Monty Python

10 Clever Parody Films Worth Your Time

Quirky, indie girl meets a corporate guy. They fall in love, break up, and get back together. This is the premise for the Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd film They Came Together — but the basic narrative can be found in dozens of romantic comedies. The parody film opens in theaters this weekend. It just so happens that this weekend also marks the birthday of comedy legend and renowned producer Mel Brooks, whose works combine pop culture parody, vaudevillian gags, and frenetic farce. While masters of the parody film like Brooks found a formula for success, the genre has its share of stinkers. Here are ten big-screen parodies that are actually worth your time. … Read More

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Watch Video for Monty Python’s Formerly Unreleased “Lousy Song”

If you’ve seen Monty Python’s Meaning of Life, you know Eric Idle’s aptitude for singing brilliantly lousy songs. Now that they’re… Read More

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11 Things We Learned From Monty Python’s Delightfully Silly Reddit AMA

As we reported earlier this week, the surviving members of Monty Python are reuniting for a stage show sometime next year, working together for the first time since 1988. As if that weren’t exciting enough, all five Pythons — Eric Idle, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam — took to Reddit for an extensive AMA session this morning. As one might expect, many of the answers were, well, silly — but there was still some fascinating stuff to be extracted, and we’ve done it for you. … Read More

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