Look, I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this, I really am, but Monty Python now has their own YouTube channel. You may commence wasting time now. As they say in their intro video, “For three years, you YouTubers have been ripping us off…” But now, they’ve decided to put authorized high quality videos directly on YouTube. Their motivation is an increasingly common one in this age: they might as well make some money selling trinkets and t-shirts around the edges of their work rather that be bitter and make no money at all.
At this moment only 31 videos have been posted, but some of them are truly from the Greatest Hits collection: Silly Walks, Biggus Dickus from Life of Brian, and the Witch Village from Holy Grail. I imagine, or at least I hope, the plan is to add steadily to this collection.
There are also a few pieces like Eric Idle on what a pain it is to write with John Cleese.
But the one I’ll leave you with is the The Four Yorkshiremen.
“We were evicted from our hole in the ground.”
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In the spirit of Christmas:
“He’s NOT the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!”
Friday night I introduced the kids to the Movie and all weekend long its been quote after quote after quote; Black Night this and Capital of Assyria that and (too) much rejoicing. My poor parents.
I’m amazed you put off the introduction for so long. Perhaps it’s timed as some sort of rite-of-passage? Are they now walking around saying “So THAT’S what Daddy’s been mumbling all these years.”
I think I was waiting for them all to be old enough to enjoy the dialog — so I cheated the oldest to serve the youngest. Technically, since they’ve only seen “The Grail” they’re those fans, and not true “Flying Circus/Own the Records” fans. The YouTube Channel was another push, since now they can peruse the library themselves in lieu of the compulsory, nightly Python training I was considering.
I’ve been spoon-feeding my daughters(5 and 9) bits from the Grail on YouTube(Before their Channel came along…I’m one of those). Their favorite as of now is “The Knights who say ‘Ni!'”…This way, I won’t have to worry about boyfriedns when they get older, becasue they will be spouting lines from Python so the only boys interetsed in them will be fellow geeks…who will stil be afraid of girls.
I have a 5 year old daughter too, and I must say, sir, that your idea is brilliant! It would take a stout-hearted lad to get past salutations like “There’s a dead bishop on the landing!”
Thank you all for your kind thoughts; I have thrown my children into the deep end! For the past few nights we have been listening to “Monty Python’s Previous Record”, and Minna can now recite most of the “Fish Licence” sketch with the other two coming in as back to sing “Eric the Half a Bee”.
No one notices (or appears to care about) the constant use of the word “tits” on the record, and only my eldest flinched when Wise King Otto referred to his daughter as “a f*@&ing princess.”
Python-Lehrer Tourette’s Syndrome may have a genetic component after all.
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