Naughty bits put back in their proper places! Box that explodes! Neutron made even longer than before Restored bits! In a list of the 50 Greatest British Sketches released by Channel 4 in , five Monty Python sketches made the list: . For years I wanted to be John Cleese, I was most disappointed when I found out the job had been taken.
Lorne Michaels counts the show as a major influence on his Saturday Night Live sketches.
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In computing, the terms spam and the Python programming language,  are both derived from the series. As of , questions concerning the Pythons' most famous sketches are incorporated in the examinations required of those seeking to become British citizens. The production team was headed by Ian MacNaughton. Other regular team members included Hazel Pethig costumes , Madelaine Gaffney makeup and John Horton video effects designer. Maggie Weston, who worked on both makeup and design, married Gilliam in and they are still together.
The series was primarily filmed in London studios and nearby locations, although location shooting to take in beaches and villages included filming in Somerset and Norwich.
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For example, while American culture is not often in the foreground in many sketches, it is rather a frequent side note in many skits. Almost all of the 45 episodes produced for the BBC contain a reference to Americans or American culture, with references total, resulting in approximately five references per show, but increasing over the course of the show. Entertainment tropes, such as Westerns , Film noir and Hollywood are referenced 39 times.
Further, there are 12 references to arts and literature, 15 to US politics, 5 to the American military, 7 to US historical events, 12 to locations in the US, 7 to space and science fiction, 21 economic references, such as brands like Pan-Am , Time-Life , and Spam , and 8 sports references.
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Some references do double count in various categories. While American entertainment was a pervasive cultural influence in Britain  at the time of the production of the series, not all references to American culture can be seen as conscious decisions. For example, Terry Jones did not know that Spam was an American product at the time he wrote the sketch. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. British sketch comedy television series. For other uses, see Monty Python's Flying Circus disambiguation. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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Comedy requires risk and experimentation, so this could just be a dull gag, but the place of the sketch in the episode as a whole is important. The interruptions create a sustained feeling of disorientation. Comedy is about surprise, and right from the start, Monty Python knew that the best way to make an audience laugh is to catch them off guard. The A.