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British surreal comedy group that created Monty Python's Flying Circus, a British television comedy sketch show that first aired on the BBC on 5 October 1969.

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British terminology in “Away from it All”

In the narration of Monty Python's short, Away from it All, there is some British terminology and accents that I can't understand. I have marked the parts I can't understand as question marks: [...
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How did Monty Python get away with airing nudity?

When watching Monty Python's flying circus it's hard not to notice that there is a lot of nudity, mostly topless women. I'm just curious about how they could have gotten away with airing this on TV in ...
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What did Monty Python's live studio audience see?

The television series Monty Python's Flying Circus was shot in front of a live studio audience. It includes live sketches on a stage or set, and the audience can be heard laughing. However, much of ...
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What does “12 and 6 in a plain wrapper” mean?

(Monty Python's Flying Circus was just added to Netflix.) By Netflix's reckoning, S1E11 ("The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Goes to the Bathroom") has a segment called "The World of History: Social ...
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What is the origin of the “double entendre” stock footage trope?

In Monty Python’s And Now For Something Completely Different, there is a “romantic interlude” sketch (I think it was in the TV series too) where two people start to get passionate, then various stock ...
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Was Michael Keaton's portrayal of Dogberry meant to be an homage to Monty Python?

It seems pretty obvious and somewhat well accepted that Michael Keaton's portrayal of Dogberry in Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing (1993) was inspired by Monty Python And The Holy Grail Has ...
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What are Dino and Luigi trying to extort from the Army in Full Frontal Nudity?

In the Season 1 Episode 8 of Monty Python's Flying Circus, the Army Protection Racket sketch, two cliché Italian mafiosi are trying to blackmail the Colonel into giving them money: [...] not a ...
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What is the Music Playing Behind Monty Python's Spanish Inquisition Closing Credits?

At 1:28 in the included video, our Spanish Inquisition heroes rush to catch the bus to the studio. Hurried chase music plays in the background as the credits roll. What is the name/composer of that ...
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Music Before Eric Idle's “Storytime/Children's Stories” in Monty Python Season 1 Episode 3?

There's some springy orchestral music that plays as an introduction to Eric Idle's "Children's Stories" sketch in Season 1 Episode 3. This is the sketch where Rumple Tweezer lives by Dingly Dell and ...
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Why didn't the woman just order “egg, sausage and bacon”?

In the Monty Python Spam skit, the second option presented to the couple is "egg, sausage and bacon". Later she asks for "egg, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam" and is greeted with a repulsed ...
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Maître d' describes jugged hare on menu as “very high”

In Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, (1983), when the Maître d' is describing the jugged hare to Mr. Creosote, he says: Ze hare is very high, and ze sauce is very rich with truffles, anchovies, ...