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Monty Python's Flying Circus

Length: 53 mins
Categories: Comedy, Classic British
4.5 out of 5 stars (110 ratings)

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Perhaps the ultimate in TV comedy madness and absurdity, this cult series, which began in 1969, was conceived, written, and performed by Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, and Terry Jones. Its innovative and ground-breaking comedy inspired many of today's writers and performers. This audio programme features many of the legendary sketches, songs, and catchphrases, including "The Dead Parrot", "The Ministry of Silly Walks", "The Lumberjack Song", "And Now for Something Completely Different", and many more.
©1994, 1998, 2006 BBC Audiobooks LTD (P)1994, 1998, 2006 BBC Audiobooks LTD

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Warning: Lark's Vomit

Children of the '70s, rejoice! This is the album you remember listening to over and over with your friends (and in my case, with my sophisticated New York cousins, who introduced me to everything funny and cool, Python included), laughing hysterically. You definitely need to own this walk down memory lane to a simpler, sillier time. It's all here: Crunchy Frog, Dead Parrot, the works, lightly killed, and lovingly frosted with glucose. it even ends with a bang, which I'd forgotten. Thank you, Audible, for making this modern classic available!

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  • MR AJ Moore
  • Magaliessig, Gauteng South Africa
  • 06-22-08

Classic Monty Python

Ever wondered why fans can't resist quoting lines from Monty Python skits? They cackle something absurd and then break into fits of laughter leaving the uninitiated clueless?

I had this recording on a cassette tape when I was a kid. I played it so often it became stretched and unplayable. Today I was reunited with a recording that is a Monty Python classic. The Flying Circus is a great place to plug into the absurd, mind bending British humour and be introduced to their whacky world perspective.

Before you know it you will be cackling absurd lines and laughing out loud before you finish leaving others wondering what's going on. They really do 'shine out like a shaft of gold while all around is dark'.

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classic comedy. very funny!

Where does Monty Python's Flying Circus rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

Not an audiobook. This is classic Python sketch comedy!

What other book might you compare Monty Python's Flying Circus to and why?

There is no comparison

Have you listened to any of the narrator???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Love this collection of Python sketches

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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cannot download this after trying for a year

I have been unable to download this for over a year. Since I first bought it.!! Why don't Audible fix this DEFECTIVE non download. I try to download it and it all ways crashes. Only Audible file i ever had problems with.

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sound issues

love flying circus but the recording sound quality was too poor to be able to listen in my car

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  • Mr. E. A. Shanks
  • 09-29-15

Original monty python sketches

Great to listen to these original sketches. a lot of these are different. Great listening.

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  • #earlylearning🤓📚
  • 09-19-19

Stupidly funny!

😄Hallarous-
Unfortunately only has a few of the many, many skits there was originally.
Stupidly funny!

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  • Estek
  • 07-30-19

classic python. very silly

here lies why so many English of a certain age have a sense of humour, can laugh at themselves and are courageous with what they say. Pity Python along with Private Eye aren't central to English education...

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  • Liam
  • 06-17-15

Monty Python. Brilliant!

The original recorded series for radio. Classic British comedy. Fully recommend though I do love these guys, proper British mad humour!

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