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Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)

The Monty Python troupe perform a combination of classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl.
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A collection of skits that made the Python troup famous, performed live at the Hollywood Bowl. Included are the singing philosophers, lumberjacks, the pope, and a suspiciously-male looking seabird vendor. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Never before in the history of human civilization has there been a movie called "Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl"


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25 June 1982 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$327,958, 27 June 1982, Limited Release

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$327,958, 27 June 1982
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Trivia

The members of the six person Monty Python troupe who also appeared in the same 1982 year's other comedy concert movie The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982) included Michael Palin, John Cleese, and Graham Chapman. See more »

Goofs

In the German philosophers' soccer team there's Ludwig Wittgenstein, who is actually Austrian. See more »

Quotes

Albatross vendor: Albatross... Albatross. ALBATROSS.
[looks to someone in the crowd]
Albatross vendor: You're not supposed to be smoking that. Albatross.
Someone in the crowd: What flavour is it? What flavour is it?
Albatross person: Seagull sickle... Pelican bon-bon... ALBATROSS.
Albatross person: I will have two ice creams, please.
Albatross vendor: I don't have any ice creams, I've just got this albatross. ALBATROSS.
Albatross person: What flavour is it?
Albatross vendor: ...Well it's an albatross. Isn't it? It's not any bloody flavour. ALBATROSS.
Albatross person: It's got to be some flavour, I mean everything's got a flavour.
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Crazy Credits

The film's opening also features spanning shots of the audience, including some obvious die-hard Monty Python fanatics. Amongst them are someone dressed as a Spam vendor, someone dressed as Gumby (the Monty Python sketch character, not the green clay guy), and someone with a "Monty Python for President" sign. See more »


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I'm the Urban Spaceman
Written by Neil Innes
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Live & raw, a unique experience for any Python-fan.
7 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

First of all; it's just amazing seeing the legendary Pythons performing the most popular sketches live, in front of a huge audience, similar to a music concert. The crowd is so into it, they seem to know the lines by heart. Still, they just love it and it makes for a very special event with a fantastic atmosphere.

My favourite sketch (and it IS hard to pick just one!) is the "Church Police" sketch. Why? Because the otherwise super-professional Pythons can't keep from laughing themselves as things go slightly wrong. Just look when Terry Jones' wig comes right off as he jumps... They crack up. I have never seen that happen before, and every time I see it I laugh so hard it hurts.

If you have never seen the TV-series before, this may not seem as all that much of a great movie. But being an almost fanatical fan of the Pythons, seeing these sketches live is a wholly enjoyable experience.

The only sad thing is that most of us never attended the bloody thing. Nonetheless, this is a must see.


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