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Monty Python Returns 62

pigpogm writes "The remaining members of the Monty Python team are to return to do some new material for the BBC. It's part of the celebrations for their 30th anniversary - will they still 'have it'? Should be fun to find out." It's a one-time special scheduled to run this fall in the U.K. I hope it doesn't take too long for this to make it across the Atlantic. I saw the "remaining" Pythoners not long ago on HBO, with (the late) Graham Chapman appearing as ashes in an urn, and IMO they still "have it."
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Monty Python Returns

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  • by Anonymous Coward
    Gosh, I wonder if the new monty python will be like The New Star Wars (TM). I can hardly wait.
  • by Anonymous Coward
    I'd say that about 1/2 to 2/3s of the sketches are good, 1/2 to 1/3 are shitty, and some precious few are downright awful. I never understand why people don't grasp the fact that the awful sketches are meant to be awful. That's the joke.
  • by Anonymous Coward
    For those interested, Monty Python's Quest or Search or whatever for the Holy Grail (one of the funniest movies ever made... right up there with Animal House and Army of Darkness) will be released this Christmas on DVD. You can reserve a copy on already if I'm not mistaken.

    --Loco3KGT ( I forgot my password to my login and it doesn't mail to an email address of mine, wtf)
  • by Anonymous Coward
    Actually we don't have "don't have" but we do have " haven't got". Official comment on this year's GCSE results in English is "Well the standard has gone down again, like, you know..."
  • by Anonymous Coward
    Now, I've noticed a tendency for this thread to get rather silly. Now I do my best to keep things moving along, but I'm not having things getting silly. Those last two posts got very silly indeed, and the one about the penguin was even sillier. Now, nobody likes a good laugh more than I do ... except perhaps my wife and some of her friends ... oh yes and Cmdr Taco. Come to think of it most people like a good laugh more than I do. But that's beside the point. Now let's have a good clean healthy thread. Ten, nine, eight and all that.
  • by Anonymous Coward's just restin'


  • John Cleese as the replacement for Q in the
    next and any further Bond films. The case is
    reopened :-)
  • No you don't!

  • Someone posted to an earlier discussion about MP saying that there will be a release of all the first and second season Flying Circus episodes on two DVD's. Does anyone have any information on this?
  • Actually, I wish to have an argument.
  • That has got to be the stupidest thing I have ever seen posted to slashdot.

    So either shut up or improve upon it.

  • *Sniff* Call me sensitive..

  • Here at Microsoft, we believe in quality not just an attribute, but as a way of life.
    Despite what people in certain quarters may imply about us, we honestly care about your business. You are a valued customer.

    Unlike those snivelling little open source shits, what with their smug superiority complexes and secret handshakes.. claiming that their work is much more stable than whatever a magnificent bulwark of free enterprise like Microsoft Corporation could possibly provide! Everybody seems to hate the winner these days, don't they? We worked our fingers to the bone for the likes of those ingrates, and created the largest software organization in the process! What do those.. those hippies have to show? Red Hat? Oh come on now! We blew up penguins in my day, and I don't see why that trend shouldn't continue into the next century!! I wouldn't give the time of day let alone source code to any of those underpaid wretched Commie student bastards IF YOU BEGGED ME!!

    Excuse me.

    This fine new Merced box.. okay, play the little Intel sound logo here.. ding!.. thank you.. is running the latest and greatest version of Windows NT, your best choice for an Intel (ding!) system to function as a reliable server!

    (blue screen of death appears, with a puff of smoke; surly glances off camera follow)

    Anyone else wish to continue this thread?..

  • by Psiren ( 6145 ) on Thursday August 26, 1999 @05:36AM (#1724102)
    We don't have a fall here in the UK. Maybe they'll show it during the autumn instead. ;)
  • did they ever really have it? If so where did they lose it? trace back every event that happened that day, and check with the lost and found department at the BBC.

    Unfortunately, if they lost it way back then, the BBC probably destroyed it, like all those old episodes of Doctor Who. It could be lost forever.

  • Already available. Maybe it is region 2 coded though, but as you know it is dead easy to download a program that bypasses this.

