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(Some Guy)   Despite being a British show, Monty Python chose Sousa's "Liberty Bell March" as their theme song because they wouldn't have to pay any "royalty feels," wink-wink nudge-nudge saynamore   (factinate.com) divider line
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2020-07-21 8:08:03 PM  
Ah, royalty feels! Royalty feels, eh? Eh?!

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2020-07-21 8:29:22 PM  
Still no justice for Carol Cleveage, er, Cleveland.
 
2020-07-21 9:15:54 PM  
Can I just say this is the first time I have appeared in this thread?
 
2020-07-21 9:16:08 PM  
Here are 42 hilarious facts about this group of six brits who took the world by storm and changed comedy forever.

Never heard Terry Gilliam speak, eh?

As for the royalties, I don't know when it started but for years all BBC shows have a flat blanket royalty music fee, so it makes zero difference had they chosen something in the public domain or the latest Pink Floyd track. I suspect they picked it because it sounded funny.
Also, one photo of the group is from a recent BBC dramatisation, with actors playing the Python members.

Connie Booth the "seventh Python"? That's usually considered Carol Cleveland, who appeared in far more episodes of the series in far bigger roles.
And I don't know how old this is but Terry Jones died in January.
 
2020-07-21 9:18:06 PM  
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2020-07-21 9:37:54 PM  

Sensei Can You See: Ah, royalty feels! Royalty feels, eh? Eh?!

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What's it like?
 
2020-07-21 10:48:43 PM  
I thought it was the "Colonel Bogey March", but no, I checked my facts and I was wrong.

The CB March is the one from the Bridge Over the River Quai. Which was written by the same French author who wrote Planet of the Apes (La Planète des Singes). He was a French man who liked the British.

What's the one about being kind to your fine feathered friends called?

Remember, a duck may be somebody's Mother.
 
2020-07-21 10:50:24 PM  

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Your heart exploding is a rare symptom of the Covid 19 for some reason. Probably because the ACE2 inhibitor molecule is found in the smooth muscle of your heart, in men's testacles, in your nasal passages and lungs, in your digestive tract and even in your brain--all places the Covid-19 virus can disrupt your body and your life.
 
2020-07-21 10:53:16 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Also, one photo of the group is from a recent BBC dramatisation, with actors playing the Python members.


I noticed that and wondered if that was the problem.
 
2020-07-21 11:18:07 PM  
Subby must like spam.
 
2020-07-21 11:24:25 PM  
I still recall being young and viewing the members of the Crimson Permanent Assurance and being confused at what adult life might be.

Drudgery at the behest of cruel masters?

Mutiny in a ..... building?
 
2020-07-21 11:37:50 PM  
That article has not been updated in a while. Terry Jones passed away in January. It states that he is alive.
 
2020-07-21 11:44:05 PM  
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2020-07-21 11:55:35 PM  

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Yes. In fact, he human brain is like an enormous fish: It's fat and slimy and has gills through which it can see. Should one of these gills fail to open, the messages transmitted by the lungs don't reach the brain. It is as simple as that.
 
2020-07-22 12:07:02 AM  
They had a budget that might buy a cup of pudding.
 
2020-07-22 12:12:55 AM  

uncoveror: That article has not been updated in a while. Terry Jones passed away in January. It states that he is alive.


Still refusing to get on the cart. God bless 'im...
 
2020-07-22 1:28:25 AM  
John Cleese was credited on I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again as John Otto Cleese. His middle name isn't Otto. He just liked the name.
 
2020-07-22 1:45:17 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Here are 42 hilarious facts about this group of six brits who took the world by storm and changed comedy forever.

Never heard Terry Gilliam speak, eh?

As for the royalties, I don't know when it started but for years all BBC shows have a flat blanket royalty music fee, so it makes zero difference had they chosen something in the public domain or the latest Pink Floyd track. I suspect they picked it because it sounded funny.
Also, one photo of the group is from a recent BBC dramatisation, with actors playing the Python members.

Connie Booth the "seventh Python"? That's usually considered Carol Cleveland, who appeared in far more episodes of the series in far bigger roles.
And I don't know how old this is but Terry Jones died in January.


