Articles Tagged 'Monty Python'

The Victorian cricketer W.G. Grace plays God in ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ (Photo: Cinema 5/EMI Films)

WATCH: Terry Gilliam’s Grumpy Commentary for Lost Python Animations

This will only be of interest to anyone observing the reunion of the former members of Monty Python’s Flying Circus and secretly pining for more of those absurd animations Terry Gilliam used to make out of old paintings. In this clip, an extract from one of the Blu-ray extras from the latest re-release of Monty Python and […]

Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Aimi McDonald, Marty Feldman and Graham Chapman in ‘At Last the 1948 Show’ (Photo: Larry Ellis/Getty Images)

B.F.I. Unearths Lost Episodes of Pre-‘Python’ Comedy

It’s always a cause for celebration when episodes of a long-lost TV series suddenly come to light. It was when those missing 1960s Doctor Who adventures were discovered a couple of years ago and it is now, as the British Film Institute announces that it has found two missing episodes of At Last the 1948 […]

Felicity Jones and Rosamund Pike (Pics: Jon Kopaloff and Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Forget Harvard: Which of Your Favorite Stars Are Oxford Grads?

When it comes to prestige, the British education system works on a fairly simple hierarchy. There’s no Ivy League, no jostling for position. There is Oxford University and its many colleges, and there is Cambridge University and its many colleges, and then there is everywhere else. That’s not to say Manchester or Durham or Edinburgh […]

WATCH: Stephen Hawking Sings Monty Python

This clip requires no context, no back-story and no explanation. It is simply Professor Stephen Hawking—by some distance the most famous scientist in the world—singing Monty Python’s “Galaxy Song” as only he can, interspersed with footage taken from Monty Python’s illustrious back catalogue, with particular emphasis given to their recent live reunion shows. Oh and […]

The Clangers

Michael Palin Lends His Voice to ‘The Clangers’

If you catch a British person of a certain age and mention The Clangers, chances are the eyes will glaze over slightly, a smile with play across their face and almost without realizing it, they’ll start making friendly bird noises, as if a swanee whistle was attempting to start a conversation with a small child. […]

Monty Python rehearsals – London

‘Monty Python’ Live Show Under Investigation for… Lack of Swearing?

Well, here’s a new one. It’s not uncommon for television shows in the U.K. to come under investigation from the country’s media regulator, Ofcom, when viewers complain about unsuitable material. Perhaps the most common complaint is the use of foul, or even just mildly naughty, language prior to the 9pm “watershed”. So it comes as […]

Colin Furze making his enormous metal bum

British Inventor Builds Huge Bum to Fart at France

It is probably best, when reading this story and watching the accompanying media, not to spend too much time wondering at the motivations of the people involved. Let the facts speak for themselves, do not ask why, for there are no satisfactory answers beyond a simply stated “because.” Colin Furze is an inventor. He likes […]

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