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 <email@example.com>
In the 'Lecture of the History of Japing', specifically, the 'Custard Pie' sequence, Terry Gilliam doesn't get hit at all by any of the pies whereas Michael Palin is hit once during the 'Three Course Complex' along with John Cleese during the surprise at the end, and Terry Jones is utterly clobbered by multiple pies. See more »
In the German philosophers' soccer team there's Ludwig Wittgenstein, who is actually Austrian. See more »
Live & raw, a unique experience for any Python-fan.
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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