On Monday 5 October it was 40 years since Monty Python debuted on the BBC. Their name was a combination of the BBC’s desire to have Circus in the title and their idea of a name a dodgy theatrical agent might have.
My favourite Python sketch – “NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition – our chief weapon is surprise, surprise and fear…our TWO weapons are surprise, fear and a ruthless efficiency…our three weapons are surprise, fear, ruthless efficiency and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope…AMONGST our weaponry are such diverse elements as fear, surprise…I’ll come in again.”
I was so happy when I realised the Library has heaps of stuff by Monty Python (including audio, books and DVD’s) and about Month Python and its members and if you are a YouTuber, you’ll be pleased to know that you can watch high quality versions of their stuff on their own approved YouTube Channel! There is a great clip of them explaining why they’ve decided to fight back against the pirated, grainy, unfunny recordings of them that have been posted on YouTube by others.