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New Monty Python Mega-Documentary: And Now for Something Completely Entertaining
October 16, 2009  | By David Bianculli
 
[Bianculli here: The hotel system crashed, so this blog's initial posting was incomplete until I returned to Philadelphia and a friendlier online access system. Here's the full deal, complete with photo, link, etc. Sorry.]


monty-python-top.jpgBeginning Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET, The Independent Film Channel presents a six-day, six-hour documentary series honoring the 40th anniversary of Monty Python's Flying Circus. You can expect new details, big laughs, fresh insights and, yes, you can even expect the Spanish Inquisition...

Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut) is presented in one-hour nightly installments beginning Sunday. It's a fitting, funny tribute to a groundbreaking comedy troupe, and it's a special you'll want to record as well as watch, to enjoy on repeated viewings.

You can read, and hear, my full Fresh Air with Terry Gross review of this new IFC documentary by clicking HERE. And plan ahead, because IFC is pairing these nightly hours with other treats from the Python vault: series, specials and movies. Enjoy it all. Forty years later, it remains mind-bendingly fresh, and odd, and funny.

 

3 Comments

 

Michael said:

Your link to the Fresh Air show didn't come through.

[Sorry. It's working now. -- David B.]

Comment posted on October 16, 2009 8:51 AM


Kevin said:

The link to fresh air isn't working.

[Sorry. It's working now. -- David B.]

Comment posted on October 16, 2009 2:00 PM


AHHHHHH!....More Monty Python! Can't get enough, I admit. I first happened upon them during a trip to England in 1970. Staying in a seaside hotel in Teignmouth with large contingent of Brits seasiding, I stumbled upon a very few obviously "odd-balls" taking control of the communal telly. And Lo and Behold...it was the Pythons...I'd never see anything like it(and didn't have a chance to again till 1974 when PBS God bless em, started running them). Imagine, if you will, my trying to describe what I had seen to others. Fruitless! I always watch when shows about them run and this ones sounds like a keeper. Thanks David, as usual, for clueing me into the TV that I need.
[How great that you were a Monty Python Beta Tester! I'm envious. -- David B.]

Comment posted on October 16, 2009 2:04 PM
 
 
 
 
 
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