In the sort of smart move that we could only attribute to some of the funniest men in on the planet, Monty Python has launched its own YouTube channel and will be replacing “crap quality videos” with high quality ones. All they ask in return is that you buy their stuff.
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?
The original “Four Yorkshiremen” sketch featuring Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Marty Feldman from At Last the 1948 Show. I love seeing this with different folks in the four roles. More, please.
Mark Evanier is doing a wonderful job of digging around YouTube for Python-related video fun. Check his site for more info about this bit, from At Last, the 1948 Show, which stars Tim Brooke-Taylor, Marty Feldman and Graham Chapman.
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.
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
Anamorphic: N/A, appears in its original 1.33:1 format.
My Advice: Own It.