    You should also check out the great films by Pythonite Terry Gilliam...
    Brazil, 12 monkeys, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas are my favourites, you should also check out the Adventures of Baron Munchausen and Time Bandits.
  • ...based on past experience of BBC "theme nights", the "new material" is more likely to be a few sketches that a new episode. Still, the more Monty Python in the world, the better...
  • I thought it was that we no longer have a fall...
  • Do any of our U.K. /.'ers know when this will be on specifically? I'll be touring around the U.K. this fall (or autumn, whatever) and would love to see this. Besides, it could take years to cross the pond to CBC or PBS.

  • The first two seasons will be available in full on four DVDs, each sold separately. First two volumes are out on 9/28; three and four are due 11/16.
  • Hope they have all the additional extra bits on it like on the laserdisc version. The LD includes a seperate audio track with running commentary throughout the film by the two Terry's which has lots of cool stuff on it, as well as some other things like production stills, weird foreign translations and trailers.

    Well worth the purchase.
  • You're gonna have to deal with that.
  • As someone who has read Slashdot for quite a while, I can assure you that the AC's and trolls have become less entertaining after the first month or so.
  • I wish I'd been a girlie, just like my dear papa.
  • Could any American broadcaster get away
    with something like "Stop The Film" in
    the 60's?

    what smells bad and sounds like a bell?
  • by xnixnix ( 31045 )
    Cool with all the fun stuff happening they should have enough material to push some crap from the telly. i am starting to giggle right now ..
  • no they didnt
    yes they did
    no they didnt
  • or

    What is brown and steaming and come backwards out of cowes?
    The Isle of Wight ferry.

    Boom! Boom!'
  • Better yet, Cleese could do ads where he tries to return MS-ware with a Bill-Gates lookalike behind the counter ...

    BG-alike: no, this OS isn't frozen, it's just reading the registry! Lovely OS, Windows, eh, beau'iful GUI!

    Cleese: (incredulous) Readin' the registry??!?? Look, I took the liberty of typing 'ver' into a DOS window, and I found that the only reason that GUI works is because it's running DOS underneath.

    BG-alike: If I hadn't put DOS underneath there, this OS would pry apart protected memory with GDI.EXE and ... voom!

    Cleese: Look, this OS wouldn't 'voom' if you ran Apache on it! this ... is bloatware ... it's had the biscuit ... this ... is an ex- OS!

    well I'm not feeling terribly creative right now, but at least you get the idea ...

  • Don't reserve a copy.

    I reserved my copy at least 9 months ago... when it was "coming out in april"

    It got caught up in some copyright dispute, and I wouldn't trust it to stick to any release schedule if I were you.

  • It's 9/10/1999.

    Remember, that's the 9th of October in the UK, not the 10th of September. :-p
  • No it's not, it'll be stone dead in a moment..

  • Well, it's just before half past four, and time for the penguin on top of your television set to explode. :-)
  • If it wasn't for Monty Python, we wouldn't have spam.

    Spam, Spam, Wonderful Spam!


  • And Manual, of Fawlty Towers fame could be their tech support rep:
    "I know nothing, I know nothing!"
  • by SirSlud ( 67381 ) on Thursday August 26, 1999 @05:47AM (#1724125) Homepage
    With the latest antics of Microsoft (re the NT/Alpha thing), maybe they could collaberate with Bill Gates, who seems to be providing my life with just as much humour these days as Cleese and the gang:
    "Monty Python's Flying Circuits?"
  • I think the fish slapping dance proves that at one time at least, we did have a fall in the UK.

    And a splendid fall it was, too.
  • And it was 8 o'clock at which time the pengiun would explode. In which case I'd much rather it be on top my TV than on top my Linux box...
  • he's a lumber jack and he's ok, he sleeps all night and he works all day.

  • some guy said:

    "As someone who saw them first time round on television in the UK, I can assure you that they lost it after the first series."

    As someone who's first introduction to MP was "The Holy Grail" at the age of 14 or so, I'm curious as to whether you're saying that the upcoming/new series isn't as good as the old material, or whether you are saying that there was a pre-flying circus version of monty python that was better. either way, all of the MP movies I've seen have been hilarious on the first watch, and most of them survived multiple watchings. I've also seen most of the flying circuses,and I'd say that about 1/2 to 2/3s of the sketches are good, 1/2 to 1/3 are shitty, and some precious few are downright awful.

    to sum up:

    tv sucks.
    monty python only sucks occassionally.
    go monty. go monty.

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