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BarbJ
07-13-2007, 09:04 PM
I just got the M. Python 16 Mega-Ton set. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy this show. I'm not one to sit giggling to myself, but I did. (My cats kept staring at me.)

Highly recommended; if I had to describe the show briefly: They love straight-faced absurdities, and you can't anticipate where they're going with a joke.

The 16 Mega-Ton set is all their programs (actually 16 disks). It used to cost over $200, but I got it on sale for $67.

Not recommeded: Starting to watch when you should be sleeping because you have to be at work early the next day, and you're so tired you can't focus, your head is nodding, eyes closing, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....

davids
07-13-2007, 09:07 PM
The Larch

Ol' Fashioned Girl
07-13-2007, 09:07 PM
Your mother was a hamster... now, where'd you find it for $67!?!

MidnightMuse
07-13-2007, 09:08 PM
I'm a lumberjack
And I'm okay.
I sleep all night
And I work all day.


"This parrot has ceased to be!"

"I'm sorry, sir, I'm afraid that walk isn't silly enough for the Ministry of Silly Walks."

"Know what I mean? Eh? Nudge Nudge"

Jersey Chick
07-13-2007, 09:09 PM
Hmmm... I might have to splurge. I adore Monty Python.

ahem **clears throat**

"I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay.
I sleep all night and I work all day
I love press wildflowers
and hang around in bars!"

(ok - I don't know if the wording is 100% accurate, but you get the idea!) ;)

MidnightMuse
07-13-2007, 09:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDrIMzHzQQk

davids
07-13-2007, 09:13 PM
This parrot is not dead it is just resting

This is the ministery of silly walks and pythonesque refute!

Stew21
07-13-2007, 09:17 PM
go boil your bottoms you sons of silly persons.

davids
07-13-2007, 09:34 PM
And I still want to be a lion tamer

auntybug
07-13-2007, 09:38 PM
"It's just a bunny rabbit"

*ducks as attack rabbit lunges*

I don't know what you're talking about. Never watch the stuff. And I don't have the "lumberjack song" or "Sit on my face and tell me that you love me" on my cell phone either;)

ChunkyC
07-13-2007, 09:48 PM
"I'd just like to say I abhor the implication that the Royal Navy is a haven for cannibalism. It is well known that it is now the RAF who suffer the most casualties in that area. Signed: Captain B.J. Smithers-In-A-White-Wine-Sauce."

I've been a fan of the TV show since before The Holy Grail hit the big screen in the mid 1970s.

Calla Lily
07-13-2007, 09:49 PM
NO ONE expects the Spanish Inquisition!

Cardinal Fang...bring out--the Comfy Chair!

I own 'em all too. :D

Stew21
07-13-2007, 09:50 PM
you can't have babies! You don't have a womb. Where's the fetus going to gestate? You going to keep it in a box?

Jersey Chick
07-13-2007, 09:51 PM
"Your arm's off!"
"'Tis but a scratch!"

"Bring us a..... (dramatic pause)....

SHRUBBERY!

A nice one now, and not too much..."

I still laugh like a maniac during this movie and we quote it line by line each time.

On second thought, let's not go to Camelot (AW during this thread).
Tis a silly place

davids
07-13-2007, 09:52 PM
Me? Saw the first television show while a young fellow living in a bed sit in Clapham South-the larch-nudge nudge know what I mean? Nods as good as a wink to a blind man-say no more say no more!!!!

ChunkyC
07-13-2007, 09:54 PM
NO ONE expects the Spanish Inquisition!

Cardinal Fang...bring out--the Comfy Chair!

I own 'em all too. :D
"*gasp* Not the Comfy Chair!"

"Poke him with -- the soft pillow!" :roll:

We used to have Python parties in high school where we'd watch the TV show and recite along with it. Eric Idle's tourism rant was one of the funniest things I ever heard.

ETA: you gang ever see this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luVjkTEIoJc)? (youtube video)

Rainy Night
07-13-2007, 10:00 PM
Who's Brian?

I'm Brian !

No, I'm Brian!

Stew21
07-13-2007, 10:00 PM
He's not the messiah. he's a very naughy boy!

Jersey Chick
07-13-2007, 10:04 PM
Did he say blessed are the cheesemakers?!

