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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Unusual for a Monty Python production, there is very little crossdressing by the Pythons to play female parts. The only instances of this are John Cleese as Little Red Riding Hood in the archival footage (actually a dubbed version of one of the shows they filmed for German television) and Terry Jones as a mother/housewife in the "Church Police" sketch. See more »
Che Guevara is referred to as "the Bolivian guerrilla leader". While he traveled extensively in Bolivia, he's originally from Argentina. See more »
I've got two legs, from my hips to the ground / And when I move them, they walk around / And when I lift them, they climb the stairs / And when I shave them, they ain't got hairs.
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In the beginning credits, though announced as "super alphabetically", the names of Neil Innes and Carol Cleveland are shown in this order. 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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