Happy Birthday Monte Python!

Monty Python’s Flying Circus is 40.

The show, which was written and acted by John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman, first aired on October 5, 1969 and ran for a total of 45 episodes.

I know I know it was yesterday, but I just heard.

Details here.


  1. #1 The Science Pundit
    October 6, 2009

    And now for something completely different.

  2. #2 NJ
    October 6, 2009

    Is this the right site for an argument?

  3. #3 chris
    October 6, 2009

    My hovercraft is full of eels.

    As an aside, I wonder how long we can maintain this?

  4. #4 rob
    October 6, 2009

    i just bought a piston engine.

  5. #5 Greg Laden
    October 6, 2009

    Link to your favorite Monte Python bit!!!

  6. #6 Stephanie Z
    October 6, 2009

    My favorite, for no particularly good reason:

  7. #7 AnonymousCoward
    October 6, 2009

    Python … there’s a good woody sort of word.

  8. #8 Ritchie Annand
    October 6, 2009

    Before anyone else gets it – the Ministry of Silly Walks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqhlQfXUk7w

    “I’m afraid that the Ministry of Silly Walks is no longer getting the kind of support it needs. You see there’s Defence, Social Security, Health, Housing, Education, Silly Walks … they’re all supposed to get the same. But last year, the Government spent less on the Ministry of Silly Walks than it did on National Defence! Now we get £348,000,000 a year, which is supposed to be spent on all our available products.”

  9. #9 Irene
    October 6, 2009

    If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times, THIS is the best monte python video.

  10. #10 Ulys
    October 6, 2009

    I don’t know if this is the best, but without it, the world would be a different place: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE

  11. #11 The Science Pundit
    October 6, 2009

    As much as I love the original, the German version is just too funny!

  12. #12 mrcreosote
    October 6, 2009

    “better get a bucket, I’m going to throw up”