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Monty Python rehearsals - London. Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and John Cleese are seen on the first day of rehearsals in London, for their new show Monty Python Live (mostly) which is on at the O2 Arena in London on July 1-5, 15, 16, 18-20. Picture date: Monday June 16, 2014. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire URN:20122728

Surviving members of the Monty Python comedy troupe, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, John Cleese and Terry Gilliam, have gotten together for the first day of rehearsals for their forthcoming show Monty Python Live, being performed at O2 Arena in London on July 1-5, 15, 16, 18-20, reports the Associated Press.

The reunion was originally scheduled to be a one-off, but based on audience demand the guys added four more shows, and then a few more, finally landing at 10 shows.

Cleese seemed humbled by the audience response telling the Radio Times, “We’re all touched that so many fans still want to see such old people perform.”

That’s quite the understatement with the first batch of tickets selling out in 42.5 seconds, and another 72,500 tickets being released for the additional shows (selling out within an hour).

With the show just around the corner, the actors have gotten together for the first day of rehearsal. While the members don’t always see eye-to-eye, they seem to be getting on for the most part … well, it is day one.

You can take a peek at the first day of rehearsal below:

Monty Python rehearsals - London. Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and John Cleese are seen on the first day of rehearsals in London, for their new show Monty Python Live (mostly) which is on at the O2 Arena in London on July 1-5, 15, 16, 18-20. Picture date: Monday June 16, 2014. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire URN:20122728
Jones, Idle, Palin, Gilliam and Cleese get settled in on their first day of rehearsal … some more comfy than others. (Ian West/PA Wire)
Monty Python rehearsals - London. Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and John Cleese are seen on the first day of rehearsals in London, for their new show Monty Python Live (mostly) which is on at the O2 Arena in London on July 1-5, 15, 16, 18-20. Picture date: Monday June 16, 2014. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire URN:20122694
The guys relocate for a table reading. (Ian West/PA Wire)
Monty Python rehearsals - London. Michael Palin and Eric Idle are seen on the first day of rehearsals in London, for their new show Monty Python Live (mostly) which is on at the O2 Arena in London on July 1-5, 15, 16, 18-20. Picture date: Monday June 16, 2014. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire URN:20122714
Uh-oh, Idle has his finger out, swinging it at Palin. (Ian West/PA Wire)
Monty Python rehearsals - London. Michael Palin and Eric Idle are seen on the first day of rehearsals in London, for their new show Monty Python Live (mostly) which is on at the O2 Arena in London on July 1-5, 15, 16, 18-20. Picture date: Monday June 16, 2014. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire URN:20122734
Why are you looking at us, we can’t help you?! (Ian West/PA Wire)
Monty Python rehearsals - London. Terry Gilliam seen on the first day of rehearsals in London, for their new show Monty Python Live (mostly) which is on at the O2 Arena in London on July 1-5, 15, 16, 18-20. Picture date: Monday June 16, 2014. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire URN:20122681
Gilliam has his dunzo face on. (Ian West/PA Wire)
Monty Python rehearsals - London. Terry Gilliam seen on the first day of rehearsals in London, for their new show Monty Python Live (mostly) which is on at the O2 Arena in London on July 1-5, 15, 16, 18-20. Picture date: Monday June 16, 2014. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire URN:20122640
Okay, he’s back in good spirits. (Ian West/PA)
idle has found a better use for those digits. (Ian West/PA Wire)
Idle has found a better use for those digits. (Ian West/PA Wire)
Terry Jones ... (Ian West/PA Wire)
Jones is seen putting in his two cents. (Ian West/PA Wire)
(Ian West/PA Wire)
Get to work guys, you only have a few weeks. (Ian West/PA Wire)

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