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Monty Python's Flying Circus, often simply known as Monty Python (or occasionally just The Pythons), was an extremely influential British comedy sketch television series, featuring a cast of six (with lots of numerous supporting cast members) witty, sardonic and sarcastic comedians. The stars were Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. The series produced 45 episodes over the course of four seasons, running from 1969 to 1974. In addition to the individual television episodes, the same cast produced a number of motion pictures together, most notably Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python's Life of Brian and Monty Python's Meaning of Life. Although the group technically disbanded in 1974, with the exception of the movies, the cast members have reunited off-and-on, sometimes just in pairs, for various projects both on screen and in print. The libraries own a wide variety of Python-related titles, identified in the list below.

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By and About Monty Python's Flying Circus

book cover Eric Idle's Personal Best
by the Monty Python Troupe
[DVD 817 Mon]
[2005 packaging of the original 1970s-era clips]

book cover John Cleese's Personal Best
by the Monty Python Troupe
[DVD 817 Mon]
[2005 packaging of the original 1970s-era clips]

book cover Michael Palin's Personal Best
by the Monty Python Troupe
[DVD 817 Mon]
[2005 packaging of the original 1970s-era clips]

book cover Terry Gilliam's Personal Best
by the Monty Python Troupe
[DVD 817 Mon]
[2005 packaging of the original 1970s-era clips]

book cover Terry Jones' Personal Best
by the Monty Python Troupe
[DVD 817 Mon]
[2005 packaging of the original 1970s-era clips]

book cover Monty Python's Flying Circus
by [various]
[downloadable audio - 53 minutes]
[2006 packaging of original 1970s-era skits]

book cover Monty Python and the Holy Grail
by the Monty Python Troupe
[DVD Monty]
[1974]

book cover The Album of the Soundtrack of the Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail
by the Monty Python Troupe
[Compact Disc 817 Mon]
[1974]

book cover Matching Tie and Handkerchief
by the Monty Python Troupe
[Compact Disc 817 Mon]
[1975]

book cover Live at City Center
by the Monty Python troupe
[Compact Disc 817 Mon]
[1976]

book cover Life of Brian
by the Monty Python Troupe
[DVD Life]
[1979]

book cover Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album
by the Monty Python Troupe
[Compact Disc 817 Mon]
[1980]

book cover Life of Python
by George Perry
[791.457 MonYp]
[1983]

book cover The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus: All the Words
by Graham Chapman (and others...)
[817 Mon]
[1989]

book cover Monty Python: A Chronological Listing of the Troupe's Creative Output, and Articles and Reviews Written About Them, 1969-1989
by Douglas L. McCal
[791.457 MonYm]
[1991]

book cover Graham Crackers: Fuzzy Memories, Silly Bits and Outright Lies
by Graham Chapman [1941-1989]
[827 Cha]
[1997]

book cover The First 28 Years of Monty Python
by Kim "Howard" Johnson
[791.457 qMonYj]
[1999]

book cover The Non-Inflatable Monty Python TV Companion
by Jim Yoakum
[791.457 MonYy]
[1999]

book cover Monty Python's And Now For Something Completely Different
by [various]
[DVD 817 Mon]
[1999]

book cover Monty Python speaks! : John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin (and a few of their friends and collaborators) recount an amazing, and silly, thirty-year spree in television and film-- in their own words, squire!
Interviewed by David Morgan
[791.457 MonYm]
[1999]

book cover Monty Python Live!
by the Monty Python Troupe
[DVD 817 Mon]
[2001]

book cover The Concert for George
by [various
[DVD 781.66 Con]
[2002]

book cover The Pythons' Autobiography
by The Pythons, with Bob McCabe
[791.457 qMon]
[2003]

book cover The Pythons' Autobiography
by The Pythons, with Bob McCabe
[Compact Disc 791.457 Mon]
[2003]

book cover Monty Python's Spamalot: a CD Lovingly Ripped Off From the New Musical, Original Broadway Cast Recording
by Eric Idle and John Duprez
[Compact Disc 782.14 Mon]
[2005]

book cover Spamalot
book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle
[Music 782.1 qDuP]
[2005]

book cover Monty Python's Tunisian Holiday: My Life With Brian
by Kim "Howard" Johnson
[791.437 LifYj]
[2008]

