Monty Python's Flying Circus - In The Press
A graphic look at some interesting things concerning Monty Python.
Written by Johnny Dee. The Guardian, 8th February 2013
The original stars of cult comedy Monty Python look set to reunite once more for a new movie. John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin are all said to be voicing characters of a group of aliens in the film who grant wishes to humans for laughs.
Written by Kimberly Dadds. The Daily Mail, 7th February 2013
Monty Python's genius was to respect nothing.
Written by David Free. The Atlantic, 6th January 2013
Rumours of a Monty Python reunion lead Gerard Gilbert to wonder: why?
Written by Gerard Gilbert. The Independent, 21st March 2012
Just how did they come up with the classic sketches such as the Dead Parrot sketch, the Lumberjack Song or the Spanish Inquisition?
Written by Bill Young. Tellyspotting, 23rd February 2012
Ever wonder how that giant foot came down at the beginning of the classic opening to Monty Python's Flying Circus or how any of the other buffer elements between show segments were created?
Written by Bill Young. Tellyspotting, 10th January 2012
The Radio Times, 19th October 2011
And now for something completely different. With the much-loved British comedy troupe Monty Python making recent headlines, including their first reunion project since 1983, we've decided to honor them by creating a list of our favorite Flying Circus sketches. Below you'll find 20 of the silliest, wittiest and most entertaining skits to grace our television sets.
Written by Caitlin Peterkin. Paste Magazine, 12th July 2011
You may have heard, recently, that the Pythons will lend their voices to the upcoming film, A Liar's Autobiography, an animated 3D movie based on the memoir of the late Python member, Graham Chapman, who died in 1989. Chapman's own voice will be pulled from his original reading of his autobiography of the same name. Interestingly, the movie, set for a 2012 premiere, will be directed by Bill Jones, son of former Python member, Terry Jones.
Written by Bill Young. Tellyspotting, 30th June 2011
Are these the funniest sketches by the British comedy group, who have announced their first reunion project since 1983?
The Daily Telegraph, 28th June 2011
Monty Python members have reunited to voice a 3D animated film based on the memoirs of the late Graham Chapman.
BBC News, 28th June 2011
Monty Python was fun while it lasted but a realistic comedies have a better chance of enduring, argues Michael Deacon.
Written by Michael Deacon. The Telegraph, 11th April 2011
Terry Jones, one of the key members of Monty Python's Flying Circus, has admitted that he "only occasionally" found the comedy sketches funny.
Written by Caroline Gammell. The Daily Telegraph, 11th April 2011
Terry Gilliam, who was the man behind the animations in Monty Python - the giant feet and open heads - recalls his Flying Circus days which began in October 1969 when the programme first aired.
BBC News, 10th April 2011
Describing Monty Python in one article is like summarising Shakespeare in a media-friendly soundbite, or spending three days in the lap of the gods then writing a letter about it to the Reader's Digest.
Written by Michael Monkhouse. Giggle Beats, 31st March 2011
Featuring contributions from the Pythons themselves, the first game in the series will be released via Facebook as well as appearing elsewhere on the web.
Written by Mark Langshaw. Digital Spy, 20th November 2010
In the early days of Monty Python's Flying Circus, the team had no idea how big the show would become, so Terry Jones wanted to capture the moment on film. He tells Kirsty Wark he was keen to find out just what the camera could do, an early indication of his eventual role directing the Monty Python films. This and many other home videos will be featured in the Great British Home Movie Roadshow which begins on Friday 6 August at 2100 BST on BBC Two.
Written by Kirsty Wark. BBC News, 6th August 2010
Terry Jones recounts the absurdist playwrights who shaped unique Monty Python humour.
Written by Benji Wilson. The Telegraph, 4th August 2010
The comedy series was not alone in being at the whim of frightened TV executives, says David Quantick.
Written by David Quantick. The Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2010
Monty Python was nearly killed off by BBC executives who feared it would never make money, according to Terry Jones.
Written by Anita Singh. The Daily Telegraph, 3rd August 2010
At the height of Monty Python's Flying Circus, Eric Idle made a promise to himself. When the performers went their separate ways in 1983, and when the Ministry of Silly Walks had been closed for good, he would in the spirit of the show prepare to do something completely different. As it turned out, things didn't quite work out that way.
Written by Sarah Freeman. Yorkshire Post, 12th July 2010
Michael Palin, 67, is best known for being part of the Monty Python comedy team and for travel documentaries.
Written by Andrew Williams. Metro, 6th July 2010
Monty Python's Flying Circus ran four series, for a total of 45 episodes. None of these are outright horrid, but the quality varies, especially in the latter half, when the writing loses steam and some sketches of questionable humor get stretched longer than necessary. The movies range from passable to excellent.
Written by Zack Handlen. The AV Club, 25th March 2010
It leaves me absolutely cold. Cleese and those other guys are completely up their own arses. It is humour made for dolts. I never made it through a complete episode of Flying Circus because it was so bad. I hate sacrilege too - so Life of Brian was an unfunny idea, too easy to sustain a whole film. It was the same with The Goons and Charlie Chaplin, who I could never stand - that kind of dopey, physically silly, male, oh-look-at-us humour. I prefer girls in backless dresses saying witty things in 1940s films, the kinds of movies that have a dry, crisp wit to them, and screwball comedies too. Python and its like rely on easy laughs - the parrot sketch is just ghastly - I prefer the kind of humour that creeps up on you, the kind that builds up so that, out of nowhere, you find yourself in hysterics. Humour should be subtle.
40 years of Monty Python.
Written by Hugh Montgomery. The Independent on Sunday, 18th October 2009