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Monty Python's Flying Circus (aka Flying Circus or MPFC, known during the fourth season as Monty Python) was the popular BBC sketch comedy show from Monty Python.

The first episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus was recorded September 7, 1969, and broadcast on October 5 of the same year on BBC One - not BBC Two as is often erroneously stated, possibly because the latter is a more 'niche' channel that would have seemed a more natural home for the programme.

The shows often targeted the idiosyncrasies of British life (especially professionals), and was at times politically charged. The members of Monty Python were highly educated (Oxford and Cambridge graduates), and their comedy was often pointedly intellectual with numerous references to philosophers and literary figures. It followed and elaborated upon the style initially used by Spike Milligan in his series Q5, rather than the traditional sketch show format. The Monty Python team intended the style to be uncategorisable, and succeeded so completely that the adjective Pythonesque had to be created to categorise it and later material like it.

Show Description Credit: Wikipedia
> Airing History & Information 
Last Airing Dec 05, 1974
Premiere October 5, 1969
Episodes 45
Network BBC
Format/Time Color / 30 Minutes
Country United States
Upcoming Airs Not currently airing
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PBS to air Monty Python specials
(Posted July 14, 2005 by Leah Yoakum)

LOS ANGELES - PBS will be the home for six new Monty Python specials this spring. Each special will focus on a member of the British comedy troupe, mixing new footage with clips from Python movies ... [More Information]

Source: MSNBC

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