Selected Other works of the Monty Python members *

John Cleese

book cover Time Bandits
directed by Terry Gilliam
[DVD Time]
[1981]

book cover The Complete Fawlty Towers: Scripts From the TV Episodes
by John Cleese
[791.457 FawYc]
[1989]

book cover Life and How to Survive It
by Robin Skynner and John Cleese
[158.1 Sky]
[1994]

book cover The Human Face
by Brian Bates with John Cleese
[704.942 qBat]
[2001]

book cover The Human Face
by [various]
[DVD 611.42 Hum]
[2001]

book cover Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
by J.K. Rowling
[DVD j Rowling]
[2002]

book cover Wine for the Confused
by John Cleese
[DVD 641.22 Cle]
[2004]

Terry Gilliam

book cover Time Bandits
directed by Terry Gilliam
[DVD Time]
[1981]

book cover 12 Monkeys
directed by Terry Gilliam
[DVD 12]
[1996]

book cover The Brothers Grimm
directed by Terry Gilliam
[DVD Brothers]
[2005]

book cover Tideland
directed by Terry Gilliam
[DVD Tideland]
[2005]

book cover My First Movie, Take Two: Ten Celebrated Directors Talk About Their First Film
by Stephen Lowenstein
[791.43 Low]
[2008]

book cover The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
directed by Terry Gilliam
[DVD j Imaginarium]
[2010]

Eric Idle

book cover The Mikado
by Gilbert and Sullivan
[DVD 782.1 Sul]
[1987]

book cover The Road to Mars: A Post-Modem Novel
by Eric Idle
[1999]

book cover The Greedy Bastard Diary: A Comic Tour of America
by Eric Idle
[827 Idl]
[2005]

Terry Jones [1942- ]

book cover Ripping Yarns
by Michael Palin and Terry Jones
[791.457 Pal]
[1978]

book cover Fairy Tales
by Terry Jones, illustrated by Michael Foreman
[j 398.21 Jon]
[1981]

book cover The Saga of Eric the Viking: A Story for Bill
by Terry Jones
[j 398.2 Jon]
[1983]

book cover Dr. Fegg's Encyclopeadia of World Knowledge: Formerly the Nasty Book
by Terry Jones and Michael Palin
[817 Jon]
[1984]

book cover Douglas Adams' Starship Titanic
by Terry Jones and Douglas Adams
[Jones]
[1997]

book cover The Story of 1
by Terry Jones
[DVD 513 Jon]
[2006]

Michael Palin [1943- ]

book cover Ripping Yarns
by Michael Palin and Terry Jones
[791.457 Pal]
[1978]

book cover Dr. Fegg's Encyclopeadia of World Knowledge: Formerly the Nasty Book
by Terry Jones and Michael Palin
[817 Jon]
[1984]

book cover The Mirrorstone
by Michael Palin, illustrated by Alan Lee
[j Palin]
[1986]

book cover Around the World in 80 Days
by Michael Palin
[DVD 910.41 Pal]
[1989]

book cover Around the World in 80 Days
by Michael Palin
[910.41 Pal]
[1989]

book cover Pole to Pole With Michael Palin
by Michael Palin
[DVD 910.4 Pal]
[1992]

book cover Pole to Pole With Michael Palin
by Michael Palin
[910.4 Pal]
[1992]

book cover Hemingway's Chair
by Michael Palin
[Palin]
[1995]

book cover Full Circle: One Man's Journey by Air, Train, Boat and Occasionally Very Sore Feet Around the 50,000 Miles of the Pacific Rim
by Michael Palin
[911.823 Pal]
[1997]

book cover Full Circle: One Man's Journey by Air, Train, Boat and Occasionally Very Sore Feet Around the 50,000 Miles of the Pacific Rim
by Michael Palin
[Compact Disc 911.823 Pal]
[1997]

book cover Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure
by Michael Palin
[910.4 qPal]
[1999]

book cover Sahara
by Michael Palin
[DVD 916.6 Pal]
[2002]

book cover Himalaya
by Michael Palin
[DVD 915.496 Pal]
[2004]

book cover Himalaya
by Michael Palin
[915.496 qPal]
[2004]

book cover Himalaya
by Michael Palin
[Compact Disc 915.496 Pal]
[2004]

book cover New Europe
by Michael Palin
[DVD 914 Pal]
[2007]

book cover Diaries, 1969-1979: The Python Years
by Michael Palin [1943- ]
[Biography Palin]
[2007]

book cover Diaries, 1980-1988: Halfway to Hollywood
by Michael Palin [1943- ]
[Biography Palin]
[2009]


* — There are lots more books/movies/etc. associated with the Python members -- these are just a few in the libraries' collections

Compiled Dec 2010 sdc / Last Updated July 2013 sdc

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