Monty Python's Flying Circus 4 Seasons 1969

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Season 1
(22) IMDb 8.4/10

1. Whither Canada TV-14

Wolfgang A. Mozart emcees a talent contest won by Genghis Khan; a professor gives Italian lessons to Italian students; the funniest joke in the world becomes a weapon of war.

Starring:
Graham Chapman, John Cleese
Runtime:
32 minutes
Original air date:
January 1, 1969

Whither Canada

Season 1

Product Details

Genres Music, Comedy
Director John Howard Davies, Ian MacNaughton
Starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese
Supporting actors Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Carol Cleveland, Terry Gilliam, Neville Chamberlain, Adolf Hitler
Network Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Producers John Howard Davies

Customer Reviews

I have a hard time understanding the actors.
RALPH MANN
I was excited because the seasons said they were free for prime members, but when clicking upon them, they require a purchase.
Stephen S
And thank you, A&E for making them finally available in their pristine manifestations.
F. Behrens

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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By F. Behrens HALL OF FAME on August 23, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
If you saw the Monty Python episodes on commercial teevee, you expected to see a lot less than the non-commerical British stations showed for such is the fact of life in these United States. But those who saw them on PBS might have reasonably expected to see uncut versions; and until I saw the first three tapes in the upcoming series soon to be made available to the general public by the A&E people, I thought I was getting (forgive this one) the Full Monty!!! Witness my delight, then, when I saw not only parts of sketches that were never included in the PBS airings but also an entire hysterically funny sketch of home movies of Queen Victoria having a merry romp on the lawn with Gladstone. So it is not my purpose here to make you want to see these sketches which vary from utterly tasteless to genuinely Swiftian; but to advise you that they contain a considerable amount more than met your eye in the past. And if that is not a motivation to buy these tapes, then you should join a local Mouse Club and cheese it. But for something completely different, these are the sets for all lovers of Lumberjacks, Nudge Nudge, and Upper Class Twits of the Year. And thank you, A&E for making them finally available in their pristine manifestations.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 7, 1999
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This collection of the Monty Python TV show truly as some of their best stuff ever made, with such things as the Lumberjack Song, Nudge Nudge, Dead Parrot, and (my favorite) Crunchy Frog. I have watched this over and over and over again, and its truly a bargain to see the best comic minds of all time in the place that launched them to stardom.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 4, 1999
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These guys are almost in a religious category for me. What they did was so innovative, intelligent, silly, and most importantly, funny, that they deserve every accolade they've ever received. These early episodes reveal how inspired they were right from the gate. Inventiveness pops right off the screen at you. As a comedy writer now myself, I can honestly say that it was this stuff that made me want to do it in the first place. I know I'll never reach the heights these guys did but this collection reaffirms for me how brilliant they were together. I will always be grateful for the laughs they've given me and the inspiration they continue to provide.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin Denes on April 20, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
There's not much I can add about Monty Python - their comic legends. This box set should be owned, as each episode is hilarious. My only complaint is regarding the packaging. Although the tape quality is excellent, why package only two 30 minute episodes per tape when it is possible to pack 3 or 4? This kinda bugged me, as I was paying 15 bucks for each 1 hour tape. Keep this in mind when buying these.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 1, 2000
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As many people know, the cast of Monty Python are comedy legends. This video has the first season of their hilarious television series, "Monty Python's Flying Circus". Classic sketches like "Dead Parrot", "Marrige Counsler", and "The Deadliest Joke In The World" are included. If you like their television series, you'll also like their movies like "Monty Python And The Holy Grail" and "The Life Of Brian".
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bjorn Clasen on September 26, 2000
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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: »The Funniest Joke In The World«, »The Mouse Problem«, »Children's Stories«, »Restaurant Sketch«, »Undressing In Public«, the generally superb Episode Five, »The Dull Life Of A City Stockbroker«, »Man Turns Into Scotsman«, »Dead Parrot«, »Buying A Bed«, »Homicidal Barber«(/»Lumberjack Song«) and »Walk-On Part In Sketch«.
Own it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Simon Says on August 17, 2012
A MUST SEE for all ages for whom it was intended. A MASTERPIECE of human invention and deconstruction. Mandatory viewing for comedy connoisseurs.

(Post Script: service withstanding, this review reflects the product, as all reviews are intended to be) .... Simon Says.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Moe811 on February 1, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
This collection is a must for Monty Python fans. I didn't realize how many of their classic sketches were in the first season. I loved this collection so much that I bought the next one also. I only wish that I had more time to watch them.
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