Can you imagine a world where we didn’t have Monty Python? As we mentioned before in respect to a precursor of Python, Mark Evanier has stated (and I wish I could find the original link) that if Python had occurred just a bit earlier, it would have been in black and white rather than color and thus subject to the BBC’s policy of wiping. It’s just too mind-numbing to consider, honestly.
However, we don’t have to consider it. We can instead revel–and indeed, wallow–in it. Team Python has put some of their greatest hits online, so we can use them to help celebrate this glorious day forty years ago when Python first hit the television. Back then they were just glad to have the price of a cup of tea.
Here’s what I think is one of the best musical numbers to ever hit the big screen. No lie.
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I would also advise you to check out one of my favorite Python bits we’ve ever posted, in which they invade a morning chat show in 1975.
- Click here to buy the original 16-ton megaset of Flying Circus from Amazon. Yes, there’s a newer megaset with more stuff, but some of it is repeats and the extra docus, if you must have them, are available separately. This is the best deal.
- Click here to buy Python stuff from Amazon.