Monty Python
FameRank: 10

"Graham Chapman"

"John Cleese"

"Terry Gilliam"

"Eric Idle"

"Terry Jones"

"Michael Palin"

/ website = [ PythOnline]

/ footnotes =


"Monty Python" were a British surreal comedy group who created their sketch comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus, that first aired on the BBC on 5 October 1969. Forty-five episodes were made over four series. The Python phenomenon developed from the television series into something larger in scope and impact, spawning touring stage shows, films, numerous albums, several books, and a stage musical. The group's influence on comedy has been compared to

The Beatles' influence on music.

More Monty Python on Wikipedia.

Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Know what I mean?

Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!

We are no longer the knights who say ni! We are now the knights who say ekki-ekki-ekki-pitang-zoom-boing!

It's funny, isn't it? How your best friend can just blow up like that?

I don't wanna talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper! I fart in your general direction! You mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!

-She turned me into a newt! -A newt?-I got better...

'It was a fantastic success. Over 60 000 times more powerful than Britain's great pre-war joke, and one which Hitler just couldn't match.'

My philosophy, like color television, is all there in black and white.

Your highness, when I said that you are like a stream of bat's piss, I only mean that you shine out like a shaft of gold when all around it is dark.