns into a gag about two Mafia men intimidating him for menaces money. He then reappears throughout that episode (and ever afterward) to stop sketches he considers silly, and the earlier characterization was abandoned.



* CrowningMomentOfFunny: [[Funny/MontyPython has its own page!]]



*** Also the ''Whicker's World'' parody. Palin's first travelogue series, ''Around The World in 80 Days'', was originally intended for Alan Whicker.
** In "The Science Fiction Sketch", they mention how Scotland is the worst tennis-playing nation on Earth, but a Scotsman saves the day by winning Wimbledon. In 2013, Scotsman Andy Murray won Wimbledon.
*** The same sketch features a [[NamesTheSame Mr. and Mrs.]] [[Literature/HarryPotter Harold Potter.]]

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*** ** Also the ''Whicker's World'' parody. Palin's first travelogue series, ''Around The World in 80 Days'', was originally intended for Alan Whicker.
** In "The Science Fiction Sketch", they mention how Scotland is the worst tennis-playing nation on Earth, but a Scotsman saves the day by winning Wimbledon. In 2013, Scotsman Andy Murray won Wimbledon.
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Wimbledon. The same sketch features a [[NamesTheSame Mr. and Mrs.]] [[Literature/HarryPotter Harold Potter.]]



** In the "Communist Quiz" sketch, the quizmaster asks Che Guevara when Coventry City last won the FA Cup, and then throws the question to the rest of the panel. When no-one answers (Communist philosophers and politicians not having much time to follow English football), he reveals that it was a trick question: Coventry City have never won the FA Cup. The sketch aired in 1970; in 1987, Coventry City won the FA Cup, making re-runs of the sketch highly amusing to Sky Blues fans.[[note]] In the same sketch, Mao Zedong surprises all present by knowing that Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr's 1959 Eurovision Song Contest winner was called "Sing Little Birdie". However, that song finished second; the winning song was the Netherlands' entry, "Een Beetje" ("A Little Bit") as sung by Teddy Scholten.[[/note]]



** During ''The Visitors'', you have Mr Freight, the extremely CampGay man who has brought along Mr Cook, who he has 'picked up outside the Odeon'. He spends the rest of the sketch with his arm around Cook, and kisses his cheek twice. Cook repays the favour by stroking Freight's chest.
** This often happens whenever a Python in drag (usually Terry Jones)starts flirting with another Python who isn't in drag.
*** The best example of this is during the ''Poets'' sketch, wherein Terry, dressed as a woman, flirts openly with Michael, makes comments about his [[UnusualEuphemism torch]] and ends up lying on top of him, their faces inches apart.

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** During ''The Visitors'', "The Visitors", you have Mr Freight, the extremely CampGay man who has brought along Mr Cook, who he has 'picked up outside the Odeon'. He spends the rest of the sketch with his arm around Cook, and kisses his cheek twice. Cook repays the favour by stroking Freight's chest.
** This often happens whenever a Python in drag (usually Terry Jones)starts Jones) starts flirting with another Python who isn't in drag.
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drag. The best example of this is during the ''Poets'' "Poets" sketch, wherein Terry, dressed as a woman, flirts openly with Michael, makes comments about his [[UnusualEuphemism torch]] and ends up lying on top of him, their faces inches apart.
21st Mar '17 9:08:11 AM Bissek
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** One of the incontinent marathoners is named Creator/IanMcKellen.
1st Feb '17 1:38:51 PM NWolfman
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* AcceptablePoliticalTargets: This being the 1970s, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon is a frequent topic of satire.
22nd Jan '17 7:27:15 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ValuesDissonance: All things considered, much of the treatment of non-whites and gays (and women) by the Pythons is rather offensive when viewed today. Obviously GrandfatherClause and RuleOfFunny liberally apply -- as does the fact that one of the Pythons, Graham Chapman, was himself gay -- but for first time viewers, the dissonance can be jarring.

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* ValuesDissonance: All things considered, much of the treatment Pythons' portrayal of non-whites female, gay, and gays (and women) by the Pythons non-white characters is often rather offensive when viewed today. Obviously GrandfatherClause and RuleOfFunny liberally apply -- as does the fact that one of the Pythons, Graham Chapman, [[NWordPrivileges was himself gay gay]] -- but for first time viewers, the dissonance can be jarring.
23rd Nov '16 10:27:46 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AcceptableReligiousTargets: ''Just about everyone,'' including non-religious people. Most frequently mocks the Church of England. The only known exception is a sketch involving a radical Muslim Caliph originally slated for ''The Meaning Of Life'' which was later removed. (Cleese is particularly thankful for that, considering he claims it would have resulted in a fatwah put upon the Pythons.)

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* AcceptableReligiousTargets: ''Just about everyone,'' including non-religious people. Most frequently mocks the Church of England. The only known exception is a sketch involving a radical Muslim Caliph originally slated for ''The Meaning Of Life'' ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife'' which was later removed. (Cleese is particularly thankful for that, considering he claims it would have resulted in a fatwah put upon the Pythons.)



** Graham Chapman played the first Gumby, but Michael Palin created the one everyone remembers.
** Terry Gilliam played a nude organist for the "Blackmail" sketch, a full season before Terry Jones' crazy haired version.

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** Graham Chapman Creator/GrahamChapman played the first Gumby, but Michael Palin Creator/MichaelPalin created the one everyone remembers.
** Terry Gilliam Creator/TerryGilliam played a nude organist for the "Blackmail" sketch, a full season before Terry Jones' Creator/TerryJones' crazy haired version.



** And of course there's "AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent", which was displaced from another show, ''Series/BluePeter''; it was also spoken by Eric Idle and Michael Palin before John Cleese used it.

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** And of course there's "AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent", which was displaced from another show, ''Series/BluePeter''; it was also spoken by Eric Idle Creator/EricIdle and Michael Palin before John Cleese Creator/JohnCleese used it.
7th Nov '16 9:43:39 PM Aeon1337
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* SpecialEffectFailure: [[{{Gorn}} "Salad Days"]] features several, such as John Cleese's [[MadeOfPlasticine "hands"]] being blatantly severed ''before'' the piano gets smashed on them, and the woman whose head is knocked off by a ladder clearly being a mannequin. This only adds to the humor, and was probably intentional (in addition, there were obviously budget constraints as well).

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* SpecialEffectFailure: [[{{Gorn}} "Salad Days"]] features several, such as John Cleese's [[MadeOfPlasticine "hands"]] being blatantly severed ''before'' the piano gets smashed on them, and the woman whose head is knocked off by a ladder piano keyboard clearly being a mannequin. This only adds to the humor, and was probably intentional (in addition, there were obviously budget constraints as well).
22nd Jul '16 3:56:25 PM MontyPythonFanatic2
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** One of the subsidiaries of Confuse-A-Cat Ltd. is called "Bewilderebeest" - a term that means something very different to ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'' fans than the simple act of bewildering a wildebeest.
23rd Mar '16 9:41:15 PM DavidDelony
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Many times, most notably with two sketches involving cannibalism.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Many times, most notably with two sketches involving cannibalism. The BBC only agreed to air the infamous "Undertaker" sketch was if the audience stormed the stage at the end.
13th Mar '16 11:17:34 AM bookwormgirlLH
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**This often happens whenever a Python in drag (usually Terry Jones)starts flirting with another Python who isn't in drag.
***The best example of this is during the ''Poets'' sketch, wherein Terry, dressed as a woman, flirts openly with Michael, makes comments about his [[UnusualEuphemism torch]] and ends up lying on top of him, their faces inches apart.
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