Monty Python's Flying Circus

Monty Python's Flying Circus TV-Series Overview

Monty Python's Flying Circus

Monty Python's Flying Circus

1969 - 1974

Number of episodes:
46 Episodes in 4 Seasons

Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows were composed of surreality, risqué or innuendo-laden humour, sight gags and observational sketches without punchlines. It also featured animations by Terry Gilliam, often sequenced or merged with live action. The first episode was recorded on 7 September and broadcast on 5 October 1969 on BBC One, with 45 episodes airing over four series from 1969 to 1974, plus two episodes for German TV.

The show often targets the idiosyncrasies of British life, especially that of professionals, and is at times politically charged. The members of Monty Python were highly educated. Terry Jones and Michael Palin are Oxford University graduates; Eric Idle, John Cleese, and Graham Chapman attended Cambridge University; and American-born member Terry Gilliam is an Occidental College graduate. Their comedy is often pointedly intellectual, with numerous erudite references to philosophers and literary figures. The series followed and elaborated upon the style used by Spike Milligan in his ground breaking series Q5, rather than the traditional sketch show format. The team intended their humour to be impossible to categorise, and succeeded so completely that the adjective "Pythonesque" was invented to define it and, later, similar material.

Monty Python's Flying Circus - Main Cast

The main Characters in the TV-Series Monty Python's Flying Circus. Further Information about all Actors can be found in the Monty Python's Flying Circus - Episode Guide

Graham Chapman als diverse Sketche bei Monty Python's Flying Circus
Eric Idle als diverse Sketche bei Monty Python's Flying Circus
Terry Jones als diverse Sketche bei Monty Python's Flying Circus

Michael Palin als diverse Sketche bei Monty Python's Flying Circus
Patsy / Green Knight / Old Man from scene 24 / Drehbuch / Regie
John Cleese als diverse Sketche bei Monty Python's Flying Circus

Carol Cleveland als Zoot / Dingo bei Die Ritter der Kokosnuss

Cast & Crew

Monty Python's Flying Circus - Die Fernsehserie

Autor - October 26, 2008

Kult! Ich liebe Monty Python. Nicht nur die Sketche, auch und vor allem die Filme Life of Brian (Monty Python - Das Leben des Brian), Meaning of Life (Monty Python - Der Sinn des Lebens) und natürlich "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss). Mit einfachen Hilfsmittlen wird jeweils das grösstmögliche Mass an "Realtität" und Komik vermittelt.

Aber natürlich bleiben auch die Sketche aus Monty Python's Flying Circus unvergessen, so kann ich zum Beispiel Ministry of silly walks (Das Ministerium für Dumm Gelaufen) immer und immer wieder anschauen und muss jedes mal wieder von neuem aufs herzlichste lachen.

Nebst Ministry of silly walks zählt natürlich auch der Dead Parrot-Sketch (Dieser Papagei ist tot) zu meinen absoluten Favoriten.

Kurz gefasst; Simpel, doof, manchmal sehr makaber aber immer tierisch lustig...

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