The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus: All the Words

The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus: All the Words

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Overview

***WINNER OF THE 1989 PYTHON PRIZE FOR THEIR OWN BOOKS***

The complete scripts from the four Monty Python series, first shown on BBC television between 1969 and 1974, have been collected in two companion volumes.

Characters' names, often not spoken, are given as in the original scripts, along with the names of the actual performer added on their first appearance in each sketch.

This second volume contains twenty-two classic episodes, featuring some of the most entertaining writing to have gone into television anywhere. The minister of silly walks, the dead parrot, banter in a cheese shop - here is every silly, satirical skit, every snide insult, every saucy aside.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679727026
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/15/1989

About the Author

MONTY PYTHON was a  surreal comedy troupe from Britain who created the show Monty Python's Flying Circus, which first aired on the BBC.  Broadcast between 1969 and 1974, Flying Circus was written, and performed by its members:  John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, and  Terry Jones.  The show was groundbreaking: a stream-of-consciousness approach to sketch comedy that pushed the boundaries of what was considered acceptable on broadcast television. The Pythons experimented with form and content, injecting satire and a unique blend of sardonic wit and unabashed silliness, that attracted a cult-like fan base in the process.  The comedy team would achieve worldwide fame in the wake of Monty Python's Flying Circus, and go on to produce several critically acclaimed films, albums, books, and live shows.

Read an Excerpt

"As a naval officer I abhor the implication that the Royal Navy is a haven for cannibalism, It is well known that we not have the problem relatively under control, and that it is the RAF who now suffer the largest casualties in this area. And what, do you think the Argylls ate in Aden? Arabs? Your, etc., Captain B. J. Smethwick in a white wine sauce with shallots, mushrooms, and garlic."

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"Your Highness, you are also like a stream of bat's piss."

"What?"

"I merely meant, your Majesty, that you shine out like a shaft of gold when all around is dark."

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"Beans!!!"

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