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“Monty Python’s Personal Best,” a
series of six outrageous one-hour specials showcasing
the groundbreaking comedians with new footage and original
clips, premiered on PBS February 22, 2006.
Each episode will include members of the original
Monty Python troupe performing in favorite clips from
their unorthodox television series, “Monty Python’s
Flying Circus,” repurposed with exclusive new
material. Each of the five living Pythons — John
Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael
Palin — produced and wrote his own episode, and
collaborated to create the sixth special in honor of
deceased member Graham Chapman.
“Monty Python’s Flying Circus”
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The "Pythons" burst onto the scene in October
1969 when "Monty Python's Flying Circus" debuted
in Britain on the BBC to a startled UK audience. The series'
45 episodes ran until December 1974. American audiences
were first introduced to such phrases as "nudge, nudge,
wink, wink," "naughty bits" and "nobody
expects the Spanish inquisition!" when local PBS stations
obtained broadcast rights to the series in 1974. The series
returned to PBS in April 2006.
Monty Python's Personal Best and Monty Python's Flying Circus are
produced by Python (Monty) Pictures, Ltd. The official Monty Python
Web site is www.pythonline.com