And now for something completely different: Monty Python's Flying Circus was simply the most influential comedy program television has ever seen. Five Englishmen, all working under the constraints of conventional TV shows such as The Frost Report (for which the five Englishmen wrote), gathered together with an expatriate American in the spring of 1969 to break the rules. The result, first airing on BBC-1 on October 5, 1969, has influenced countless future men and women in the media and comedy since.
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Party Political Broadcast 04x06
A spoof of British political-party broadcasts includes the finals of "the worst family in Britain" contest, a violent cricket match, and a housewife who revolutionized beekeeping.
Mr. Neutron 04x05
The search for Mr. Neutron, who plans to dominate the world, stretches from a London suburb to the Yukon, and results in the destruction of earthly civilization.
Hamlet consults a psychiatrist. A boxer wins the championship despite his lack of a head. Queen Victoria pulls ahead in the Queen Victoria Handicap.
Light Entertainment War 04x03
Heroes of World War II can't decipher fighter-pilot banter. TV programming executives decide the public are idiots. A gentleman enjoys "woody" words.
Michael Ellis 04x02
It's hard to get good service at the ant counter. Her Majesty visits an ant poetry reading. A toupee-less gentleman wants to complain about his ant.
The Golden Age of Ballooning 04x01
The surprising history of "The Golden Age of Ballooning" includes Ferdinand von Zeppelin's murderous insistence that his airship is not a balloon.
Oscar Wilde and other society gadflies accuse each other of witty remarks. David Niven's fridge presents a prize at the British Show Biz Awards.
A Book at Bedtime 03x12
Scottish soldiers train to be kamikazes. A man considers using the phrase "No time to lose." Theories of penguin intelligence lead to social change.
Dennis Moore 03x11
Heavyweights fight to be named Oxford Professor of Fine Arts. Highway bandit Dennis Moore struggles with the complexity of redistributing wealth.
E. Henry Thripshaw's Disease 03x10
The Tudor Jobs Agency hasn't placed anyone since 1625. Dr. E. Henry Thripshaw craves the glory and fame of having a disease named after him.