Ooops - damn misquote!

wyntermoon
07-13-2007, 10:08 PM
I wave my private parts at your aunties, you heaving lot of second-hand electric donkey bottom biters.

so there. :P

Ol' Fashioned Girl
07-13-2007, 10:12 PM
"There's a penguin on the telly!"

"Oh, intercourse the penguin!"

ChunkyC
07-13-2007, 10:13 PM
As a writer, I do think the Novel Writing sketch was particularly brilliant.

"Novel Writing, live from Dorchester!" :ROFL:

benbradley
07-13-2007, 10:23 PM
Transcripts of "Holy Grail" and (this one's not Monty Python but it's classic and quoted in at least one sigline) "Airplane!" are easily found online, in direct and flagrant violation of copyright laws. I, of course, have not looked for nor read through any such websites...

"What do you mean? An African or European swallow?"

Looks like I picked the wrong week to give up humor.

Jersey Chick
07-13-2007, 10:35 PM
There are some who call me....

Tim?

Shwebb
07-14-2007, 12:03 AM
There's a sheep in the wainscoting.

maestrowork
07-14-2007, 12:47 AM
Spam spam spam spam. Lovely Spam. Wonderful Spam.

This thread is dangerous to my sanity.

Sophia
07-14-2007, 12:47 AM
Ooh... Amazon.co.uk has the 16 Ton Megaset (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Monty-Pythons-Ton-Megaset/dp/B0009XRZ92/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_1/203-3922783-2652737?ie=UTF8&qid=1184359204&sr=8-40) for £37.18, although it's Region 1 only, unfortunately. Amazon.com has it (http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Pythons-Flying-Circus-Megaset/dp/B0009XRZ92/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-3478670-1207247?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1184359589&sr=8-1)for $64.99. The individual series are available for between £9.99 and £15.99 on Play.com in Region 2 format.

Shwebb
07-14-2007, 12:50 AM
Well, I'm a long-time member of the Royal Society for Putting things on Top of Other Things. If you visited my house, you'd surely know this.

MidnightMuse
07-14-2007, 12:53 AM
Ooh... Amazon.co.uk has the 16 Ton Megaset (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Monty-Pythons-Ton-Megaset/dp/B0009XRZ92/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_1/203-3922783-2652737?ie=UTF8&qid=1184359204&sr=8-40) for £37.18, although it's Region 1 only, unfortunately. Amazon.com has it (http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Pythons-Flying-Circus-Megaset/dp/B0009XRZ92/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-3478670-1207247?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1184359589&sr=8-1)for $64.99. The individual series are available for between £9.99 and £15.99 on Play.com in Region 2 format.

backwards maybe? Amazon.uk wouldn't carry Region 1 (but if they do, then why the heck would Amazon.com carry Region 2?)

I'm confused - but regardless of the typo - if you're desperate, there ARE ways to play Region 2 dvd's for those of us in the US and Canada's Region 1.

If it's not a typo, then someone's due for a slappin' with a trout!

:D

maestrowork
07-14-2007, 12:57 AM
My DVD player plays both NTSC and PAL, and is region free. It costs me $59.

MidnightMuse
07-14-2007, 12:58 AM
I'm hunting for one of those myself ! It's hard to watch a good movie on the laptop :D

Sophia
07-14-2007, 01:02 AM
If it's not a typo, then someone's due for a slappin' with a trout!

:D



Nooo!

I got all paranoid and double-checked the link: Amazon.co.uk definitely sell the Region 1 version. What Amazon.com sells is Region Unknown. (Perhaps its Finland, Finland, Finland...)

MidnightMuse
07-14-2007, 01:05 AM
Hmmm . . . Okay, for YOU I'll put down the trout :D

ChunkyC
07-14-2007, 01:42 AM
But what about the Pirahna Brothers?

"Doug and Dinsdale Pirahna were born on probation on Kipling Row."

maxmordon
07-16-2007, 03:11 AM
Sam Peckinpah's Salad Days (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1-NpyaOWV0)

Chumplet
07-16-2007, 05:04 AM
I've been buying 'Best Of' DVDs for my son. If he saved his allowance, he could buy the whole shebang, but he's not very adept at saving.

I have a published script of Holy Grail, and it's fun trying to read it along with the movie.

