‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’ turns 48 in America today!

October 6, 1974. The day that charted the British comedy course in the U.S. for decades to come. Thanks to a ground-breakingly brilliant decision by then KERA President/CEO Bob Wilson and Program Director Ron Devillier, the legend of Monty Python’s Flying Circus had its American beginning on KERA/Dallas as part of one seemingly uneventful Sunday […]

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John Cleese heads all-star dream cast in new BBC1 sitcom, “Edith”

John Cleese is back and the British sitcom world is all the better for it. Almost four decades removed from the world of sitcom, the former founding member of Monty Python will appear in his first BBC sitcom since Fawlty Towers ended in 1979. Edith will see Cleese head an all-star cast including Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey, […]

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Terry Jones tearfully receives 2016 Bafta Award

Just in case you are in need of a good, old fashioned cry at some point in the not-too-distant future, this is a video all fans of Monty Python, Terry Jones or comedy in general need to see. Earlier this week, Terry Jones received the award for outstanding contribution to television and film to a lengthy standing […]

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Ever wonder where THE Monty Python foot came from?

Hanging in Room 8 of London’s National Gallery is a rather unassuming painting. Bronzino’s Mannerist masterpiece, An Allegory with Venus and Cupid, was made in the mid-1500s for King Francis I, the King of France reigning from 1515 until his death in 1547. The piece, which hangs alongside works by Michelangelo and Raphael, depicts Cupid kissing his mother Venus, with great detail and […]

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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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‘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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Not wanting to go on the cart, Terry Gilliam shares his secret to ‘Monty Python’ animation proving he is definitely ‘not dead yet’!

Even with it being the 40th anniversary of the release of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, I have struggled the past few weeks to find the perfect moment to write about Terry Gilliam’s secret to Monty Python animation. Then, like God appearing out of nowhere in the clouds and instructing Arthur, King of the Britians, to ‘seek the grail’, […]

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