Monty Python vs. AM America

Monty Python group shot

From 1975, excerpts from an episode of AM America, where Team Python (without Cleese) were promoting Holy Grail. It’s a bit jumpy as we only get ten minutes of the program, but I’m sure this brings across the gist of how demented this show really was. I can only imagine the poor people watching this live on its initial airing.

A couple of questions: is it just me, or does the theme music seem a lot like a mashup of every 70s TV drama show?

Also, is it just me, or does Eric Idle, in that hat and overalls, look like some demented children’s show host?

By | 2017-09-24T23:22:05+00:00 February 3rd, 2008|Stimuli|2 Comments

Pythons on Festival ’75

Festival 75

The year was 1975…A.D. Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and Graham Chapman found themselves appearing live on a public television pledge show (“Festival ’75!!!!”–try and get the theme music out of your head afterwards) answering questions from fans in the studio audience. Only the first thirteen or fourteen minutes of the interview are extant, but this fragment hasn’t been seen since the thing originally aired.

Found via Screenhead.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

By | 2017-09-24T23:48:45+00:00 March 7th, 2006|Stimuli|0 Comments

Monty Python Live! (2001) – DVD Review

monty python live dvd cover


Directed by: Terry Hughes & Ian MacNaughton
Written by & Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones & Michael Palin


  • Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)
  • Monty Python’s Flying Circus: Live at Aspen (1998)
  • Parrot Sketch Not Included: 20 Years of Python (1989)
  • Monty Python’s Fliegender Zirkus: Episode #1 (1972)
  • “Post-Python Troupe Highlights”
  • “Pythonisms” – a dictionary of Pythonic terms
  • “Bleeding Critics” & “Confusing Musings” – small tidbits from various Python shows

Released by: A&E Home Video
Region: 1
Rating: R
Anamorphic: N/A, appears in its original 1.33:1 format.

My Advice: Own It.


By | 2012-02-01T13:21:50+00:00 November 12th, 2001|Reviews|0 Comments