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Happy Python Day
« on: October 05, 2019, 10:15:28 am »
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/oct/04/monty-python-at-50-a-half-century-of-silly-walks-edible-props-and-dead-parrots?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR3RO7VZ1dWVGkTcZ9L5BcWQRSTs7ks8BLKsVZcZxps2NrpmMaC00770u_s

The first episode was broadcast 50 years ago today. I think I watched them all religiously - and recorded quite a few on an old reel-to-reel tape recorder.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

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Re: Happy Python Day
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2019, 02:27:43 pm »
We rarely saw MP back then - my dad thought they were stupid.  To be honest, so did I at times, esp. the screeching "housewives", who were boring with it. They probably improved when I was away at university, but then I hardly ever watched TV.
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Re: Happy Python Day
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2019, 02:39:52 pm »
I think the feature films - especially Life of Brian - have stood up to the passage of time a lot better than most of the sketches, TBH.
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Re: Happy Python Day
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 12:18:23 am »
I used to find Python screamingly funny, maybe I just grew out of it. Although I do still make use of obscure quotations in daily conversation...
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: Happy Python Day
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 08:35:24 am »
I spent an evening going through some old sketches on YouTube with junior.

In the eyes of a 12yr old the fish slapping dance is hilarious.

Re: Happy Python Day
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 04:39:16 pm »
The first two series were OK, by 1972 we preferred 'Up Sunday'.
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