The Life of Python VHS Box Set. Conceived, written and performed by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin. With special appearances by Eddie Izzard, Meat Loaf, Kevin Kline, Sir David Frost, Ronnie Corbett, & the creators of South Park, Trey Parker & Matt Stone. 2000.
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They’re not all dead yet.
For more than 30 years, devout fans of Monty Python have tortured the rest of us with endless repetition of the “Dead Parrot Sketch,” “The Spanish Inquisition,” “Spam,” “The Lumberjack Song,” “Nudge Nudge” and more.
In a desperate attempt to shut them up, A&E presents this, the ultimate Python fanatic’s collection, chock full of interviews, new material, tours, new material, de rigeur “lost” episodes and bits, new material, shots of the old geezers sitting on their laurels, and, of course, new material.
VHS Tape 1: It’s… The Monty Python Story
This outrageous BBC production celebrates 30 years of Python with new Monty Python sketches, a plethora of guest appearances and the funniest funeral you’ll ever attend.
VHS Tape 2: A Veritable Potpourri of Python
Pythonland — Journey with Michael Palin in search of the locations where the best known Python sketches were shot.
The Lost Python Mayday Special — A fun and fusty relic from the 1971 Pan-European May Day Festival, freshly dug from the BBC rubbish bin.
From Spain to Sperm: Monty Python’s Greatest Hits — Join host Meat Loaf for a countdown of the songs we were grounded for singing as kids.
An animated South Park tribute.
VHS Tape 3: Monty Python’s Filegender Zirkus #2
One of the famous “lost” German episodes never before available in the U.S. Yes, Monty Python is funny in German! Unfortunately, this programme is in English.
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