"I fart in your general direction!"

Jersey Chick
07-16-2007, 05:29 AM
"You've got two empty 'alves of coconuts an' yer bangin' 'em together!"

damn - I have to go dig that DVD out from behind the tv (where my two year old thinks it's hysterical to shove the dvds), and watch it.

"Perhaps if we built a large wooden badger...?"

ChunkyC
07-16-2007, 08:16 PM
I gotta go watch mine too....

"Then thou lobbest the Holy Hand Grenade at thine enemy, blowing him to tiny bits ... in his infinite mercy."

:roll:

Jersey Chick
07-16-2007, 08:53 PM
"One... two... five--"
"Three, sir."

MidnightMuse
07-16-2007, 09:09 PM
Did anyone besides me see Erik the Viking? It was a lesser-known Monty Python movie, terribly funny - I can even forgive the fact that it stars Tim Robbins as Erik.

Be there or beheaded! :D

cray
07-16-2007, 09:47 PM
"run away"

Jabs
07-17-2007, 10:44 PM
Did anyone besides me see Erik the Viking? It was a lesser-known Monty Python movie, terribly funny - I can even forgive the fact that it stars Tim Robbins as Erik.

Be there or beheaded! :D


Erik the Viking was NOT a Monty Python movie. It was however written and directed by Terry Jones (who also portrayed the king) and co-starred John Cleese.
That's like saying Yellowbeard was a Python movie just because Graham, John and Eric were in it. It wasn't.
But yes, it was funny (mostly).

Ever see The Adventures of Baron Munchausen?

Duncan J Macdonald
07-18-2007, 12:03 AM
I gotta go watch mine too....

"Then thou lobbest the Holy Hand Grenade at thine enemy, blowing him to tiny bits ... in his infinite mercy."

:roll:Arrrrgggghhhh!!

And the Lord spake, saying, 'First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three. No more. No less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three.
Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then, lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of
Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.'

Comma abuse is from the script as well.

ChunkyC
07-18-2007, 12:51 AM
Isn't the 'mercy' bit in there somewhere? (goes a-googling)

Ah! It is, but at the beginning of the reading from the Book of Armaments. Memory is an interesting thing, isn't it? :D

Kate Thornton
07-18-2007, 12:56 AM
"One day, lad, all this will be yours!"

"What, the curtains?"

Kate Thornton
07-18-2007, 12:59 AM
And I can't think of Cardinal Fang and the Comfy Chair without thinking of Eddie Izzard's "Cake orDeath"...

"Cake or death?"
"Eh, cake please."
"Very well! Give him cake!"
"Oh, thanks very much. It's very nice."
"You! Cake or death?"
"Uh, cake for me, too, please."
"Very well! Give him cake, too! We're gonna run out of cake at this rate. You! Cake or death?"
"Uh, death, please. No, cake! Cake! Cake, sorry. Sorry..."
"You said death first, uh-uh, death first!"
"Well, I meant cake!"
"Oh, all right. You're lucky I'm Church of England!" Cake or death?"”

Duncan J Macdonald
07-18-2007, 02:14 AM
And I can't think of Cardinal Fang and the Comfy Chair without thinking of Eddie Izzard's "Cake orDeath"...

"Cake or death?"
"Eh, cake please."
"Very well! Give him cake!"
"Oh, thanks very much. It's very nice."
"You! Cake or death?"
"Uh, cake for me, too, please."
"Very well! Give him cake, too! We're gonna run out of cake at this rate. You! Cake or death?"
"Uh, death, please. No, cake! Cake! Cake, sorry. Sorry..."
"You said death first, uh-uh, death first!"
"Well, I meant cake!"
"Oh, all right. You're lucky I'm Church of England!" Cake or death?"”
Mother: Call the Police!
Father: Call the Church!
Son: Call the Church Police!
All: The Church Police!
<the Church Police Arrives> What's all this, then, Amen!

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07-18-2007, 02:57 AM
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Jersey Chick
07-18-2007, 03:00 AM
"That's what it says... Aughhhhhh"
"But nobody woud write 'Aughhhhh?', they'd just say it."
"'Aughhh...??"
"No, no, more back of the throat "Aughhhhh..."


loose translation - my mind's a little fuzzy.

