Terry Gilliam to try again with ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’

Fraught with years of on-again/off-again attempts to bring his vision to the screen, it looks like Terry Gilliam (Brazil, Fisher King, Twelve Monkeys) is finally set to get underway on his long-gestating The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Based on the classic novel by Miguel de Cervantes, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote offers a “modern and satirical twist” on the […]

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Fancy a Silly Walk Traffic Sign in your community?

Monty Python’s Flying Circus burst onto the scene some 4+ decades ago premiering on the BBC in October 1969. some people refuse to let memories of the legendary comedy group’s performances fade away. The Python fan base in the small town of Ørje, Norway, a village of about 2,000 people near the Swedish border, is apparently particularly dedicated. A […]

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Basil Fawlty enters the 21st century with tree branch in hand!

It has been (gulp!) just over four decades now since John Cleese (a.k.a. Basil Fawlty) last gave an automobile a ‘damn good thrashing’ for not starting. It was a cold October night in 1975 when Basil, in yet another attempt to climb the Torquay social ladder, left his friend Andres’ restaurant with duck in hand during […]

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by….John Cleese

Much like watching It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story or Tuna Christmas, one of my annual Christmas traditions is to listen to John Cleese’s adaptation of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Never mind that there have been endless readings over the years by the likes of Art Carney, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Perry Como, Dick Van Dyke and […]

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‘Holy Grail’ found in lost Monty Python animation

Following last night’s 40th anniversary re-release of Monty Python and the Holy Grail (in sing-along fashion, no less), comes the brilliant news that 14 minutes of ‘lost’ animation has been discovered that never made it to the film when it was released back in 1975. Kind of like finding the ‘Holy Grail’ of sorts if you think […]

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Grab your coconuts! It’s ‘Holy Grail Day 2015’!

Happy Holy Grail Day 2015! To commemorate, and celebrate, the 40th anniversary of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, arguably the funniest comedy in the history of cinema comedy, will be re-released in both the UK and in the U.S. for one night, and one night only. That ‘one night only’ is TONIGHT (October 14) courtesy of Park […]

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More ‘lost’ At Last the 1948 Show episodes discovered.

The British Film Institute unearthed a valuable piece of television history this week. Two more missing episodes of the cult comedy, At Last the 1948 Show, which was a precursor to Monty Python’s Flying Circus, have been found 48 years after they aired. Named for a joke about how long it took TV commissioners to make a […]

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Fawlty Towers’ Gleneagles Hotel to get retirement living makeover?

40 years ago this coming Saturday, the first episode of, arguably, the best comedy series ever to be shown on telly premiered on BBC2. Fawlty Towers has long been said to have been based on the experiences of the Monty Python comedy team staying at the Gleneagles Hotel in the seaside town of Torquay. The idea came from […]

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Time for #TBT and a bit of “making of” gold from ‘Monty Python & the Holy Grail’

As we continue our 40th anniversary look back at what is, perhaps, the greatest comedy film of all-time, we found a gem from the DVD extras of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Written and performed by the Monty Python comedy group, the film was conceived during the hiatus between the third and fourth series of their BBC television program, Monty […]

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