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(io9)   Because you like to argue even on Christmas, here are 12 Monty Python side projects ranked on hilarity. Oh, and Fawlty Towers doesn't make the list. You'll never get over this   (io9.com) divider line 29
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2013-12-25 01:21:42 PM
My wife's friends have an argument going on about Spock and Uhura and why they could/could not have dated. Glad I'm here and not there.
 
2013-12-25 01:38:16 PM
It's not a comedy project, but Michael Palin's travel shows are quite good
 
2013-12-25 01:38:27 PM
FTFA: Note: For the purposes of this list, we're focusing on projects that had two or more members of the Python crew involved - and the more Pythons involved, the stronger the claim.

Fawlty Towers was just Cleese. Except for him, the only other person who appeared in both was Connie Booth, and she wasn't a true Python.

You now have an ex-argument, Subby. E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!
 
2013-12-25 01:41:28 PM

Two Dogs Farking: FTFA: Note: For the purposes of this list, we're focusing on projects that had two or more members of the Python crew involved - and the more Pythons involved, the stronger the claim.

Fawlty Towers was just Cleese. Except for him, the only other person who appeared in both was Connie Booth, and she wasn't a true Python.

You now have an ex-argument, Subby. E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!


Farty Owls was more John Cleese saying, "Fark you Python, I'll do my own series. With hookers and a Spaniard."
 
2013-12-25 01:58:21 PM
What about pre-Python projects?

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-25 03:57:27 PM
Don't mention the war!
 
2013-12-25 04:17:29 PM
Romance with a Double Bass was 'orrible, except you got to see Connie Booth's naughty bits, man was she hot and busty. Cleese should never have divorced her
 
2013-12-25 04:28:59 PM
That list was a waste of space *THWACK*
 
2013-12-25 04:31:57 PM
I'll never get over nacho grande
 
2013-12-25 04:42:27 PM

cato113: It's not a comedy project, but Michael Palin's travel shows are quite good


Yes they are. He's damn good at that, too.
 
2013-12-25 04:54:10 PM
ISIRTA was better than anything on that list.
 
2013-12-25 05:21:37 PM
Yellowbeard got a bit mired down towards the end, but Chapman is fantastic in it.
 
2013-12-25 05:41:03 PM
Fawlty Towers wasn't funny.


/die-hard Python fan.
 
2013-12-25 06:05:48 PM
Yellowbeard was a Cheech & Chong movie. Might have had Pythons, but Cheech & Chong got the cover art.
 
2013-12-25 07:59:33 PM

wildcardjack: Yellowbeard was a Cheech & Chong movie. Might have had Pythons, but Cheech & Chong got the cover art.


But the idea for the movie was Grahams. Actually, Yellowbeard was supposed to be played by Keith Moon.
 
2013-12-25 08:09:41 PM
Rutles > Mr Toad.

Not worth getting irked about, though.


/definitely the trousers...
 
2013-12-25 08:46:32 PM

doctor wu: Fawlty Towers wasn't funny.


/die-hard Python fan.


YOURE not funny!
 
2013-12-25 09:04:53 PM
Fark you article, Fierce Creatures was awesome. Not as good as AFCW, but still quite entertaining.
 
2013-12-25 09:28:26 PM

wraith95: Fark you article, Fierce Creatures was awesome. Not as good as AFCW, but still quite entertaining.


Yeah, FC has been saddled with the initial disappointment of not being Wanda for far too long. By all rights it should have been reevaluated after the next few crappy Python projects, but the release backlash has cursed it forever.
 
2013-12-25 09:51:54 PM

Snapper Carr: What about pre-Python projects?


At Last The 1948 Show was mentioned in the comments for #7 (Do Not Adjust Your Set).

And speaking of pre-Python projects:
2.bp.blogspot.com

/Cleese and Chapman cowrote and appeared in minor roles, cameos by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
//rated "meh", but it makes an entertaining time capsule
 
2013-12-25 10:39:39 PM

drewogatory: wraith95: Fark you article, Fierce Creatures was awesome. Not as good as AFCW, but still quite entertaining.

Yeah, FC has been saddled with the initial disappointment of not being Wanda for far too long. By all rights it should have been reevaluated after the next few crappy Python projects, but the release backlash has cursed it forever.


If FC had been released first it probably would have gotten a better reception. AFCW was so funny it hurt the "sequel" by comparison.
 
2013-12-26 12:01:45 AM
ecx.images-amazon.com

If you want to know how Python got to be python, read this. Granted it ends in 1980 (shortly before the book was written) but you'll understand how "that type" of comedy by the python crew et al came to be.
 
2013-12-26 12:53:27 AM

edmo: My wife's friends have an argument going on about Spock and Uhura and why they could/could not have dated. Glad I'm here and not there.


Well.. She's black. Duh!
 
2013-12-26 01:04:38 AM

Metaluna Mutant: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 232x300]

If you want to know how Python got to be python, read this. Granted it ends in 1980 (shortly before the book was written) but you'll understand how "that type" of comedy by the python crew et al came to be.


Why are there only four of the guys on the cover?
 
2013-12-26 02:53:38 AM
Alright, that's enough now, that's enough...the arguments in this thread have become entirely too silly.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-12-26 01:09:44 PM
Fawlty Towers was a magnum opus, not a "side project."
 
2013-12-26 01:33:44 PM

B.L.Z. Bub: Metaluna Mutant: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 232x300]

If you want to know how Python got to be python, read this. Granted it ends in 1980 (shortly before the book was written) but you'll understand how "that type" of comedy by the python crew et al came to be.

Why are there only four of the guys on the cover?


Because only one of the guys on the cover is a Python.
L-R: Roy Kinnear (That Was The Week That Was), Cleese, Bill Oddie (the Goodies), Peter Cook (Beyond The Fringe)
 
2013-12-26 07:53:26 PM
No love for Baron Munchausen?
 
2013-12-27 01:21:44 AM

Oldiron_79: No love for Baron Munchausen?


It was included in #1: The Early Films of Terry Gilliam.
 
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