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

By | May 10, 2020

test article image
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."

test article image
Source: (IMDb)

Monty Python’s Flying Circus was broadcast from 1969 to 1974. Although only 45 episodes were made over the course of their four-season run, they became a cultural phenomenon, spawning touring stage shows, films, numerous albums, several books and musicals. In 1988, they were awarded the BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema. In 1998, they received the Star Award from the American Film Institute.