Monty Python’s Flying Circus

Title: Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Year: 1969-1970, 1972-1974
Creators: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Director: Ian MacNaughton
Writers: Chapman, Cleese, Gilliam, Idle, Jones, Palin
Starring: Chapman, Cleese, Gilliam, Idle, Jones, Palin
Synopsis: absurd sketch comedy
Episodes: 45; three series of 13, one of 6
Network: BBC
How I saw it: most recently, on PBS, 2006 (with missed episodes rented from Netflix); also various episodes on video or online a number of times
Subjective Rating: 9/10 (One of my favorites).
Objective Rating: 6/10 (points off for story, cinematography, special effects/design and music) c. 3.0/4 (Good).

The third series probably only gets a 7 or 6 out of 10, and a 5 or 4 for the terrible fourth series. But the first two series are good enough to pull the average up higher than should be mathematically possible.


One Response to Monty Python’s Flying Circus

  1. spanswick says:

    What? Not yet “Sir” Comfypants?

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