Monty Python's Flying Circus: An Utterly Complete, Thoroughly Unillustrated, Absolutely Unauthorized Guide to Possibly All the References

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Scarecrow Press, 2008/06/13 - 576 ページ
In 1969, the BBC aired the first episode of a new comedy series titled Monty Python's Flying Circus, and the rest, as they say, is history. An instant success, the show ran until 1974, producing a total of 45 episodes. Despite the show's very English humor and allusions to many things British, the series developed a cult following outside the U.K., particularly in the United States. Known for its outrageous humor, occasionally controversial content, and often silly spirit, Monty Python's Flying Circus poked fun at nearly all institutions—domestic or foreign, grand or intimate, sacred or not. Indeed, many of the allusions and references in the program were uniquely British and routinely obscure, and therefore, not always understood or even noticed outside the British Isles.

This exhaustive reference identifies and explains the plethora of cultural, historical, and topical allusions of this landmark series. In this resource, virtually every allusion and reference that appeared in an episode—whether stated by a character, depicted in the mise-en-scene, or mentioned in the printed scripts—is identified and explained. Organized chronologically by episode, each entry is listed alphabetically, indicates what sketch it appeared in, and is cross-referenced between episodes. Entries cover literary and metaphoric allusions, symbolisms, names, peoples, and places; as well as the myriad social, cultural, and historical elements (photos, songs, slogans, caricatures) that populate and inform these episodes.

Entries Include:
·"Arabella Plunkett"
·Group of famous characters from famous paintings
·Hell's Grannies
·HRH The Dummy Princess Margaret
·"Kandinsky"
·"On the Dad's Liver Bachelors at Large"
·Raymond Baxter type
·Scun
·"Spanish Inquisition"
·"Third Parachute Brigade Amateur Dramatic Society"
·"total cashectomy"
·"Two-Sheds"
·"Umbonga's hostile opening"
·Vicar sitting thin and unhappy in a pot
·"What's all this then?"
 

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Whither Canada?
1
Sex Violence
21
How to Recognize Different Types of Tree From Quite a Long Way Away
43
OwlStretching Time
54
Mans Crisis of Identity in the Latter Half of the Twentieth Century
69
Episode 6
81
Episode 7
95
Episode 8
110
Episode 26
333
Episode 27
342
Episode 28
358
Episode 29
376
Episode 30
385
The AllEngland Summarize Proust Competition
396
Episode 32
410
Episode 33
423

The Ant An Introduction
123
Episode 10
135
Episode 11
149
Episode 12
159
Episode 13
174
Episode 14
189
Episode 15
205
Episode 16
215
Episode 17
226
Episode 18
239
Episode 19
249
Episode 20
268
Episode 21
283
Episode 22
293
Episode 23
301
Episode 24
310
Episode 25
320
The Cycling Tour
432
Episode 35
440
Episode 36
449
Episode 37
456
Episode 38
464
Grandstand
473
The Golden Age of Ballooning
481
Michael Ellis
489
Light Entertainment War
496
Hamlet
505
Mr Neutron
512
Party Political Broadcast
519
Bibliography
527
Index
535
Index of Monty Pythons Flying Circus Extras and WalkOns As Scheduled
557
About the Author
563
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Darl Larsen is professor of theatre and media arts at Brigham Young University, where he teaches film and popular culture studies. He is the author of Monty Python, Shakespeare and English Renaissance Drama.

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