Category: Monty Python

  • Mrs BJ Smegma
    Mrs BJ Smegma

    What’s your favourite comedy name? In my more formative years, I remember being told by someone whom I respected that the use of comedy names was the last resort of the desperate. This person of course, was very, very wrong. Re-watching Bottom, I’m appreciating some of the peripheral character names a great deal. Mr Sex,…

  • Monty Python’s Viewer Discretion
    Monty Python’s Viewer Discretion

    Here’s how MTV introduced that night’s episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. And here’s a specially filmed intro with Chapman and Jones for WTTW Channel 11 in Chicago.

  • Contemporaries Of The Summer Wine
    Contemporaries Of The Summer Wine

    Let’s have a quick look at what else was on the BBC channels the same night that the pilot for Last Of The Summer Wine aired – 4th January 1973. At 8 o’clock on BBC One, as part of the Comedy Playhouse, Roy Clarke introduced us to Compo, Clegg, and Blamire in The Last Of…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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