Monty Python’s Eric Idle giving ‘Spamalot’ the big screen treatment

Monty Python and the Holy Grail, arguably the funniest movie of all-time, has surfaced, once again, in the form of a movie adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Spamalot. In true Python fashion, however, the forthcoming Spamalot ‘movie’ is more than just an adaption, but rather it’s the movie musical based on the Broadway musical, based on […]

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Monty Python reminds us all this Easter to ‘Fear the Bunny’!

It wasn’t quite 932 A.D. when I first crossed paths with King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, Brave Sir Robin and the Knights of the Round Table. Even though it was 1975, it seems like it was just yesterday that I was standing on line at the Esquire Theatre in Dallas for the ‘world premiere’ of this little unknown […]

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First look at Dave Allen…at Large and at Peace

Game of Thrones and Peaky Blinders star Aidan Gillen stars as comedian Dave Allen in BBC2’s upcoming biopic Dave Allen at Peace. The snappily-dressed Irish comic who died in 2005 was best-known for his 1970s comedy series, Dave Allen at Large, which featured a combination of sketches and Allen’s signature ‘solo joke telling while sitting on a stool with […]

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Game of Thrones’ ultimate tribute to Monty Python and the Holy Grail

More often than not, those involved in television or film production grew up fans of television and film. There are endless examples in which producers, directors and writers embed tributes to their favorite big or small screen classic. Some of these tributes are abundantly clear and some are so minor or so obscure that chances […]

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Happy 63rd, Rowan Atkinson!

Rowan Atkinson, English actor, comedian, and screenwriter turned 63 on Saturday. While best known to audiences for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr. Bean, I first stumbled upon Atkinson’s brilliant talent in the BBC2 sketch comedy series, Not the Nine O’Clock News. Airing from 1979-1982, the series featured satirical sketches on current news stories and popular culture […]

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Eric Idle discusses the ‘Entire Universe’, Monty Python, PBS and more….

So, who’s up for a bit o’ science, Monty Python-style this Christmas? If you are, then Eric Idle’s Entire Universe will be the perfect PBS Christmas gift to unwrap this holiday season. International Man of Science, Professor Brian Cox, and the comedic greatness of Eric Idle will join forces in what appears to be, on the surface, a scientific […]

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Spam — Monty Python’s favorite mystery meat turns 80!

On July 5, 1937, the American culinary landscape would change forever. Eighty years ago yesterday, America ushered in the arrival of the canned luncheon meat known as Spam. Widely used by the U.S. Army to the tune of over 100 million pounds consumed by Allied troops oversees during World War II, the eat-right-out-of-the-can ‘pork’ product […]

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Michael Palin donates personal archive to British Library retaining title of ‘Britain’s Nicest Man’

For someone that has had an asteroid named after them (Asteroid 9621 Michaelpalin), has not one, but two high-speed Virgin trains named after him in honor of his achievements as a traveler, is past President of the Royal Geographical Society and has been ‘unofficially’ referred to over the years as “Britain’s Nicest Man”, Michael Palin […]

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