Monty Python the best comedy ever? About as funny as a dead parrot
By CHRISTOPHER HART
The dead parrot sketch. The Spanish Inquisition. The Lumberjack Song. Not to mention those silly walks. Does this sound like the pinnacle of comedy greatness to you?
Well, apparently Monty Python is the most influential British comedy series of all time, according to viewers of satellite channel UKTV Gold. Some 4,000 voters have decreed it. So are they mad? Or do they just have a wacky and lovably surreal sense of humour?
These respondents praised the show for “revolutionising TV comedy by incorporating animation and doing away with traditional techniques such as punchlines”.