Monty Python

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Just The Facts

  1. The Pythons consisted of comic Geniuses Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, and Terry Gilliam
  2. They are well-known for the show "Monty Python's Flying Circus", as well as some couple of brilliant movies.
  3. Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam!!

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Primetime English Televsion, late1960s: Do Not Adjust Your Set. Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin (The Original Pythons) appear in an earlier sketch humor type show. It includes:

All Star Cast

Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

English Parlaiment?

Whatever it lacked in stardom, it would recover over the course of two years. Eventually, John Cleese would join, Graham Chapman would be discovered, and Terry Gilliam's artwork would set the stage for probably the best introductory to a show ever.

If You Had A Foot Fetish.

It turns out that all of the members had been studying at Oxford, like most British celebrities do. Then they found each other and the rest is history.

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The Toad Elevating Moment

Barry Took, a local English producer found them a job at the BBC; They're group needed a name though. The Actual Suggestions:

  • A Horse, A Spoon, And A Basin
  • The Toad Elevating Moment
  • Bunn, Wackett, Buzzard, Stubble, And Boot
  • Owl Stretching Time
  • And Gwen Dibbley's Flying Circus (Gwen Dibbley being Michael Palin's Music Teacher when he was 11.)

They liked the sound of "Gwen Dibbley's Flying Circus", but realized that no one would catch the inside joke. Soon Monty Python came along....

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Nudge Nudge

In 1969, "Monty Python's Flying Circus officially kicked off, but wasn't as popular as it is today. The reason? BBC only agreed to show it at midnight because they thought the concept was a tad unorthodox.

No One Expects The Spanish Inquisition!

Eventually, it gained a massive cult following. BBC had no choice, but to change the scheduling. Suddenly, our youth is screaming catch phrases with hidden dirty meanings.

Nudge Nudge Wink Wink

It became a smash hit and the public only sensed that this could mean one thing....

GET ON WITH IT!

The Pythons all collaborated to make their first film "And Now For Something Completely Different", which was all of their famous sketches redone...... It wasn't really popular so we don't like to talk about it.

THEN, in 1975, Box office Gold was released. The Pythons wrote, acted, even directed their worldwide phenomenom "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". Made for a budget of under 230,000 Euros, it would gross over 80 million, inspire the hit broadway show "Spamalot", and induce fear of rabbits.

It has sharp pointy teeth!

Four Years later came blasphemy.

Wonderful, wonderful blasphemy. It was called "Life of Brian", the only religious epic most of us ever admit to watching. Just like the movie before it, "Life of Brian" proved to be another hit.... Four More Years laters........ The Meaning of Life!

Find the Fishy!!

And then they split..... Wait! What?!

Where Are They Now? Dead Hopefully.

Each member branched off their own way, staying in the film industry for the most part. Eric Idle is still a renowned movie personality appearing in numerous good films (But More Bad ones), John Cleese recieved an Oscar Nomination for the funniest British film since anything else he appeared in (A Fish Called Wanda), Terry Jones went to make French movies, Michael Palin would occasionally appear in films as long as Terry Gilliam Directed it, Terry Gilliam became one of the most underrated directors of all time behind such amazing films as "Brazil" (Which he recieved an Oscar Nod), "Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas", "Time Bandits", "Twelve Monkeys", and his only Academy Award winner "The Fisher King". Graham Chapman, however, would pass of cancer in 1989. To this day, it's still considered the biggest party pooper since:

Pauly Shore

To this day, their influence lives on and rabbits continue to harm society. And now for something completely different.

Very Different.