Monty Python's Flying Circus 4 Seasons 1971

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Season 3
(8) IMDb 8.2/10

13. Grandstand TV-14

Oscar Wilde, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, George Bernard Shaw and the future Edward VII exchange epigrams at an evening party; mechanical brain surgery fails to dramatically affect a woman's mentality.

Starring:
Michael Palin, Eric Idle
Runtime:
27 minutes
Original air date:
January 1, 1971

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Season 3

Product Details

Genres Music, Comedy
Director Ian MacNaughton
Starring Michael Palin, Eric Idle
Supporting actors John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Graham Chapman, Carol Cleveland, Caron Gardner, Richard Baker, David Hamilton
Network Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Producers Ian MacNaughton

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 18, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, and Terry Gilliam return for a third wonderful season! By this time John Cleese wanted to leave the silliness of MPFC, and start a show called Faulty Towers. Eric Idle convinced him to stay for one more season, and thankfully he did, for the third season would be nowhere without him. While many people (me included) felt the second season was by far the best MPFC season of them all, the third season has many things that set it apart from the other three. The end of many running jokes, the use of the Gumbys in their opening sequence, and of course, Terry Jones' Nude Organist. The memorable sketches include:
Ms. A. Elk explaining her theory on brontosauruses, The fish-slapping Dance(Michael Palin's proclaimed favorite bit of nonsense), Argument Clinic, The man who speaks in anagrams, Mr. Smoke-Too-Much, Gumby Brain Specialist, Cheese Shop, The Olympic Hide-and-seek Finals, ten seconds of sex, silly noises, Spot the Loony, and Dennis Moore (My favorite show-length skit)
This is a set for everyone who can't get enough Python.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bjorn Clasen on September 26, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
To this day, Monty Python remains THE idol and source of inspiration to humourists all around. »Monty Python's Flying Circus« made the group famous, and it is the best ever to come out, not only from Monty Python, not only from Britain... but humour in general!
Highlights on this tape: »Mrs Niggerbaiter Explodes«, »Argument Clinic«, »The News With Richard Baker (Vision Only)«, »Fire Brigade«, »Molluscs - 'Live' TV Documentary«, »Cheese Shop« and »Mr Pither«.
Own it!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 28, 2000
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Its another good series of tapes for Monty Python. Some of the most recognizable are: Fish Slapping dance, Dead bishop, Travel agent with Mr. Smoke-too-much, the Cheese shop that sells no cheese, Dennis Moore (the lupin robber), Penquin on the Telly. Also who could forget the Gumbys, Burying the Cat (Mrs. Conclusion and Premise), Man Who Speaks in Anagrams. Futhermore, you will find the Argument Clinic on these series of tapes and that sketch is just as good as the Dead Parrot Sketch and Nudge, Nudge.
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By Kathie Freeman on May 25, 2014
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What can I say. It's Monty Python. The prelude to all the movies, and won't disappoint. Recommended for all Python fans.
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