It is no secret that Monty Python is my favorite sketch comedy group of all time. As far as I’m concerned it’s not even close. Great cases can be made for the comedic output of others, such as The Royal Canadian Air Farce, The Frantics and The (Radio Free) Vestibules, not to mention The Dead Alewives, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore and Synaptic Anarchy Playhouse…but when you bring out the classics like Dead Parrot, The Argument Clinic and Crunchy Frog you pretty much leave the competition in the dust. This little gem is from the infamous (’cause I said so) Hollywood Bowl gig that the gang did back in…a while ago (god, I feel so old).
The timing is off but that’s to be expected at a live performance. The original four are in their glory here. I would love to have been at that show! The next time I do this piece I’ll have the one with Rowan Atkinson in it.