Posts Tagged ‘Monty Python’

Six Degrees of Marty Feldman

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Probably because I was searching for various clips following Gene Wilder’s death, this video about Marty Feldman’s life came up on YouTube. I thought I’d see a few minutes of it and actually ended up watching the whole thing.

Here in the U.S. Feldman is probably know mainly for appearing in Young Frankenstein, but in the UK he was revered as a radio and TV comic writing and performing genius who held his own working with many of the people who would later form Monty Python. Indeed, Feldman co-wrote the famous “Four Yorkshiremen” skit Python would later adopt as their own, and when Python first went on the air, Feldman was staring in his own Marty show on the BBC.

It’s worth a watch.

The Complete Monty Python Reunion Press Conference

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

In case you hadn’t heard, Monty Python’s Flying Circus is reuniting for a live show at London’s 02 Arena next July 1st.

Because I like Monty Python, and because I’m not above blatant click-bait, here’s a video of the entire press conference announcing the reunion.

Random Notes:

  1. The sound seems screwed up after about 5 minutes, but you can still hear them.

  2. Love the wrong names.
  3. Love Gilliam’s Mr. Bill shirt.
  4. Carol Cleveland looks really, really good for her age.

Much More Important Than ABBA

Friday, January 27th, 2012

The surviving members of Monty Python are reuniting for a science fiction film farce called Absolutely Anything.

I am so there.

Dead Parrot Sketch Included

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

And now for another episode of whoring for dollars!

Actually, I seldom promote any products beyond book and DVD links on this blog, but The Complete Monty Python’s Flying Circus 16 Ton Megaset (which gets you all the TV episodes and two live shows) for $34.99 strikes me as a good enough deal that I’m going to order one for myself.

And now, the Dead Parrot Sketch.