ChunkyC
07-18-2007, 04:01 AM
Mother: Call the Police!
Father: Call the Church!
Son: Call the Church Police!
All: The Church Police!
<the Church Police Arrives> What's all this, then, Amen!
:roll:

"There's another dead bishop on the landing, vicar sargeant!"
"Uh, Detective Parson, madam."

***

"The one in the braces, he done it."
"It's a fair cop, but society's to blame."
"Agreed, we'll be chargin' them too."

***

That sketch always had me in stitches.

Mr. Fix
07-18-2007, 04:11 AM
"Is this your donor card?"

Boy howdy, I'm just rolling from the reading of all these quotes!
:roll:

Foinah
07-18-2007, 07:03 AM
"*gasp* Not the Comfy Chair!"

"Poke him with -- the soft pillow!" :roll:

We used to have Python parties in high school where we'd watch the TV show and recite along with it. Eric Idle's tourism rant was one of the funniest things I ever heard.

ETA: you gang ever see this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luVjkTEIoJc)? (youtube video)

Oh my god! So did I...Hooray! I'm not the only dorkus in AW :hooray:

Later when I owned my pub we used to have Python fests. We'd use the plastic ashtrays as coconuts during Holy Grail.

*Sniff* Good times...

"I need a license for my pet fish Eric, HE'S AN HALIBUT.
Here is my license for my pet cat Eric."
"Sir, this is a dog license with the word 'dog' scratched out and 'CAT' written in..."

Foinah
07-18-2007, 07:17 AM
Did anyone besides me see Erik the Viking? It was a lesser-known Monty Python movie, terribly funny - I can even forgive the fact that it stars Tim Robbins as Erik.

Be there or beheaded! :D
Terry Jones wrote and directed That film.

Monty Python films :
And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983)

Terry Gilliam films :
Jabberwocky (1977)
Time Bandits (1981)
The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983) (a short supporting feature that accompanied Monty Python's The Meaning of Life)
Brazil (1985)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
The Fisher King (1991)
Twelve Monkeys (1995) (inspired by Chris Marker's La Jetée).
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Tideland (2005)

Jabs
07-18-2007, 09:10 PM
Funny, I thought I already said that...

Foinah
07-19-2007, 04:02 AM
Funny, I thought I already said that...

yes, yes you did.

Burma! I panicked.

maxmordon
07-19-2007, 06:13 AM
Good morning, I am looking for a Lake Pahoe

BarbaraSheridan
07-19-2007, 06:46 AM
"If we took the bones out they wouldn't be crunchy now would they?"

To this day I cannot see a live or photographed Llama and not think "Les Llamas es uno quadrupedo" :P

and of course "If you see Llamas where people are swimming you shout--Look out there are Llamas!!!"

I think I'll go and try not to be seen now...

Soccer Mom
07-19-2007, 07:17 AM
He's not the Messiah! He's just a naughty boy!

rosebud1981
07-23-2007, 03:09 AM
My hovercraft is full of eels

blacbird
07-23-2007, 03:29 AM
Notice how they do not so much fly, as plummet.

caw

Foinah
07-23-2007, 06:43 AM
Norwegian blue, beautiful plumage!

wyntermoon
07-23-2007, 07:09 AM
My theme song (you can add your own whistling)


Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse.
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best...

And...always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the light side of life...

If life seems jolly rotten
There's something you've forgotten
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing.
When you're feeling in the dumps
Don't be silly chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle - that's the thing.

And...always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the light side of life...

For life is quite absurd
And death's the final word
You must always face the curtain with a bow.
Forget about your sin - give the audience a grin
Enjoy it - it's your last chance anyhow.

So always look on the bright side of death
Just before you draw your terminal breath

Life's a piece of shit
When you look at it
Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true.
You'll see it's all a show
Keep 'em laughing as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you.

And always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the right side of life...
(Come on guys, cheer up!)
Always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the bright side of life...
(Worse things happen at sea, you know.)
Always look on the bright side of life...
(I mean - what have you got to lose?)
(You know, you come from nothing - you're going back to nothing.
What have you lost? Nothing!)
Always look on the right side of life...

maxmordon
07-26-2007, 11:05 AM
I just had the luck to buy The Life Of Brian; a real classic of comedy!