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November 15, 2007 11:10 PM   Subscribe

150 Python (Monty) sketches collected. via Open Culture. Also previously.
posted by Webbster (32 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Not sure this will last long.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 11:16 PM on November 15, 2007


*resists linking to 150 Python scripts of Monte Carlo simulations*
posted by loquacious at 11:19 PM on November 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


I am sadly getting a lot of "video has been removed ______" messages.
posted by dhammond at 11:21 PM on November 15, 2007


See also: (linky)
posted by Reggie Digest at 11:28 PM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


(I suppose you could also just type "Monty Python" into YouTube...)
posted by Reggie Digest at 11:32 PM on November 15, 2007


Uh, I clicked 5 sketches and they all went to video removed pages, I finally got a working link when I clicked Ypres. Are the links mostly dark or was I just unlucky? Or, perhaps, are the most famous, most beloved sketches the closest monitored and therefore most likely to be quickly ceased and desisted by the good people of Python (Monty) Pictures Limited?
posted by Kattullus at 11:34 PM on November 15, 2007


I expected to see the "Spanish Inquisition" sketch here.
posted by Wrick at 11:37 PM on November 15, 2007


Reggie Digest wrote...

Oh that is a much better linky. Wish I knew of that first.
Please ignore my linky and follow Reggie Digest's post haste.
posted by Webbster at 11:38 PM on November 15, 2007


That was meant as an addendum, Webbster, not thunder-thievery.
posted by Reggie Digest at 11:44 PM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Take credit for your thunder theft, as it was thoroughly worth thieving.
posted by item at 11:53 PM on November 15, 2007


Black pudding not quite sketched......
posted by Mblue at 12:03 AM on November 16, 2007


I expected to see the "Spanish Inquisition" sketch here.

NO ONE ..... wait a minute. I'm not falling for that.
posted by Bonzai at 12:13 AM on November 16, 2007


NO ONE FALLS FOR THE SPANISH INQUISITION!
posted by loquacious at 12:40 AM on November 16, 2007


See also.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 4:09 AM on November 16, 2007


The Starship Enterprise and the Search for the Holy Grail
posted by psmealey at 4:14 AM on November 16, 2007


Oh the laughs...the knights who said ni , the jokes that fly over your head so blissfully , the asshole who has removed some of the movies :o !
posted by elpapacito at 5:56 AM on November 16, 2007


Meh. So what. There's no shortage of Monty Python stuff on the Internet or anywhere else. And, from the earlier comments it seems like YouTube is systematically snuffing these out.
posted by briank at 6:53 AM on November 16, 2007


Yet again a media company which is ruthless in its quest to stop you from watching their material instead of just letting you watch it and having a go at profiting from it. Idiots.

On the upside, I see some lost productivity coming up!
posted by Bovine Love at 7:40 AM on November 16, 2007


All the cool kids are quoting Burkiss Way sketches these days. It smells like AARP in here.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 7:52 AM on November 16, 2007


Frankly, the Parrot sketch deserves some attention. It was the good part of Open Culture's post.
posted by dhcolman at 8:47 AM on November 16, 2007


Agreed. Never tire of that. And the Cheese Shop. And the Argument. And so on. Years ago I joined a small amateur theatre group, and we performed these for small audiences. The skits kept getting funnier and funnier, especially for us--the performers. Not much theatre out there that does that. Ditto for Fawlty Towers.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:26 AM on November 16, 2007


Half-Price Books, at least the ones around here, are selling the entire series for something like US$40.
posted by jiawen at 11:26 AM on November 16, 2007


The Argument? What's that?
posted by Smedleyman at 2:05 PM on November 16, 2007


(too obvious?)
posted by Smedleyman at 2:54 PM on November 16, 2007


Guess they got popular. "Removed by the user."
posted by Clave at 3:31 PM on November 16, 2007


I don't have the exact link at the moment, but if you do a search in YouTube for "Parkinson" and "Cleese" you'll get an awesome interview where John Cleese gives a whimsical overview of his life as a python, from the early days through Fawlty and Wanda and on into present day. Amazingly fascinating for a nerd like me that loves quoting python at the drop of the hat whether the rest of the world likes it or not.

I was watching that interview just last night. There's also a nice bit from Michael Palin's interview with Parkinson where Palin summarizes how they came up with the name "Monty Python's Flying Circus."
posted by ZachsMind at 4:51 PM on November 16, 2007


Thanks for the tip, ZachsMind. I loved the Parkinson interview with Cleese (parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6). I also found this great interview with/special about Michael Palin which not only has a lengthy interview with him but excerpts from his diary, comments about him from younger comedians such as Eddie Izzard and Trey Parker & Matt Stone of South Park, his top 5 list of favorite Python sketches and Mark Kermode's incisive analysis of Palin as a performer.
posted by Kattullus at 9:49 PM on November 16, 2007


Not quite what I expected, but cool
posted by BBWgirl at 10:25 PM on November 16, 2007


Do you, in fact, have any Python YouTube videos here?
posted by darkstar at 11:48 PM on November 16, 2007


Came across this, which made me quite sad: Graham Chapman's last interview. And here's the obligatory link to Cleese's Chapman eulogy and Always Look on the Bright Side of Life funeral singalong.
posted by Kattullus at 11:02 AM on November 17, 2007


All the cool kids are quoting Burkiss Way sketches these days. It smells like AARP in here.
posted by Lentrohamsanin


My teenaged kids enjoy Python almost as much as me. They spent their cash on buying "Holy Grail", "Life of Brian", etc. I bought Fawlty Towers for us. Your cool kids aren't as cool as my kids.
posted by Mojojojo at 5:55 PM on November 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


All the cool kids are quoting Burkiss Way sketches these days. It smells like AARP in here.

If by "cool" you mean quirky obscurity fetishists, ok. But on the second point, I'll have you know that your mother found my cologne to be perfectly intoxicating that other night, AARP be damned.
posted by psmealey at 6:09 PM on November 17, 2007


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