"I didn't really call you Eddie-baby, did I sweety?"
B-MAN | Earth, occasionally. Until I get bored. | 04/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Instead of giving the conventional review of how hilarious Monty Python's Flying Circus is - We all bloody know that by now! - I'm going to list all of the skits that you will receive when you finally decide to get off your bum and buy this bleeding, essential first volume in A&E's wonderful collection of the entire series of Monty Python!This site lists the 6 episode titles, but here are the 44 skit names. Why? Because I'm pretentious and a massive geek!Disc one: Its Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart(Famous Deaths)/Italian Lesson/Whizzo Butter/Its the arts/Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson/Picasso-Cycling Race/Funniest Joke in the world/French lecture on sheep aircraft/A man with 3 buttocks/Musical mice/Marriage guidance counselor/Wacky Queen/Working class playwright/Wrestling epilogue/Mouse problem/Court scene with Richelieu/Bicycle repairman/Children's stories/Restaurant sketch/Seduced milkman/Stolen newsreader/Nudge NudgeDisc two: And did those feet/Art gallery/Art critic/Its a man's life in the modern army/Undressing in public/Self defence/Secret service dentists/Confuse-a-cat/Smuggler/Police raid/Newsreader arrested/Erotic film/Silly job interview/Careers advisory board/Burglar-Encyclopedia salesman/Johana Gombolputty/Non Illegal robbery/Crunchy frog/Dull life of a city stock broker/Red Indian theatre/A Scotsman on a horse/Twentieth century voleYou also get extras like: Meet the chaps (a scene and bio of each member of MP), Pythonisms (a glossary), Gillian's Attic (fun with the art), Nudge Nudge & Crunchy Frog (Live from the Hollywood Bowl!), Silly Occupations, and Hysterical figures (scenes from other volumes)Congrats to A&E for the fab job they did on these and to Amazon for selling it to me inexpensively!"
Marshall Smith | Greensboro, NC | 01/03/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Oh God! When I heard A&E was putting out Flying Circus on DVD I just about lost my cool. Actually, I did -- I ran around to my fellow co-workers who also like Python, giggling like a schoolgirl. Anyhow, when I finally got the sets I wasn't let down. I bought all sets to date and have watched each disc at least twice. You cannot go wrong with these if you like Flying Circus. If your only exposure to Monty Python is the movie Holy Grail then you may want to ease into the series as it has distinctly British content and is sometimes topical to Brittain of the late 60's and early 70's. But if you like Brittish humor this is definitely for you. Enjoy!"
Python Fans Rejoice!
Marshall Smith | 10/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Thanks to A&E, hard-core fans can now collect the whole four series of Monty Python's Flying Circus. No more worrying about wearing out the tape or frantically searching for the few episodes that are missing in your collection (like mine). The shows on the disc are chrisp and clear like they were just recorded. The menus are nicely animated (Python-style, of course) and the shows are split up into the famous sketches you know and memorized. A&E should be commaned for bringing the shows onto DVD with great care."
Monty Python on DVD.
James P. Zaworski | Shenzhen, China | 02/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, they've gone and done it. They put Monty Python's Flying Circus on DVD! Well, what can I say? I am an afficianado of this silly group of English tricksters, and have been since I first saw them on PBS way back in the early 1970s. This product is a 2 DVD complete set of the entire first year of Monty Python's Flying Circus. For yourinvestment, you get such sketches as: "Sex and Violence", complete with "You Can't tell the difference between Whizzo butter and this dead Crab" sketch; "The Larch"; "The Dull Life of a City Stockbroker"; "Nudge Nudge" sketch; and many more very silly sketches. I am also fond of the "It's the Arts" program, wherein interviewers are alternately rude and kind to the guests, particularly Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson. Also included on the DVD are the weblinks to Pythonshop online, a "meet the chaps" biography section, a Pythonisms Glossary, and Art Gallery of Terry Gilliam, and a preview of upcoming episodes section. Episodes 1-6 are contained on this 2 set of DVDs. I like this format because its less bulky than the VHS set, and is a better value, with 3 episodes per DVD, as opposed to 2 for each VHS tape. While the first season of Python isn't my favorite, it still is worth the money for the serious Python fan."