As a teenager from the 1970’s I’m happy to report that despite disco, polyester pants, TV sitcoms all with brown & orange stage sets, and one very huge afro, not all was done in ridiculously poor taste. Ridiculous great taste came in the form of a “completely different” kind of comedy show from Great Britain on Sunday night television called “Monty Python’s Flying Circus.” Of course many of you are familiar with the program and the crazy genius of all the culprits involved; Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. For those of you who aren’t, I think an introduction of the “Top Ten Monty Python’s Flying Circus Skits ever,” via video magic will bring you up to speed along with possibly peeing your pants. After you’re done watching, try your chances in our Monty Python trivia contest at the end of this post for a chance to win a FREE Retro Brand Monty Python’s Flying Circus tee shirt of your choice along with a 2014 Monty Python Wall Calendar! FREE to enter and FUN! Til then, without further adieu, here are your Top Ten Monty Python’s Flying Circus Skits ever! Enjoy…
10. Argument Clinic
9. Famous Philosophers Soccer game
8. Upper Class Twit of the Year
7. Cheese Shop
6. The Lumberjack Song
5. Silly Olympics
4. Nudge-Nudge, Say no more….
3. Ministry of Silly Walks
2. The Spanish Inquisition
1. The Parrot Sketch
So there they are and hopefully you found them as hysterical as advertised. Indeed, there are hundreds of other skits by the group on par with our Top Ten list and I highly recommend you seek them out along with their classic movies like “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “The Meaning of Life,” and “The Life of Brian,” to name a few.
Now as promised is your chance to win a FREE Monty Python Retro Brand tee shirt of your choice and a 2014 Monty Python Wall Calendar. Simply answer the trivia question below (it’s a two parter) by leaving your answers in the comment section at the end of the post. We will hold a random drawing to determine the winner and make the announcement on Halloween next Thursday, 10/31/13. Good luck!
A member of the Monty Python cast starred in another British hit comedy series between 1975 and 1979 about what can and does go wrong while operating a hotel on the “English Riviera.” Who was the cast member, and what was the name of the show?