Video of the Day: Terry Gilliam Animates A Cockroach

Director Terry Gilliam has been at the moviemaking biz for awhile now (do the words Monty Python ring any bells?) and some of his older stuff, like this animation short he created in 1968, is just as wacky and creative as anything coming to your local movie theater in, say, December 2009. “Storytime” begins with a gurgling, squeaking, and skittering cockroach named Dan and meanders through a chain of command to carousing hands and an adultery scandal. Let’s just say it’s “conceptual.” See if you can spot the Monty Python and the Holy Grail gag after the jump.

PS: You’re welcome; it’s not like you have anything better to do today than watch absurdist animation.

[via NYMag]