Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Vol. 08 [VHS] Reviews

Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Vol. 08 [VHS]

Episode 16, from Monty Python’s Flying Circus‘s second season, takes off with a sketch in which aspiring pilot Terry Jones gets some very silly flying lessons from a wire-suspended Graham Chapman (“Up on the table, arms out, fingers together, knees bent… now flap your arms…”). A highlight of this episode is a profile of poet Ewan McTeagle (Jones again), the freeloading author of the epic verse “Can I Have 50 Pounds to Mend the Shed.” Other amusing bits include Eric Idle as a psychiatrist milkman on his rounds and Michael Palin as the increasingly unsettled host of “It’s the Mind” who is sure he has relived this episode devoted to déjà vu. Also included on volume 8 is Episode 17, “The Buzz Aldrin Show,” one of Monty Python’s best, and a must-own for fans of the Gumbies. Those thick-headed, handkerchief-bedecked, and suspender-clad characters introduce a trio of classic sketches, including the Architect Sketch, in which slaughterhouse designer John Cleese unveils his design for a residential block of flats (“The tenants are carried along on the corridor on a conveyor belt in extreme comfort past murals depicting Mediterranean scenes toward the rotating knives…”). Jones, yet again, shines in a brilliant bit of Bondian nonsense, The Bishop. –Donald Liebenson

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