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Re: Favorite Monty Python Sketches and/or Scenes

Postby FaithfulPirate42 on Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:21 pm

Oh, man, so many choices. I definitely love the Dirthy Hungarian Phrasebook, and the first meeting with the French in Holy Grail. The Parrot sketch is classic, as is the Twit Olympics. The fish slapping dance is another good one, and I rather liked the part in Life of Brian when he pointed out the bush to the hungry people.
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Re: Favorite Monty Python Sketches and/or Scenes

Postby fueledbycoffee on Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:34 pm

I'd have to say the Lumberjack skit, the Twit Olympics, Every Sperm Is Sacred, and The Funniest Joke In The World.
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Re: Favorite Monty Python Sketches and/or Scenes

Postby anickels on Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:04 pm

Ah, british humour. Has anyone seen The Legend of Old Gregg, from the show The Mighty Boosh?
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Re: Favorite Monty Python Sketches and/or Scenes

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:03 pm

anickels wrote:Ah, british humour. Has anyone seen The Legend of Old Gregg, from the show The Mighty Boosh?

I'm Ol' Gregg! I gots a mangiiinnnaaaaa!

Yes. Yes I have. :)

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Re: Favorite Monty Python Sketches and/or Scenes

Postby anickels on Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:09 am

Great song, that.
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Re: Favorite Monty Python Sketches and/or Scenes

Postby BumbleBee on Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:49 am

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Re: Favorite Monty Python Sketches and/or Scenes

Postby Cricket on Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:19 pm

The knights that say "nee", and the dead parrot sketch are the two that always come to mind, also the killer rabbit.
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Re: Favorite Monty Python Sketches and/or Scenes

Postby daftbeaker on Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:07 pm

For a single sketch, it's either the fish slapping dance, man with a tape recorder up his nose (and his brother) or the philosophers football match.

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Re: Favorite Monty Python Sketches and/or Scenes

Postby fueledbycoffee on Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:02 pm

I'd never seen the Philosopher's World Cup before, but that was brilliant. New favorite, by virtue of making me choke on my coffee.
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Re: Favorite Monty Python Sketches and/or Scenes

Postby PKMKII on Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:08 pm

One of my favorites that's more on the obscure end is the "Mystico and Janet - Flats Built by Hypnosis" sketch. The magician Mystico (played by Terry Jones) creates high-rise apartment buildings through parlor magic. People can live in the buildings, so long as they believe the buildings are real; the moment they start to think it's an illusion, the buildings start to fall down.

Besides being rather funny, it serves as a rather nice metaphor for our current economic problems.
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Re: Favorite Monty Python Sketches and/or Scenes

Postby ken worley on Thu May 13, 2010 10:58 pm

Python still surprises me, years after I've seen all they'd produced.

This year, I came to two more sudden stops.

The "world's most deadly joke" must have been an in-house stab at the bbc censors...A replacement sketch for one deemed too "risquee'" for airing on telly.

And in L.O.B. , the schism of the throng following brian out of the marketplace....Gourd or Shoe....Has to be the xian schism between those who interpret scripture literally, and those who read metaphorically.

Sat bolt upright in bed with that one...who beat me to it? :jack:
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Re: Favorite Monty Python Sketches and/or Scenes

Postby black bart on Fri May 14, 2010 6:25 am

Why were you watching Monty Python in bed?

Mind you there is that scene with the Dirty Vicar. :lech:
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Re: Favorite Monty Python Sketches and/or Scenes

Postby bacon on Fri May 14, 2010 11:46 am

One of the best books I've read was Philosophy and Monty Python. Excellent read. Perhaps something you would be interested in Mr. Worley?
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Re: Favorite Monty Python Sketches and/or Scenes

Postby ken worley on Sun May 30, 2010 4:55 pm

I always Prefer To Let creative works stand alone, rather than read critiques, reviews, or analyses.
Like the Brian thing above, I was In bed, falling asleep, and mentally bitching about nazi asshattery, and was cheering myself up with remembered Irreverence From 'Brian'...
*lisping* "...In..wome"

The marketplace scene before the stoning came to mind, and the bearded ladies making up all of the 'stoners' made me chuckle(Notetoprimitivejerryspringeraudience: If you're real men', then why don't you fix your fear issues, instead of throwing stones?), then the gourd-shoe thing hit me like a brick of obvious, and I was up for another three hours, musing.(not code for watching porn)
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