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angieseroticpen
Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 3:10:50 AM

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If you live in the UK you will no doubt have heard that the surviving members of the Monty Python team are getting back together to do some shows next year. They had their own TV show and made some films between 1969 and 1989.

Personally, I never really got into their brand of humour. I found it quite inane as well as childish. Individually, they are quite talented and most went on to have successful careers but as Monty Python's Flying Circus I found them boring. I know that I am not alone in my opinion and recent public comments seem to bear out my opinion that most people just didn't 'get' their humour.

What do you think?

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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 3:17:37 AM

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I thought several of their skits were hilarious when I first saw them on the only UHF television station broadcast out of my city in the mid 1970s.

I had not hit puberty at that time either, so my sense of humor was still quite juvenile. Benny Hill was funny to me then too.

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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 4:35:02 AM

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I was never a fan of the Flying Circus, but I love their films. There's moments of comedy genius in all of them.

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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 4:48:28 AM

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Monty Python is not something those of us in the colonies understand or get the first few times watching. It took me a couple shows to understand the humor. Having said that, the movies were hilarious and a riot.

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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 4:59:57 AM

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Love the Flying Circius and the Holy Grail, and even Yellowbeard.
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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 5:17:24 AM

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I am a Monty Python person and I usually like other Monty Python people.
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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 6:02:12 AM

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Loved it, tho a little worried about a *Comeback* - you know? A bit like going back to a place that you knew long, long ago.

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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 6:05:47 AM

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I met my wife through Python LOL

Loved them ever since I stumbled across them years ago. Spent a lot of time tracking down cassettes and VHS tapes in the 90s, as they were far from common where I'm from. Now I've finally got the box set with every episode on DVD. Python is a regular part of my balanced diet.

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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 6:06:07 AM

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Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!!!
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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 6:13:42 AM

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lmao...there is nothing as funny as british humor

I heard they may do something else..did anyone else see that on the net?

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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 6:29:56 AM

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angieseroticpen wrote:
If you live in the UK you will no doubt have heard that the surviving members of the Monty Python team are getting back together to do some shows next year. They had their own TV show and made some films between 1969 and 1989.

Personally, I never really got into their brand of humour. I found it quite inane as well as childish. Individually, they are quite talented and most went on to have successful careers but as Monty Python's Flying Circus I found them boring. I know that I am not alone in my opinion and recent public comments seem to bear out my opinion that most people just didn't 'get' their humour.

What do you think?

I don't know when you watched it, I saw it from when it started. Childish and inane, yes that was the point. It was influenced by Spike Milligan and Michael Bentine, a visualation of Goon Show humour, pure insanity. This type of humour isn't for all but then again neither is slapstick.
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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 6:41:35 AM

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thesexynun wrote:
I heard they may do something else..did anyone else see that on the net?


Yes, I saw this on the news too. They're working something new thumbup not sure when it's released though...
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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 7:58:31 AM

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Monty python was comedic genius.
I wasn't much of a fan of the flying Circus but the Life Of Brian is still their best work in my opinion.

Can't wait to see what they have left to offer.

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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 11:35:21 AM

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Big fan here, both of the show and the movies. They had that odd mix of the childish and inane with the totally absurd. They could be smart about it, but never let smarts get in the way of a good gross-out joke (witness Meaning of Life which gave us both the Galaxy Song and Mr. Creosote). Like Anastasia, I would say Life of Brian is my pick as being their best work but I also have a soft spot for Holy Grail, which was the first Python I remember seeing.


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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 1:45:49 PM

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I was a big fan of the tv shows and the films.
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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 2:43:01 PM

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I only found it funny when I was High. We always refered to it as stoner humor.Regaeman Man Like Cheech & Chong or Harold & Kumar
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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 4:33:48 PM

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Oh yes I do. I wasn't always into it but that is some funny stuff. Regaeman Man
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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 4:45:01 PM

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NightMan wrote:
I only found it funny when I was High. We always refered to it as stoner humor.Regaeman Man Like Cheech & Chong or Harold & Kumar


ie. It's not funny
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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 4:46:04 PM

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Funny or no - these guys are hugely influential in comedy.
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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 7:37:37 PM

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found it, like the closest thing in US, Rowan and Martin's Laugh In, both childishly inane and incredibly cerebral. Spam, Lumberjack, the exploding penguin and Argument are incredibly funny. BUt there was a lot of humor in The Flying Circus that was more akin to Benny Hill, which I found boring.

I thought Life of Brian was a bit too forced and obviously polemic; I liked the humor in Holy Grail much better. I think specifically the witch scene, migratory birds, knights who say "Nicht", attack rabbits, and favorite color are superb, and unmatched by anything before or since. (OOPS! I beg all my Commonwealth friend's pardon; I should have said "colour") Embarassed

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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 10:02:56 PM

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I've been a huge fan of them. Like so many things in life I don't know if the relapse tour will be as good as original.
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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 10:15:42 PM

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I especially enjoyed Monty Python movies while under the influence of cannabis.

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Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2013 6:29:38 PM

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Buz wrote:
I especially enjoyed Monty Python movies while under the influence of cannabis.


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Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2013 8:22:42 PM

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I do like watching Monty python. The movies I could watch all the time. The flying circus was alright but I prefer the mvies
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Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2013 9:47:42 PM

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Yes, extremely entertaining to me.
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I love when they break the 4th wall.

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Nobody but me mentions/likes/dislikes Yellowbesrd???

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Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2013 5:42:34 AM

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The films are the funniest films ever created, in my opinion. Life of Brian particularly, is one of the most memorable and quotable films ever.

The tv show could be hit and miss but was very, very entertaining. I'm a Lumberjack, haddock slapping and the dead parrot sketch are all classics of comedy.

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Maybe some don't like to laugh at themselves.
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Anybody who doesn't like python is because your mother was a hamster and your father smells of elderberry!
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