The complete scripts from the four Monty Python series, first shown on BBC television between 1969 and 1974, have been collected in two companion volumes.
Characters’ names, often not spoken, are given as in the original scripts, along with the names of the actual performer added on their first appearance in each sketch.
This first volume contains twenty-three classic episodes, featuring some of the most entertaining writing to have gone into television anywhere. The minister of silly walks, the dead parrot, banter in a cheese shop – here is every silly, satirical skit, every snide insult, every saucy aside.
If you haven’t yet memorized any of Monty Python’s scripts, here’s your chance. It’s difficult to read this book without breaking into a broken English accent — or at least without laughing aloud. Alarm luckless pedestrians as you gesticulate wildly with an halibut, learn how to determine whether a parrot is really dead or not…
“Nudge, nudge. Snap snap. Grin, grin, wink, wink, say no more”.