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When legendary comedy troupe Monty Python staged “Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go” in 2014, its surviving members filmed themselves taking what they promised would be their final bows together. So how can we then speak of a new Python movie in the headline? Because, according to entertainment industry outlet Deadline, the …

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Ni!

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Don't forget the other two holy words

Peng & Nyugen

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Re: Don't forget the other two holy words

Semprini?

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Re: Don't forget the other two holy words

Spamprini.

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Spam, spam, egg and spam.

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Re: Semprini?

Out!!

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Re: Don't forget the other two holy words

Eki eki eki patang zoo poing zzraazrroohhhh...

Nice word isn't it?

I'll get me coat (and the helmet with the stag antlers on, please)

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*stands up with the vikings*

Spam spam spam spam spammity spam spammity spam!

Spam spam spam.

Spammity spam spammity spaaaam!

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Re: Don't forget the other two holy words

Ecky ecky fatang

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Are you saying Ni to that old woman?

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Well I didn't expect that!

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Re: Don't forget the other two holy words

> Semprini?

Arrest that man!

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Shovelling shedloads of sheet glass in the shithouse?

That's hard to swallow.

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Re: Shovelling shedloads of sheet glass in the shithouse?

African or European?

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Re: Shovelling shedloads of sheet glass in the shithouse?

unladen?

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Re: Shovelling shedloads of sheet glass in the shithouse?

When I get my membership card and blazer badge back from the League of Agnostics, I shall urge them to launch a formal protest against that religious racket.

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Always dreamed of this comedy collaboration

Monty Python, Father Ted, and Rowan Atkinson and his buddies e.g. Stephen Fry

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Sounds like....

...daylight shrubbery to me

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Re: Sounds like....

And then you must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest—with a herring

Seems a bit fishy to me. Are you sure this is legit?

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Re: Sounds like....

given the opportunity I will post this link. Every. Single. Time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhJQp-q1Y1s

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Well, I'm a golfer member of The Church of Python, so yes, I'll pay my dues.

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Cardinal Fang ..!

Fetch the comfy chair ...

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The comfy chair?

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Help! Help! I'm being repressed! Come and see the violence inherit in the system!

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Bloody peasant!

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A method of government where the ruler is decided by a watery tart distributing swords is looking pretty good right about now.

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You sir, owe me a glass of water.

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You know Trump would never be able to wield Excalibur with those tiny hands of his . . .

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I'm a bit bemused, but it's not the first time of such a merry-go-round. The same happened with The Producers. Original film in 1967, stage musical in 2001 and then a film of the musical (eh?) in 2005.

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Same with Hairspray.

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They should therefore extend the cycle more fully. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (and the other fillums) probably wouldn't have happened if there wasn't the original TV series, Flying Circus.

So the full cycle would actually be:

TV Show -> Fillums -> Musical based on one of them -> Fillum based on that musical -> TV show.

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What is next, Brian, The Musical to be followed by Brian, The Musical, The Movie?

Anybody else feel like a little... giggle... when I mention my fwiend...

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Headmaster

ROMANES EUNT DOMUS

(Pedantic grammar nazi icon for obvious reasons)

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Short of cash?

Has John Cleese remarried again?

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Re: Short of cash?

I think he's still paying for a previous one+.

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Re: Short of cash?

Look, he didn't come here for an argument.

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Yes he did.

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Re: Short of cash?

No. He didn't.

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Now you're just contradicting me. That's not an argument!

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Yes it is.

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Been done before

The Mel Brooks film The Producers (1967) that led to the musical play based on the film The Producers (2001) that lead to the film based on the musical play based on the film The Producers (2005).

Good for the Pythons! If they (continue to?) make more money than the current crap crop of funny people then good on 'em.

Of course I'm still waiting for the Marx Brothers revival.

Edit: Ah what @Jay 2 said.

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Most of the Marx Brothers films are out of copyright so you can find them in various states online. Need a safe machine to watch them on I'd guess.

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Spare a thought for Artu; He has had no royalties out of Monmouth's fantasy twist.

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> Spare a thought for Artu

Have we moved to Star Wars now??

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When I was a lad...

... I had an evening job in the local cinema. I got to see the films, always in small parts, and out of sequence depending on actually doing some work. We had a double bill of "Blazing Saddles" and "Holy Grail" on for about three weeks - shows how popular the films were.

The jokes in Blazing Saddles got stale after the first week, but Holy Grail kept us laughing every night for three weeks.

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The jokes in Blazing Saddles got stale after the first week,

Back in the 90s Channel 4 used to broadcast some films with subtitles for the deaf, one of which was Blazing Saddles. The bean eating scene started off with short onomatopoeic captions on one line which got longer and longer, eventually taking two entire lines, and ended around half way through the scene with a final caption that read "The farting continues …". That's stuck in my memory longer than the actual jokes in the script.

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Are you suggesting that coconuts migrate?

Hopefully all tickets will come with a free shrubbery. And sorry, I can't resist...

But how do you knoooow she's a witch?

Well, she turned me into a newt... but I got better.

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Re: Are you suggesting that coconuts migrate?

What else floats?

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