Monty Python's Flying Circus: Complete and Annotated - All the Bits

Monty Python's Flying Circus: Complete and Annotated - All the Bits

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Every script, every episode of the innovative, hilarious, and absurd "Monty Python's Flying Circus," one of the most influential television series of all time, is include here, plus hundreds of annotations, behind-the-scenes stories, interviews, and more, as well as photographs, drawings, and Terry Gilliam's iconic artwork.

"Monty Python's Flying Circus" is one of the most popular, important and oft-quoted comedy series of all time. Python's influence on comedy has been compared to the Beatles' influence on music. This landmark work collects the complete scripts for every one of the 45 episodes of "Flying Circus" every silly setup, every clever conceit, every snide insult, and ever saucy aside from these classic skits, including "The Ministry of Silly Walks," "The Dead Parrot," "Banter in the Cheese Shop," "Spam, the Funniest Joke in the World," "The Spanish Inquisition," "The Argument Clinic," "The Fish-Slapping Dance," "The Lumberjack Song," and all the rest.

Every script is thoroughly annotated with notes that cover the plethora of cultural, historical, and topical references touched upon in each sketch. Sidebars and commentary throughout include profiles of the principles -- Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, and John Cleese -- and interviews with the cast and crew; fascinating facts about technical concerns, set design, and shooting locations; insider stores from on and off the set, including arguments, accidents, and practical jokes; goofs and gaffes; and much more. Also included are thousands of stills and artwork from the shows.

Title:Monty Python's Flying Circus: Complete and Annotated - All the Bits
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781579129132
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    Monty Python's Flying Circus: Complete and Annotated - All the Bits Reviews

  • Paul Bryant

    1. The first thing I see is that there is no editor mentioned on the cover or the spine. That is strange. On the title page the editor/annotator is revealed to be Luke Dempsey. Hi Luke!2. The annotati...

  • David

    It gives much more (and welcome) attention to Gilliam’s contributions. Sadly, it seems to simply repeat the errors in transcripts of Just The Words. Some things pass without annotation (including oc...

  • Brennan

    A fantastic book for Python fans who live in the US or other counties who don't understand the Britain-only references in the show, the annotations tell you in a simple to grasp, understanding, matter...

  • The other Sandy

    The annotations were odd. Some were genuinely useful for people unfamiliar with name-checked English cricketers and game show hosts from the 1960s. Others were explaining very obvious things, while th...

  • Martin De jong

    Five stars for the scripts, not for the annotation. No, Wilfrid Brambell did NOT play the son in Steptoe and Son ( p. 798)!...

  • Gabriel

    Classic Funny stuff. ...

  • Keith

    What can I say about the comic genius of Monty Python? I can only offer my homage ….(A rural road. A convertible sports car pulls up to a local man standing along the road.)MAN. Excuse me old man ...

  • Stewart Tame

    This is a huge book. But that's to be expected from a collection of the complete and annotated scripts from all four seasons of Monty Python's Flying Circus. To be honest, the annotations are rather u...

  • Kris

    I confess that I did not read every word in this book - it really IS "all the bits" from the entire Monty Python's Flying Circus, along with notes. I found the notes pretty interesting: the author exp...

  • Kathy

    Not sure if a reference book, coffee table book, or something to carry around and memorize. Lots of fun to read the long rants that go by so fast when you read them. I did just skim through a lot thou...