I saw the very first episode broadcast in England (I think it was 1969) and remember feeling a bit disappointed with that. Time goes by and the feelings haven’t changed much. Some good sketches (The Four Yorkshiremen, The Argument), a lot of very average ones that have gained cult status, as very average fare often does, think Rocky Horror Show (Spam, Lumberjack and Parrot), and three films.
Holy Grail - fell asleep during this one. Nice take on miscommunication in the Castle, and ‘Aargh’ was clever too. Otherwise, same type of thing done much better in Blackadder.
Life of Brian - the most coherent of the films. Some nice bits, and created a world first by showing that Michael Palin could actually be funny, rather than the Paul McCartney of the group.
Meaning of Life - very uneven, but the sex ed was terrific. Someone should have told them that they’d already done the false beginning in their first effort.
So…if you think Mothy Python’s Flying Circus is over-rated, this is the thread for you. Don’t hold back. And please feel free to misquote them all you like, or get the dates for the films wrong, or ascribe to them what was actually done by Bob Newhart, Michael Flanders, Victor Borge, Basil Brush, Rolf Harris, or whoever, or introduce some inaccurate trivia.
Let’s annoy the hell back out of those MP fanatics. After all, they won’t mind, coz they’re not brain-dead, they’re just sleeping. BOOM! BOOM!