Monty Python reunite

Intellectual comedy? Stupid? Spamtastic?



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  • It won't be the same without Graham Chapman...image

  • Of its time, should've been let in the '70s.  Hit and miss even then, albeit ground-breaking, and incredibly funny and inspired when they got it right.

    What are they going to do anyway?  Just sounds like a money-spinner to me.  image

  • I think they've been pretty honest in saying that it is a money spinner!

    I thought it was very hit and miss. Some excellent sketches, but some dreadful ones as well! 

    I do love Spamalot though image

  • Wish I had the skills, I'd offer to produce it image

  • I hate the whole idea. I hate the sort of people it will attract. Can't see why people ever pay good money to see TV comedy spewed up on stage like this and overgrown schoolboys having a collective wet dream over it. I saw Spamalot just before it opened because a friend was in it. It was crap too. 

  • Badoom tish, Bear!

    I think that they have a sufficient fan base that people will be interested.  When asked if they will be doing old or new material Cleese was very shrewd in noting that the fans want the old stuff.  I think those that go will enjoy it.

    It's not *that* long after Cleese's 'paying for his divorce' tour.

  • Sussex Runner NLR wrote (see)

    I hate the whole idea. I hate the sort of people it will attract. Can't see why people ever pay good money to see TV comedy spewed up on stage like this and overgrown schoolboys having a collective wet dream over it. I saw Spamalot just before it opened because a friend was in it. It was crap too. 

    I knew someone who would quote Monty Python at length. He was an utter knob but I don't think they're all like that.

  • Ooh yay - thanks Mouse, wasn't sure anyone would get that image

  • Yes they are

  • Sussex Runner NLR wrote (see)

    Yes they are

    Well if you can say that definitively it must mean you know every Monty Python fan - and if you do, logically that can only mean that you are one too.

  • Like Phil says. Of it's time. But those sorts of shows are full of annoying people wanking and laughing at every stupid crap thing. I've seen it on the telly. I never noticed anyone who was any different. 

  • Wanking and laughing? Can you do both at the same time? image

  • Ha Ha Ha Ha image

  • I can't see them being able to bring the same level of physicality (e.g. ministry of silly walks) but I think as a one off (plus the DVD no doubt) it will sell out.

    Not much different to going to see the Rolling Stones live last year?  

  • Oh?  I didnt think they were that funny ??    image

    Jumping Jack Flash Bang Wallop  

  • MISTAKE! MISTAKE! MISTAKE!

  • Life of Brian was classic, most of the rest of it was poor in my opinion of course.

  • It was never my cup of tea but I was probably a bit young at the time, though I'm not now and I still can't see the appeal.  

  • Flogging a dead parrot imo.

    i don't blame them and lots will enjoy it but I'll be staying away.

  • never really liked the TV series but Life of Brian and also the Holy Grail were good.

    O nthe last point , Spamolot was brilliant.

    Monty Python is an acquired taste so not everybody will like it but there is not doubt a one off will sell-out. The audience will want the old stuff and the fact is that if they do some of the original sketches then the audience will do most of it for them! Spamalot was more like a pantomine really with the audience fully engaged and participating.

    So if you like it then great and if you don't , then don't worry about it. Its not as if it is even going to be on TV and therefore might take time from something else you would rather see.

    Good luck to them.

  • I see that a recent version of Spamalot had Les Dennis in the King Arthur role. There's your Graham Chapman replacement thenimage

  • Loved the original series when they were first shown. At the time it was hilarious and genuinely different to the standard sitcom fare (some really good, some bad, some dire) that was around at the time.

    However, when it was repeated about 10 years ago, I have to say it had dated very, very badly and was embarrassingly unfunny at times...

    So I think this has all the makings of a very big mistake.

    Oddly, unlike say music or cinema, humour doesn't seem to generally age well.

  • You couldn't repeat it, it was classic in it's day, but basically it was the most un-PC show imaginable. How could you possibly convert it to today's sterile comedy standard.

  • Hope the reason they are doing this is because of decent material they have written, not tax bills to pay 

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