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Monty Python's Flying Circus

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Comedy Rated: 14+ (TV-14)1969 - 20145 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: Netflix BBC America Tags: British Humour Country: United Kingdom

Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows were composed of surreality, risqué or innuendo-laden humour, sight gags and observational sketches without punchlines. It also featured animations by Terry Gilliam, often sequenced or merged with live action. The first episode was recorded on 7 September and broadcast on 5 October 1969 on BBC One, with 45 episodes airing over four series from 1969 to 1974, plus two episodes for German TV.The show often targets the idiosyncrasies of British life, especially that of professionals, and is at times politically charged. The members of Monty Python were highly educated. Terry Jones and Michael Palin are Oxford University graduates; Eric Idle, John Cleese, and Graham Chapman attended Cambridge University; and American-born member Terry Gilliam is an Occidental College graduate. Their comedy is often pointedly intellectual, with numerous erudite references to philosophers and literary figures. The series followed and elaborated upon the style used by Spike Milligan in his ground breaking series Q5, rather than the traditional sketch show format. The team intended their humour to be impossible to categorise, and succeeded so completely that the adjective "Pythonesque" was invented to define it and, later, similar material.Monty Python's Flying Circus featuring Eric Idle and Connie Booth has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Netflix, streaming via tv everywhere with BBC America (Via Cable/Satellite Provider), and available for purchase on iTunes. It's a comedy show with 51 episodes over 5 seasons. Monty Python's Flying Circus is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 100% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.8 (61,638 votes).

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Season 1
13 Episodes | Netflix, BBC America, & Rent or Buy

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45 episodes (88%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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5 episodes (10%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (BBC America).

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51 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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Not available to watch free online.

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#305 Ranked TV Show

#1 Ranked in British Humour TV

#4 Ranked in TV on BBC America

#120 Ranked in Comedy TV

Monty Python's Flying Circus has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 100% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.8 (61,638 votes). The show is popular with Reelgood users lately.

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