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Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python (1999)

Series of new sketches performed by the Monty Python team, linking programmes to celebrate their 30th anniversary.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Graham Chapman ... Himself (archive footage)
John Cleese ... Announcer / Himself / Gumby / Pepperpot / Gent / BBC Voice Over
Terry Gilliam ... Man with Vercotti / BBC Crewmember / Himself / Gumby / Onan Vandergoy / Gorilla
Eric Idle ... Himself
Terry Jones ... Arthur Ewing / Salesman / BBC Crewmember / Himself / Gumby / Pepperpot / Gorilla / BBC Voice Over / Policeman
Michael Palin ... Luigi Vercotti / BBC Crewmember / Himself / Gumby / Pepperpot / Magnus Magnusson / Gorilla / BBC Voice Over / Ken Shabby / Policeman / It's Man
Carol Cleveland ... Herself
Ian Davidson Ian Davidson ... Policeman
Eddie Izzard ... Himself - Host / Gumby / Fairy
Dawn French ... Herself
Ian MacNaughton Ian MacNaughton ... Stereotype Scotsman (as Ian McNaughton)
Peter Sissons Peter Sissons ... Himself
Pam Buckley Pam Buckley
Kelly Hart Kelly Hart
Stanley Kaye Stanley Kaye
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Host Eddie Izzard links together interviews with former Python members and other famous comedians to tell the story of one the most famous comedy troupes of the 20th century. Includes rare clips, including the seldom seen "German episodes." Written by Mike Konczewski

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English

Release Date:

8 October 1999 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Eric: Is Monty Python still alive? Well, technically, yes. He is on a wife support system in an old jokes' home in Surrey. When reached for tonight's tribute, he said, "Coo," then asked for a new bedpan. So the legendary wit has not gone with the passing of time... or his colon.
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Follows Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982) See more »

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Better then I expected.
16 December 1999 | by Doyman-2See all my reviews

When I saw the commercial for this Tv show, for some reason I thought it would be a rubbish, boring, old documentary with no humor in it at all. But this has turned out to be very good. It has clips from the Python Tv show and films and interviews with the python team. If you ever get the chance to see this then do so, it's very good. Monty Python fans won't be disappointed.


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