With the Pythons set to re-unite for a series of must-see live performances in the UK this summer, what better a time to look back at the funniest and most intelligent comedy moments from their films?
With four releases, including the superlative The Life Of Brian and The Holy Grail, the Python filmography is packed with the kind of moments that make buying tickets to see Monty Python at all costs a no-brainer.
So without further ado, here are the greatest moments in Monty Python film history…
7. Mr Creosote
Long before American Pie introduced us to pubic hairy wedding cake and sex pie, and the Wayans brothers were making spoofs of spoofs of spoof movies, Monty Python did gross out comedy with far more intellect and nuance than any since. And the morbidly obese Mr Creoste from The Meaning Of Life also offered a smart commentary on capitalism and excess, if you really want to pick away at his fatty surface.
This article was first posted on January 7, 2014