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by DaniGirl on February 22, 2006 · 12 comments

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If you recognize the quote in the title, you’re going to want to read this. It’s from the inimitable Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Tonight and for the next three weeks, PBS will be running six one hour specials (two each night) called Monty Python’s Personal Best. Each member of the troupe wrote and directed his own episode in the series, with the group collaborating to put together the episode on behalf of Graham Chapman.

Ottawa Citizen arts writer Alex Strachan wrote a great feature on the series this past Saturday (read it, it’s worth the time just to read the Eric Idle quotes). I had no idea, but Holy Grail was funded entirely by the “grandaddies and geezers of English rock’n’roll,” including Pink Floyd, Genesis and Led Zepplin. And Life of Brian was funded entirely by George Harrison. Strachan quotes Eric Idle as saying, ‘It’s still the most that anybody has ever paid for a movie ticket.’ Who knew?

This one will be worth setting the VCR for…


{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 SilverCreek Mom February 22, 2006 at 8:32 pm

Right ON! I will be setting the DVR to record this stuff. All the teenagers I know LOVE monty Phython. I will be their hero…what I strive to be.
Thanks for the heads up dani!

2 SilverCreek Mom February 22, 2006 at 8:32 pm

Right ON! I will be setting the DVR to record this stuff. All the teenagers I know LOVE monty Phython. I will be their hero…what I strive to be.
Thanks for the heads up dani!

3 bart February 22, 2006 at 9:37 pm

lucky you… i’d be setting the recorder as well if it were being shown here…
wonder if i’ll ever get to see eric idle’s newest, “spamalot” which apparently is very funny ๐Ÿ˜€
anyhow, go pythons ๐Ÿ˜€
keep well…
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4 bart February 22, 2006 at 9:37 pm

lucky you… i’d be setting the recorder as well if it were being shown here…
wonder if i’ll ever get to see eric idle’s newest, “spamalot” which apparently is very funny ๐Ÿ˜€
anyhow, go pythons ๐Ÿ˜€
keep well…
—–

5 Phantom Scribbler February 22, 2006 at 9:40 pm

Do you think it’s suitable viewing for the preschool set? Since my kids never go to bed, they’d have to watch with me.

6 Phantom Scribbler February 22, 2006 at 9:40 pm

Do you think it’s suitable viewing for the preschool set? Since my kids never go to bed, they’d have to watch with me.

7 DaniGirl February 22, 2006 at 10:11 pm

Hell, Phantom, I grew up on the stuff. Read whatever you want into that!

8 DaniGirl February 22, 2006 at 10:11 pm

Hell, Phantom, I grew up on the stuff. Read whatever you want into that!

9 BeachMama February 22, 2006 at 11:25 pm

I still quote Monty Python on a regular basis…. “I couldn’t eat another bite…. but Mr. Queeason it’s only waffer thin” Love them and hope to catch the shows ๐Ÿ™‚

10 BeachMama February 22, 2006 at 11:25 pm

I still quote Monty Python on a regular basis…. “I couldn’t eat another bite…. but Mr. Queeason it’s only waffer thin” Love them and hope to catch the shows ๐Ÿ™‚

11 nancy February 22, 2006 at 11:41 pm

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RUNAWAAAY!
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12 nancy February 22, 2006 at 11:41 pm

(insert little white bunny)
RUNAWAAAY!
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