I would contend that when you become a citizen of another country and renounce your birth country citizenship, you are effectively changing your nationality. Otherwise, good knowledgeable post. Smarted
 
2020-07-22 2:23:29 AM  

Cake Hunter: Sensei Can You See: Ah, royalty feels! Royalty feels, eh? Eh?!

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What's it like?


Well, you start by imagining Prince Philip naked aaaaaand he's gone.
 
2020-07-22 2:24:57 AM  

Gordon Bennett: John Cleese was credited on I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again as John Otto Cleese. His middle name isn't Otto. He just liked the name.


I don't if you call me Otto, but don't call me stupid.
 
2020-07-22 2:33:59 AM  

brantgoose: What's the one about being kind to your fine feathered friends called?

Remember, a duck may be somebody's Mother.


Stars and Stripes Forever.
 
2020-07-22 3:02:46 AM  

uncoveror: That article has not been updated in a while. Terry Jones passed away in January. It states that he is alive.


He's just restin'.
 
2020-07-22 3:08:02 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: uncoveror: That article has not been updated in a while. Terry Jones passed away in January. It states that he is alive.

He's just restin'.


Pinin' for the fjords, so to speak.

the plumage don't enter into it
 
2020-07-22 3:15:16 AM  
The theme song was the recessional at my wedding. I got the sheet music and gave it to the piano player. I asked him to play it "lightly" and he played it perfectly. Hardly anyone else got it, but it made my Dad cry. Nailed it!
 
2020-07-22 5:21:30 AM  
....Remembering when the Massed Pipes and Drums of the Scots Guards did a tour of the US during the Bicentennial - at one point in the concert they did Liberty Bell, and for the life of them couldn't figure out why the crowd was going nuts.

That and not long afterwards, there was a British regiment whose traditional march was the Liberty Bell, and they had to petition to change it as people would break out in laughter as they marched.
 
2020-07-22 8:51:42 AM  

brantgoose: I thought it was the "Colonel Bogey March", but no, I checked my facts and I was wrong.

The CB March is the one from the Bridge Over the River Quai. Which was written by the same French author who wrote Planet of the Apes (La Planète des Singes). He was a French man who liked the British.

What's the one about being kind to your fine feathered friends called?

Remember, a duck may be somebody's Mother.


Colonel Bogey is the tune you sing "Hitler has only got one ball" to.
 
2020-07-22 9:37:55 AM  
29. Leading Lady
If there's anyone who could count as the seventh Monty Python star, it would have to be Connie Booth. Aside from appearing regularly in sketches on Flying Circus, Booth appeared in multiple Monty Python films, the How to Irritate People TV special, and John Cleese's Fawlty Towers. Oh, and she was also married to John Cleese in real life. It's hard to imagine what Monty Python would have looked like without Connie Booth involved in some way.


Stopped reading there.
 
2020-07-22 10:00:11 AM  

Unobtanium: Can I just say this is the first time I have appeared in this thread?


No, I'm sorry, there's not enough time.
 
2020-07-22 11:51:24 AM  
The documentary on Netflix is really good, if you are a fan.  Just skip the abysmal title sequences.
 
2020-07-22 5:06:03 PM  

wildcardjack: They had a budget that might buy a cup of pudding.


Yeah, many times they have been asked why they did something a certain way and the answer was almost always they didn't have any budget so had to get creative.
 
2020-07-22 5:47:50 PM  

brantgoose: I thought it was the "Colonel Bogey March", but no, I checked my facts and I was wrong.

The CB March is the one from the Bridge Over the River Quai. Which was written by the same French author who wrote Planet of the Apes (La Planète des Singes). He was a French man who liked the British.

What's the one about being kind to your fine feathered friends called?

Remember, a duck may be somebody's Mother.


I thought it was web-footed friends.

Be kind to your web-footed friends
for a duck may be somebody's mother
Be kind to your friends in the swamp
where the weather is very very damp...
 
2020-07-22 6:02:16 PM  
This went exactly as I expected, except that the other side won.

/pretty sure I mangled that one but too lazy to look it up
 
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