Monty Python - "One Down, Five To Go"

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  1. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Went to a local theater to see the simulcast of the last Monty Python performance. I watched Pythons like crazy when I was younger - back before we had DVRs and VCRs and had to wait for PBS to show the episodes when THEY wanted to, not when we wanted to see them. Lookshuree.

    They hit all the high points for me - I could only come up with one bit that they didn't touch on that I thought they might, and there was at least one that I love but never would have expected to see. Of course, all the biggies - Spanish Inquisition, dead parrot, cheese shop, lumberjack song, argument clinic. Lots of song and dance numbers, with a generous helping of Graham Chapman. Several personal shots, several crack-ups in bits.

    I did have tears in my eyes singing "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life". The Pythons were a huge part of my life growing up, and a huge influence on my sense of humor. Thankfully, I have a stack of DVDs - the whole TV series, the movies, some specials - that never get old.

    They are replaying this in theaters July 23 and 24, if you're so inclined. It's well worth it - I'm thinking about going again.
     
  2. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay...

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    Very cool....big fan here as well...

    ...good times...
     
  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    Looking forward to seeing this.
     
  4. Goldtop

    Goldtop A Top (and Heart) of Gold

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    Way to go Alan! I'm so happy for you. It sounds great! It's uncanny how much you and I have in common; I'm a huge Python fan myself. Expect a PM or two on the subject later my friend.

    Lloyd
     
  5. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Python = genius.
     
  6. Whitecat

    Whitecat Goes home to Starla

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    I saw the first show of this final set of dates on July 1st at the O2... the Argument Clinic is my favourite sketch and of course they did that...

    I'm sure it'll be out on DVD by Christmas!
     
  7. Chitarrista scarso

    Chitarrista scarso New Member

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    Totally agree. Also great remember for Graham Chapman.
     
  8. tolm

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    2 minutes until the spontaneous encore ...
     
  9. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A Soldier 25, DFZ
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    And now for something completely different.

    ...interesting musical tie-in. The Pythons were sponsored by, and owe much of their success to, George Harrison. He gave them a shot when everyone else was turning them down.
     
  10. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Jealous! And DVD out Nov. 10 in the UK, no US date announced yet but likely Nov. 11.

    He helped finance Life Of Brian. Also appeared in the march to the crucifixion. And he helped with the Rutles, too. When the Beatles Anthology came out, the Rutles decided to do their version, but they went to George to make sure it was okay. His first - and I believe only - question: "Which one of you gets shot?"

    I'm not sure a day goes by that I don't quote Python. I love British humor in general (I have a Derek and Clive tape that will make you wonder if it's the same Dudley Moore from 'Arthur') - Hitchhiker's Guide, Coupling, Young Ones, Ab Fab, Alexei Sayle, and so many others.

    But it was always Python above all else.

    Pointed stick.
     
  11. Goldtop

    Goldtop A Top (and Heart) of Gold

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    'I'll bite yer legs off!'



    Goldtop LPC
     
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  12. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A Soldier 25, DFZ
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    Dinsdale!
     
  13. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    "Doug...he used...sarcasm..."
     
  14. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    True story - in 2009, I went to London on a business trip. Did a tour of Westminster Abbey - rushed, because it was a weekday (although it was their late day). I did not realize how many of the royals were buried there. Then I saw a sign that pointed to the tomb of Mary, Queen Of Scots.

    Yeah, I wasn't going to miss that.

    So I'm standing there before her crypt, and it dawns on me - my iPod is in my pocket.

    With my Monty Python stuff on it.

    Including "The Death Of Mary, Queen Of Scots".

    Damn right I sat there and listened to it. Desperately trying not to giggle.

     
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  15. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    The mythology created when I was the actual Black Knight in 1332 was the model for the Black Knight in that sketch, except that I always prevailed.

    Now hand me my arm, I need to play the guitar.
     
  16. Goldtop

    Goldtop A Top (and Heart) of Gold

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    :beer: 'It's just a flesh wound.'

    Lloyd
     
  17. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    "What are you going to do, bleed on me?"
     
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    Come back here - I'll bite your legs off!
     

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