Monty Python Was Formed In 1969: Facts, Trivia, Things You Didn't Know About These Comedy Legends

By Cyn Felthousen-Post
Wink-wink, nudge-nudge, say no more. Terry Jones and Eric Idle of Monty Python, Source: IMDB

The comedy troupe Monty Python gave us the Dead Parrot Sketch, the Ministry of Silly Walks, the Upper-Class Twit of the Year, "Wink-wink, nudge-nudge, say no more," and the films And Now For Something Completely Different, Monty Python And The Holy Grail, and Life Of Brian. The absurd sketches dreamed up by the Pythons -- Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin -- are endlessly quotable and rewatchable. Fans' devotion to Monty Python is unlike anything seen before or since for a comedy show, approaching the enthusiasm normally afforded the biggest rock stars -- but then, there's a reason the Pythons have been called "the Beatles of comedy."