Wednesday, August 19, 2009

What, The Curtains?

HOW CAN IT BE THAT ALL SIX MEMBERS OF MONTE PYTHON,
the British comedy troupe, yes!! all six members of the original group, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman, will be present in New York in the fall to celebrate their 40th Anniversary? Graham Chapman, who died in 1989, will somehow be present. If you doubt it, well, that's your problem. I personally am cheering on a sort of ghostly presence, (not a surprise!), maybe carrying a rather dead parrot.
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I am giddy with anticipation of the event, to be held on Oct.15, at the Ziegfeld Theater. The reunion will feature a screening, announced by the Independent Film Channel (IFC), of the documentary,"Monte Python: Almost The Truth, (The Lawyers Cut)." The surviving members, (hmm), will take part in a Q&A session and receive an award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
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We'll also be able to catch a six hour TV version of the documentary, which will have its premiere on IFC on Oct.18
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Tickets anyone? Or will you catch it on TV? I'll have to do both, because I'm already involved in my own laugh fest!!


19 comments:

Derrick said...

Hi Lyn,

I must admit that Monty Python was never my cup of tea (rather like Rowan and Martin's Laugh in?!). Some bits are funny, no doubt, but I couldn't take large portions. The musical 'Spamalot' also went down a bomb in the West End, so it must be ME! But that doesn't stop me from hoping that you have a wonderful evening - or two - with all six of them.

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
It's a mystery what makes us laugh! How about Basil Fawlty, or Blackadder? I definitely have a very silly gene...Spamalot's been running forever!

Derrick said...

Oh, Lyn. This will make me seem like a real grump (why are you nodding!) but I'm not mad for either show. I'm sure both have touches of comic genius but ...
Although many people adore Rowan Atkinson I lose all patience with his Mr Bean character and I much prefer to see Tony Robinson in Time Team than as Baldrick. I have always been too serious for my own good!

Lyn said...

Oh, Derrick-
Well we're really chatting..I sort of could guess about my other 2 favs..agree about Mr.Bean.. makes my skin crawl!! But the sheer idiocy of Baldrick in Blackadder, well I'm on the floor, so what's the matter with me??
The whole cast, including Hugh Laurie at his moronic best..stop me now!!

Poetikat said...

And now...number 4...the larch!
And now...a massage from the Swedish Prime Minister (whack, whack, whack)
And now...

I won't be able to see it live, but will certainly looking to watch it on T.V.

P'raps they're going to hold a seance and get a rise out of Chapman (and the demised parrot) *nudge, nudge*

Kat

Lyn said...

Hi Kat-
I'm sitting here giggling at the fabulous silliness..you fit right in!! A seance is a really great idea..can't wait!

willow said...

I'll have some spam, spam, spam, eggs and spam, after I do my silly walk.

I LOVE the Python gang. We often speak Python here at the manor. Lucky you. We are going to want to hear all abou it! I'll be watching from the comfy chair.

Lyn said...

Hi Willow-
One must have a Manor to speak Python!! I think Python people can come up with countless bits, and be thoroughly amused!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Oh, I love Monty Python! And as for the silly walks, we often do them here are Necky Knoll House.

Lucky you - You'll have to tell us all about the show!

Lyn said...

Hi Raph-
That would be a pretty picture to watch you do the silly walk!
About the show..will have to make a choice..either this or the production of Hamlet with Jude Law!Just so expensive! Both? We'll see!!

Jeane said...

I started laughing as soon as I saw the picture on your blog - I'm a huge fan! it's so bad that it's good! I will definitely be sitting in front of my wee TV on Oct. 18th - thanks for the heads up Lyn xxo

Jeane said...

I started laughing as soon as I saw the picture on your blog - I'm a huge fan! it's so bad that it's good! I will definitely be sitting in front of my wee TV on Oct. 18th - thanks for the heads up Lyn xxo

Natalie said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!
" You lucky,lucky bas....d."
" I am Brian and so is my wife!"
etc. :D

What a hoot that wil be.xx♥

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
It makes me happy to see that you're still laughing at this #1 fab, unexplainable group!

Hi Nat-
"Someday son, all this will be yours"...
"What, the curtains?..
still funny after all these years!!!

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
My blog likes you so much, it published you twice!!

Jeane said...

LOL! I'm such a blabbermouth and apparently I tend to repeat myself! sigh :)

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
Happy and lucky to have your comments! And I get the last word!!

Poetikat said...

I have to say that my all-time favourite sketch is the "Twit of the Year Competition". Brilliant!

Kat

Lyn said...

Hi Kat-
Never fails to bring a smile to my lips! Always in the mood for the Monty Pythons....

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