Legit Monty Python becoming available online

In another victory for the internet at large, Monty Python has launched a YouTube channel – providing free access to an increasing number of their videos at reasonably high quality.

For the uninitiated, and those seeking to rekindle their appreciation for all things Python – I offer a few viewing suggestions:

They will be using the channel to try and sell DVDs of their films and television episodes, but that seems very fair.

I look forward to when some of my other favourite sketches become available, such as the Cheese Shop sketch, the ROMANES EUNT DOMUS segment from The Life of Brian, the Crunchy Frog sketch, ‘I Wish to Report a Burglary,’ and the ‘I’d Like to Get Married’ sketch.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

7 thoughts on “Legit Monty Python becoming available online”

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  2. I’m looking forward to their lesser-known sketches, such as:


    and “Oh hello, I’m Mr. Smokestoomuch”
    “Better cut down, then?”
    “I beg your pardon?”

  3. In the introductory video for the official YouTube channel, John Cleese describes how the intent is to make everything available in a sorted, high-quality way. Hopefully, that will come to pass relatively quickly.

    The fact that they don’t seem to be working to force the older, illegitimate videos offline suggests that they are willing to tolerate them until they themselves can provide something better – a rather fair position, if sustained.

  4. Thanks for this Milan. Just watched the Argument sketch… brings back a lot of memories. I had to bookmark this post!

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