Author Topic: Monty Python at 50 - Official Press Release  (Read 25696 times)

Re: Monty Python at 50 - Official Press Release
« Reply #210 on: May 22, 2020, 04:23:46 PM »
Watched the second show of S2 last night and it didn't raise a smile. Like all their worst bits in one episode.

Well I wasn't expecting that.

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Re: Monty Python at 50 - Official Press Release
« Reply #211 on: May 22, 2020, 05:03:16 PM »
I've read many attempts to classify which are 'good' and 'bad' episodes of MPFC down the years, and whenever I correlate them against my own reaction to those episodes, those summaries almost always come out as horseshit. Which I think is a testament to MPFC for being so brilliantly awkward (and awkwardly brilliant).

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Re: Monty Python at 50 - Official Press Release
« Reply #212 on: May 22, 2020, 05:32:59 PM »
I've read many attempts to classify which are 'good' and 'bad' episodes of MPFC down the years, and whenever I correlate them against my own reaction to those episodes, those summaries almost always come out as horseshit.

Like, say, the suggestion that the episode with Flying Lessons, Psychiatrist Dairies and Deja Vu is "barren"? I can see that. Personally, I reckon Series 2 is pretty much solid gold, with very little filler - I could live without Live from the Grillo-Mat but even that's got some fun stuff in.

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Re: Monty Python at 50 - Official Press Release
« Reply #213 on: May 23, 2020, 08:25:24 PM »
Y'see, I love all of Grillomat! From Cleese's awkward nervous presenter and the naff but endearing 'Accident' to Blackmail and Ken Clean-Air System (not forgetting lots of odd little sketches in the middle that just fizzle out).

It's purely personal but I find with Deja Vu I'm waiting longer inbetween the bits that I like, which of course includes the atmospheric title sketch. I enjoy the landscapes but all that walking at the start (and the Scottish poet) make the episode feel quite slow. Graham and Terry J are good fun with the flying stuff but the interruptions and hijack that follow... I just find a bit weak. Not outright bad but maybe just below average.

Re: Monty Python at 50 - Official Press Release
« Reply #214 on: May 23, 2020, 10:42:53 PM »
I didn't think there were any unknown Python rarities items left, but We Are Cult has found one:

"Monty Python: Who's There? (1970) An instructional film about canvassing, for the Labour Party and starring the Python team [Cleese, Chapman, Palin, Jones, and Carol Cleveland], showing Labour Party workers how to canvass for votes. Filmed April 1970. Narrated by Michael Parkinson."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6do95qglvvw

A pity this wasn't unearthed in time for the Blu-Ray, but I'm grateful to find about it.

Does Palin mention it in his diary?

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