Monty Python's Flying Circus: An Utterly Complete, Thoroughly Unillustrated, Absolutely Unauthorized Guide to Possibly All the References: Episodes 27-45

Monty Python's Flying Circus: An Utterly Complete, Thoroughly Unillustrated, Absolutely Unauthorized Guide to Possibly All the References: Episodes 27-45

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Paperback, Natl Book Network, 2013, ISBN13 9781589798076, ISBN10 1589798074
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Identifies the myriad cultural, historical, and topical allusions, symbolisms, names, peoples, and places from the notable series.

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Identifies the myriad cultural, historical, and topical allusions, symbolisms, names, peoples, and places from the notable series.

In 1969, the BBC aired the first episode of a new comedy series titled Monty Python's Flying Circus, and the rest, as they say, is history. An instant success, the show ran until 1974, producing a total of 45 episodes. Despite the show's very English humor and allusions to many things British, the series developed a cult following outside the United Kingdom, particularly in the United States. Known for its outrageous humor, occasionally controversial content, and often silly spirit, Monty Python's Flying Circus poked fun at nearly all institutions domestic or foreign, grand or intimate, sacred or not. Indeed, many of the allusions and references in the program were uniquely British and routinely obscure, and therefore not always understood or even noticed outside the British Isles. This exhaustive reference identifies and explains the plethora of cultural, historical, and topical allusions of this landmark series. In this volume, virtually every allusion and reference that appeared in episodes from the last two seasons whether stated by a character, depicted in the mise-en-scene, or mentioned in the printed scripts is identified and explained. Organized chronologically by episode, each entry is listed alphabetically, indicates what sketch it appeared in, and is cross-referenced between episodes. Entries cover literary and metaphoric allusions, symbolisms, names, peoples, and places as well as myriad social, cultural, and historical elements (photos, songs, slogans, caricatures) that populate and inform these episodes. See volume 1 for the first and second seasons (episodes 1 26). Volume 2 Entries Include: . Umbonga's hostile opening . Third Parachute Brigade Amateur Dramatic Society .Scun . On the Dad's Liver Bachelors at Large .HRH The Dummy Princess Margaret . Trim-Jeans Theatre . Fraud Film Squad .Up Your Pavement . Buying an Ant ."Nude Organist"

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Number of Pages: 293
Original Languages: English
Author: Larsen, Darl
Volume Capacity: 2
Publisher: Natl Book Network
ISBN-13: 9781589798076
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 8.50 x 11.00 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 1589798074
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