Monty Python was something I missed when it was first on TV - was it around my bed time? I did read a lot in bed, though, books. My TV programme was Lost in Space. And Benny Hill. And Les Dawson. I haven't been a Monty Python fan, but as I have gotten older I do see that it had original and clever stuff and I can't say it was entirely rubbish.
The Cheese Shop sketch is one I like:
And the Argument:
And I like the knotted-hanky minions:
And I've always liked the "Suppose he's got a pointed stick!"
Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
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Well to "get" it you need to be very intelligent yet childlike .
So why don't you get it? I thought it would be right up your street..
Your first adjective sums up the Monty Python phenomenon for me. It was always a "King's new clothes" thing, if you didn't find it funny then you weren't intelligent so obviously people found it funny because, let's face it, who wants to be unintelligent? Who doesn't want to be "in with the in crowd"?
However, in the spirit of compromise I will concede that it was childish.
I’m with you on that actually. I first saw Monty Python when I was a lot younger than the Oxbridge crew in it. Having experienced many more years like the rest of us, I see a lot more in it than I did then. In fact I think much of it is still relevant and funnier now.
I’m sure if we were in our early 20s then, it would have connected better.
A lot of it is a bit predictable and boring but Life of Brian is wicked.
The late Terry Jones once commented that he thought most of it wasn't that funny, and a lot of it depends on a formal education. For example, those in charge of the script of 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' were clearly very familiar with the epic poem 'Le Morte d'Arthur'. But sometimes it was just very silly.
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