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Started by CaptainBlack on Oct 6, 2019 3:04:52 AM
50 years of Monty Python

One is dead and one has dementia.

But they are the Beatles of British comedy.

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upgoerfive - 06 Oct 2019 03:59:00 (#1 of 186)

One is dead



He's just pining for the fjords ...

YorenInTheNorth - 06 Oct 2019 04:03:38 (#2 of 186)

Who has dementia?

browserbutton - 06 Oct 2019 04:34:32 (#3 of 186)

Terry Jones.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/apr/16/mo
nty-python-terry-jones-learning-to-live-with-dementia

AlanII - 06 Oct 2019 06:43:09 (#4 of 186)

But they are the Beatles of British comedy.

Who’d have thunk that Cleese was Ringo?

Arjuna - 06 Oct 2019 07:34:52 (#5 of 186)

I only vaguely remember the TV series but my dad had some of their books that I devoured as it was a cool thing to know about at school. I loved Life of Brian, remember everyone talking about it and as it was a AA you had to be fourteen and I was twelve. Luckily my dad thought that nonsense and the whole family went. It was probably one of the most enjoyable days of my whole childhood, people were queuing round the block and can never remember a film where there was so much laughter.

AlanII - 06 Oct 2019 07:52:33 (#6 of 186)

I played the record of the Lif of Brian so many times that, by the early eighties I’d got thoroughly bored of it and thought The Holy grail far superior. I was very pleasantly surprised when I revisited it at just how funny (and good) it was.

TheSwearingBear - 06 Oct 2019 08:09:26 (#7 of 186)

Life of Brian is the best film ever. Every scene is genius. Every scene.

TRaney - 06 Oct 2019 08:12:31 (#8 of 186)

The movies are much better than the TV series for which the greatest hits conpilation ANFSCD suffices.

Arjuna - 06 Oct 2019 08:16:53 (#9 of 186)

I think you had to watch the TV series at the time.

Its ironic that such anarchic approach to comedy has been appropriated by dullards who memorize every line.

thisonehasalittlehat - 06 Oct 2019 08:18:47 (#10 of 186)

No it isn't.

TRaney - 06 Oct 2019 08:19:46 (#11 of 186)

ISWYTTDT

TRaney - 06 Oct 2019 08:20:03 (#12 of 186)

AINRTTB

TRaney - 06 Oct 2019 08:20:47 (#13 of 186)

I think you had to watch the TV series at the time.

You said you only vaguely remember them!

Arjuna - 06 Oct 2019 08:22:12 (#14 of 186)

that's why I prefixed it with "I think"

TRaney - 06 Oct 2019 08:23:09 (#15 of 186)

I guess more like

TommyDGNR8 - 06 Oct 2019 08:26:31 (#16 of 186)

The overlap between devout Pythonists and golfers is considerable.

Arjuna - 06 Oct 2019 08:30:14 (#17 of 186)

The TV shows are certainly very hard viewing now

I wonder what happened after Life of Brian? Meaning of Life was a real disappointment.

Tenesmus - 06 Oct 2019 08:33:14 (#18 of 186)

It wasn't as offensive?

RosyLovelady - 06 Oct 2019 08:35:37 (#19 of 186)

I haven't seen it. Would it offend me? I need a bit of offence to take.

TommyDGNR8 - 06 Oct 2019 08:39:02 (#20 of 186)

"Bloody Roman bloody Catholics filling t'bloody world with bloody children they can't afford to bloody feed..."

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