History YMMV / MontyPythonsFlyingCircus

19th Nov '17 6:28:59 PM Fuzzybluestockings
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** Eric Idle's character in "The Architect Sketch" presents a model of a high-rise apartment that catches fire as he's presenting it. Hilariously inept? Maybe less so after the Grenfell disaster...

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** Eric Idle's character in "The Architect Sketch" presents a model of a high-rise apartment that catches fire as he's presenting it. Hilariously inept? Maybe less so after mid-speech. The planners approve it anyway. A hilarious show of ineptitude? Maybe. But in the wake of the Grenfell disaster...
19th Nov '17 4:21:33 PM Fuzzybluestockings
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** Eric Idle's character in "The Architect Sketch" presents a model of a high-rise apartment that catches fire as he's presenting it. Hilariously inept? Maybe less so after the Grenfell disaster...
27th Oct '17 5:10:54 AM ChrisX
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** The "Lumberjack Song" features a Lumberjack who's into crossdressing. Later on, ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' features a GenderFlip of one of the most known lumberjacks in life, Paul Bunyan.

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** The "Lumberjack Song" features a Lumberjack who's into crossdressing. Later on, ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' features a GenderFlip of one of the most known lumberjacks in life, Paul Bunyan.stories, Myth/PaulBunyan.
27th Oct '17 5:09:30 AM ChrisX
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** The "Lumberjack Song" features a Lumberjack who's into crossdressing. Later on, ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' features a GenderFlip of one of the most known lumberjacks in life, Paul Bunyan.
18th Oct '17 9:59:37 AM ClintEastwood
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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.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Many times, most notably with two sketches involving cannibalism. cannibalism.
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The BBC only agreed "Sam Peckinpah's ''Salad Days''" sketch, which takes LudicrousGibs to air even more ludicrous levels. Unsurprisingly, given it contains [[HighPressureBlood (literal) fountains of gore]] resulting from people getting dismembered, being impaled on tennis rackets and having their hands ripped off by a piano keyboard cover closing on them, it generated large numbers of complaints.
** "Undertakers Sketch",
the infamous "Undertaker" final sketch of series 2, also pushes the envelope of tastelessness in classic Creator/GrahamChapman style. The sketch features a discussion between an undertaker and a customer of how to dispose of the latter's mother's corpse, to the sounds of an increasingly vocal shocked and disgusted audience, who storm the stage after the notorious final line.
-->'''Undertaker''': Look, we'll eat your mum. Then, if you feel a bit guilty about it afterwards, we can dig a grave and you can throw up into it.
** The thing that clinched the sketch as this trope is that the invasion of the stage
was if itself ''arranged'' to get this sketch past the BBC censor, who felt that only the implicit apology of the apparent audience revolt would make it acceptable. It's also noticeable in the film that only about 50% of the audience stormed had been enlisted to boo and invade the stage stage- the rest are clearly seen laughing.
** "Undertakers Sketch" was mentioned by John Cleese during Chapman's eulogy, which itself massively pushes the bounds of taste in homage to Chapman, who Cleese described during it as the "prince of bad taste".
-->'''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 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 end.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: 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. Anything, for him, except mindless good taste.
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.
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