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Monty Python's Flying Circus

Monty Python’s Flying Circus

Amid the spiralling attentiornado around a certain other British TV show of the past (and future), we bring news of a classic comedy comeback, of sorts.

The five surviving stars of Monty Python’s Flying Circus are announcing a reunion something this week. They have not said what form this will take—a movie, a stage show, some internet clips—but there is definitely going to be a thing, and it will comprise the collective efforts of John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam.

A spokesperson for the group told Sky News: “A press conference is set for Thursday  (November 21) where the Pythons themselves will be unveiling their plans to work together again.

“Make sure Python fans are alerted to the big forthcoming news event.”

So there, consider yourselves alerted.

And if the thought of five men who clearly should be old enough to know better by now, reliving the daftnesses of their collective youth with a certain moist-eyed reverence for The One That Is No Longer With Us isn’t enough of an attraction, did you know the team made a German version of Monty Python in 1971?

It’s a true story, they were flown out to Bavaria to do it, had to learn the German script phonetically, and naturally it’s on YouTube:

Somehow, amid all that silliness, the change of language doesn’t seem that big a deal, does it.

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Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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