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Monty Python's Flying Circus - Michael Palin's Personal Best

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The SAINTS of SATIRE, The LORDS of LAUGHTER, The HIGH PRIESTS of LOW COMEDY have sold out once again. Michael Palin--globe-trotting adventurer and "Comedian's Comedian"--has somehow managed to sit still just long enough to put together his compilation of the very best of MONTY PYTHON. Of course, the perpetually peripatetic Palin found it impossible to resist a bit of free travel, so he has courteously included an all-new, never-before-seen retrospective visit to the site of the notorious Fish-Slapping Dance. And because he's the nice Python, Michael Palin has included, on this very disc, the world-famous Cheese Shop Sketch. Let's hear it for Michael! Huzzah. Collect all six PERSONAL BEST collections. For the PYTHON lover, they're concentrated joy. For the novice, a dangerously addictive substance to be administered with care.

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The sketch selection for this hour-long greatest bits collection would certainly provide fodder for the Argument Clinic (a classic sketch, sadly not included here). But the Fish-Slapping Dance, Michael Palin's self-professed favorite piece of Pythonian silliness is included, as is the absurd, curd-free Cheese Shop sketch and his smarmy turn as the oily host of the game show, "Blackmail." Oddly enough, the bulk of this volume is pretty much as devoid of the amiable Palin as that cheese shop was of cheese. Still, the Tobacconist sketch, the Piranha Brothers sketch, Conrad Poohs and his Dancing Teeth, and the Chemist sketch serve as a nifty Python primer for the uninitiated and a filling sampler for fans who have yet to invest in the complete series. To be totally frank, I was expecting the Spanish Inquisition, the Dead Parrot sketch, an excerpt from "The Cycling Tour," or any number of Monty Python classics in which Palin played a key role. On the upside, in newly filmed material, Palin does take time out from his global travels to serve as a tour guide to the actual site where the Fish-Slapping Dance was filmed, and explicates the three stages of this rather silly ritual.--Donald Liebenson

Special Features

  • Michael Palin's personal selection of the best sketches from the entire run of Monty Python's Flying Circus, plus an all-new, never-before-seen retrospective visit to the site of the notorious Fish-Slapping Dance
  • Michael Palin's Personal Second Best
  • The Michael Palin 15-Question, 15-Ton Megaquiz from Kim "Howard" Johnson
  • Note: The original imperfections of the original analog shows have been analyzed and painstakingly reproduced as digital imperfections

Product Details

  • Actors: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones
  • Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones
  • Producers: John Howard Davies
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: August 30, 2005
  • Run Time: 30 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009ZE9BW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #123,785 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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By Nagronsky VINE VOICE on March 7, 2010
Format: DVD
When the original single Personal Best DVDs were first released a few years ago, I immediately snapped up the discs of my two favorite Pythons, Inspector Harry "Snapper" Organs, and Gordon Ottershaw. I watched one, and was thoroughly underwhelmed....since I already had owned the Complete Python both in VHS and later, DVD, I hoped for some new insight, maybe Pontius Pilate and Mr Creosote giving their own cosmic views on what they considered their best. No such luck. These are all just re-hashes, with no personal views at all, so here's another marketing ploy by Eric Idle Global Enterprises to wrest more hard-earned cash from the loyal followers of Python.
Your Pythonic addiction would be better served by buying The Complete Ripping Yarns, although I would highly recommend buying the Region 2 set from AmazonUK for one extremely important reason: no stupid, self congratulatory promos for the A & E Network or BBC America. (By the way, don't let the Region 2 thing put you off: it's surprisingly easy to hack a US DVD player into submission, enabling you to watch all sorts of great British programming not available in the US)
Now I have to decide: what's a better deal, a new copy of this Personal Best set for $39.99, or the used copy for $149.99? Whoever the Marketplace seller is that thinks they can rip someone off for that much, all I can say is "What a silly bunt!"
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I would suggest this set to any Python fan. Thoroughly enjoyable. And 6 DVDS!!!!
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Having bought this as a part of the box set of Personal Best disks because I saw that it listed a particular sketch I wanted, I was very disappointed to find out that there are only small portions of many of the sketches.
For example, every disk in its intro, references the Argument Clinic sketch, BUT, the sketch is never shown! There are a few seconds of the lead in to the sketch but not the argument itself!
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Terry Gilliam's disc was about an hour too long. His odd animation is fantastic as a segue between acts but when it goes on and on and on...But the rest of the set is fantastic. A must have for any Python fan.
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The old routines have lost nothing. They are still great. The personal comments of the men makes it all much more hilarious. You've got to be a fan to appreciate this stuff.
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