Monty Python’s Flying Circus

As inspirations go I believe it’s hard to get much sillier than Monty Python. Is there anyone who doesn’t smile just a little at some Pythonesque silliness? The Fish Slapping dance still makes me laugh and I don’t even know why. Yes, it’s nonsensical and absurd and delightful.

For years I hosted annual parties all of which closed with a showing of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I don’t know why. There’d be bodies draped over furniture, curled up on the carpet, and spilling out of the coat closet (I have pictures!), with the Python gang yucking it up on the television.

...in search of the elusive grail.

Even though times change and popularity wanes, there is something about Monty Python that continues to tickle our funny bones. Maybe it’s the British accent so many Americans adore, or the utter embracing of an alternative lifestyle of happiness. We are a somber country these days and some lighthearted laughter might do us some good.

The Fish Slapping Dance:

The French Taunter:

The Spanish Inquisition:

The Lumber Jack Song:

Lest we forget the beauty of physical comedy…let’s close with the terribly talented and very long-legged John Cleese. Did you ever try to mimic one of these silly walks?

The Silly Walk:

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  1. #1 by Natalie Hartford on June 11, 2012 - 8:22 am

    HILARIOUS!!! Can you believe I’ve never seen the Monty Python before?!?! RIOT!!! Luved it…

    • #2 by Leslie Berry/ @LesannBerry on June 11, 2012 - 5:00 pm

      OMG! You’ve never seen the Python gang? You have been deprived….get busy watching!

      • #3 by Mike Weinraub on June 11, 2012 - 9:56 pm

        Natalie, I am shocked and stunned that you have never heard of Monty Python. You should really start of with the Meaning of Life.

        • #4 by Leslie Berry/ @LesannBerry on June 12, 2012 - 7:53 am

          I agree, Mike! This is a sadly overlooked part of Natalie’s urban redneckery. I’m not sure a novice should jump straight into the Meaning of Life though – might be a bit shocking. =)

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