Here are the complete scripts for every one of the 45 episodes of Monty
Python’s Flying Circus and some of the most entertaining writing to have
gone into television anywhere; every silly set-up, every clever conceit, every
snide insult and saucy aside from these now classic skits, including The
Ministry of Silly Walks, the Dead Parrot, Banter in a Cheese Shop, Spam, the
Funniest Joke in the World, the Spanish Inquisition, Argument Clinic, the
Fish-Slapping Dance and The Lumberjack Song. This celebration of Flying
Circus covers the plethora of cultural, historical, and topical references
touched upon by this landmark series and virtually every allusion and reference
that appeared in an episode is identified and explained.
Sidebars and commentary include profiles of the principles and interviews with cast and crew. Each episode is highlighted with fascinating facts about technical concerns and shooting locations; insider stories from the set including arguments, accidents, practical jokes, goofs, gaffes and much more, including hundreds of photo-stills from the shows and Terry Gilliam’s artwork.
About the Author
Luke Dempsey is deputy editor of bookish.com, and the author of the memoir A Supremely Bad Idea. A native of England—and a massive Python fan—he currently lives in New York.
Number Of Pages: 800
Published: 13th November 2012
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 20.3 x 6.9
Weight (kg): 3.06