What happens when you take five British comedians and one American cartoonist, and let them create a film that includes all of their favorite comedy sketches from their revolutionary television series? The answer is simple: mayhem… madness… and Monty Python's classic And Now for Something Completely Different!
The film stars the inimitable John Cleese, the unforgettable Graham Chapman, the impious Eric Idle, the jovial Michael Palin, the rotund Terry Jones, and features the uncanny animation of Terry Gilliam. The film also stars many other self-important, snotty, stuck-up adjectives that I won't bother to mention here.
If you're not already familiar with the absurd antics of the Python boys, then you're in for a nude sock… no, no. What I meant to say was, "If you're not already familiar with the absurd antics of the Python boys, then you're in for a rude shock." Ha, all of those lessons on how to not sound like an ass did pay off. Now, what was I saying? Oh, yes…
It's rather hard to explain the unique comic stylings of Monty Python, so I won't even try. But here's a taste of what you might find inside of the DVD box:
This film has not plot! It is plotless, without a story or narrative of any kind.
The film is nothing more, or less, than a series of skits and sketches taken from the first two seasons of Monty Python's Flying Circus. The sketches have been re-filmed, but not refined, and edited together in a perfectly ridiculous manner (yes, that's a compliment).
The numerous bits include How Not to Be Seen, Nudge Nudge, How to Defend Yourself Against a Man Armed with Fresh Fruit, Hell's Grannies, The World's Funniest Joke, Killer Cars, The Dead Parrot Sketch, The Lumberjack Song, Blackmail, Upper-class Twit of the Year, and many others sure to tickle your funny bone. Tee-hee-hee-hee.
This film has no point! It is pointless, without purpose or reason of any kind.
No, the film is not intended to enlighten the populace or provide philosophers and theologians with the answers to life's great mysteries. Instead, what this film provides viewers with is a jolly good raspberry (read: Phfffbt!) and a "Good day to you, sir."
It should be known that Monty Python is not for everyone. Generally it helps if you possess the intellect of Einstein and the emotional maturity of a pineapple.
In conclusion, I can recommend Monty Python to all of you silly nitwits looking to kill off some of those excess brain cells.
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