Funny Money?

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Monty Python’s Financial Obligation Reunion

Is money the root of (mostly) all show business reunions?  Probably. The Monty Python troupe makes no secret of the fact that financial need is a major force behind the current re-enactment of their greatest hits:  Monty Python Live (mostly)The last show will be broadcast live in some local theaters on July 20. 

Monty Python's Flying Circus is part of the cultural memory of my generation.  It really was “something completely different” for (mostly) all of us. We didn't see the shows that influenced them, such as The Goon Show or Beyond the Fringe, until much later.  Even after forty-five years of hits and misses, The Pythons continue to exert their own influence, and rightfully so. Their very large footprint can be found all over the library.  In the television shows, the movies, the music, and the books. Books by and about the group and its members.  I don’t begrudge them the money, just as long as it is still funny. 

  • So Anyway, the long-awaited memoir by the minister of funny walks himself, John Cleese,will be published in November. 
  • Terry Gilliam's memoir is slated for release in February 2015.
  • Monty Python at Work by Michael Palin will arrive in September.  It is an updated version of his Michael Palin Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years.