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And Now for Something Not So Different: Terry Gilliam's 'Jabberwocky'

Jabberwocky takes the enticingly evocative, nearly blank canvas of Lewis Carroll's poem and fills it with a parody of medieval banalities that make the film a grimier, far less amusing companion to Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

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The Secret Policeman’s Balls

Emma Simmonds
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The Michael Palin Collection

Michael Palin does all the stuff you’d probably be afraid to do yourself and, while doing it, he makes witty little jokes and smiles like a bastard.

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Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years by Michael Palin

No laughing matter: Comics' memoirs reveal seriously hard work, conflict behind success.

Michael Merschel
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Part 2 - Outsider Influences

TV was at a standstill. On one side -- the status quo. On the other -- the innovators from outside the mainstream. Guess who ended up winning the 'classics’ argument?

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The Personal Best of Monty Pythons Flying Circus

A nostalgia-tinged scrapbook satisfying to only the most ardent of collectors.

Sean O’Neal
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Monty Python's Flying Circus: 16 Ton Megaset Collection

In the heavenly hierarchy of humor, Monty Python's Flying Circus is God. Its four-year run on the BBC resulted in 45 stellar examples of superior sketch comedy.

Bill Gibron
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Monty Python's Flying Circus - Eric Idle's Personal Best

Monty Python pioneered the stream-of-consciousness comedy style, which meant every show was like a conversation that flowed from a start to an end.

Scott Carlson
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Do Not Adjust Your Set

Do Not Adjust Your Set was part of a trio of prehistoric Python shows.

Scott Carlson
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Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

This time around, Life of Brian might be seen for what it is: an icon of irreverent comic brilliance.

Bill Gibron
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

The extras in this two-disc set are ample and appropriately Python-y.

Jesse Hassenger

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