This will be the second post of the day to mention Mike Glicksohn. During Torcon II he introduced a room party full of American fans to Monty Python’s Flying Circus, then being aired on Canadian television but not in the U.S. The episode — The Spanish Inquisition — fulfilled even the wildest expectations. We went home wishing for more. Fortunately, the series began running on PBS at the end of 1974.
That party came to mind when I read in today’s Los Angeles Times that the 40th anniversary of Monty Python’s British debut is being commemorated by a six-hour documentary series, “Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer’s Cut),” beginning October 18 on the Independent Film Channel.
The Independent Film Channel publicized the program by reuniting the five surviving members of the troupe in New York on October 15 for a public “conversation” at the premiere of a feature-length theatrical cut. The Monty Python Reunion can be viewed online:
Watch the historic event reuniting all five surviving members of the Monty Python team — John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin — as they take to the stage for a Q&A discussion with the audience.
Oh drat: I’d have to “Update Your Flash Player” to watch it. I really don’t want to have to do that.
I was disappointed when a few days ago I heard of the Python documentary and made note that IFC required a subscription. So I was quite delighted to discover today that you linked to an online showing of ‘The Monty Python Reunion’, which is the original portion of what they’re doing. It was even better than I expected it to be. At the half-way point it started cracking me up. Thanx, Mike.