04:37:35 PM Dec 16th 2012
- This is why some insist Monty Python's Flying Circus could not have been the silly, goofy comedy that the Pythons say it was. People think it has to have been successful because it was subversive.
- John Cleese claims that someone once came up to him to ask whether the parrot sketch wasn't really about the Vietnam War.
- Monty Python WAS subversive (Upper Class Twit, anyone? Not to mention the furor over Monty Python's Life of Brian), but didn't discriminate (see: "the Gumbys", recurring, Neandertal-like parodies of the English working class) and it wasn't the reason for their popularity. If Python was popular because of any subversion they did, it was their subversion of the conventions of comedy themselves.
04:43:03 PM May 14th 2012