Palin in partic claims to have been completely surprised by the vitriol directed at the movie. And tho I think they were being a little disingenuous when they said that they weren't laughing at Christianity, it should be pretty obvious to the feeblest feeb that the man-made fuckery of religious bureaucracy is the real target. Muggeridge, like a lot of late-convert Catholics, doesn't realise something that the church had sussed many years earlier: the best way to deflect satire is to pretend that the work is deeply religious at heart. (Obv it ain't)
― Looking for Mrs Nutbar (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 14 August 2011 16:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
Jones said at the end of the one of those clip show thingys - "It was't blasphemous, it was heretical..."
― Ned Trifle X, Sunday, 14 August 2011 16:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
Rather more than a clip show thingy actually. This was on the Beeb a couple of years ago.http://youtu.be/eC5rhnuMPz8
― Ned Trifle X, Sunday, 14 August 2011 16:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Inevitable stupid samba mix (chap), Sunday, 14 August 2011 18:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
The new movie then:
Terry Gilliam cast doubt on whether a reunion would ever be successfully achieved. "We all have our own careers now … the BBC put us on 10 years ago, and it was an hour of mediocrity … the work wasn't what it should be."
He means that Monty Python Night thing hosted by Eddie Izzard, I presume. He's right, the new sketches in that were pretty mediocre.
― DavidM, Friday, 27 January 2012 14:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
watching series four atm, move towards making each installment a more complete episode with a theme or two running through it works very well i think
― less of the same (darraghmac), Saturday, 24 March 2012 13:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
mm, where do you stand on 'The Cycling Tour' from Series 3? it's years since i saw it but i thought it worked pretty great; one long 30 minute sketch as it were. i think they put it into the 'failed experiment' box, or some of them did anyway as they never did that again.
― piscesx, Saturday, 24 March 2012 14:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
i think that was the first departure in that direction, yeah (tho 'ethel the frog' with spiny norman and the krays substitutes was probably close to it too). i didn't like that one iirc but i could revisit.
i think it maybe turned out a lot like one of palin's whatchoocallem tales?
― less of the same (darraghmac), Saturday, 24 March 2012 14:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
rippin yarns, that's the one
Palin & Jones wrote Cycling Tour, also wrote Ripping Yarns
― ┗|∵|┓ (sic), Saturday, 24 March 2012 23:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
only caught the ripping yarns last year, varying quality but not bad at all
― less of the same (darraghmac), Sunday, 25 March 2012 00:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
Cycling Tour is one of my favorite episodes.
― Marilyn Hagerty: the terroir of tiny town (Abbbottt), Sunday, 25 March 2012 16:28 (1 year ago) Permalink