The first episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus was broadcast 40 years ago this month — though the boys’ official site insists it’s the 400th anniversary. In honor of the occasion, the cable network IFC is this week airing a new six-part documentary, Monty Python: Almost the Truth: The Lawyer’s Cut. (I don’t get IFC and no one offered me a review copy, so I haven’t seen it.)
Seems like a good excuse to ask: What’s your favorite Monty Python bit?
It’s a tough choice for me, but I think my favorite might be the “Working Class Playwright” sketch, which features such wonderful lines as “There’s nowt wrong with gala luncheons!” and “There’s more to life than culture!”
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