Thursday, July 30, 2009

Monty Python Channel

I was looking for the "Penguin on the Television" sketch and found out that Monty Python has a channel on YouTube. Here's what they wrote on it:
For 3 years you YouTubers have been ripping us off, taking tens of thousands of our videos and putting them on YouTube. Now the tables are turned. It's time for us to take matters into our own hands.

We know who you are, we know where you live and we could come after you in ways too horrible to tell. But being the extraordinarily nice chaps we are, we've figured a better way to get our own back: We've launched our own Monty Python channel on YouTube.

No more of those crap quality videos you've been posting. We're giving you the real thing - HQ videos delivered straight from our vault.

What's more, we're taking our most viewed clips and uploading brand new HQ versions. And what's even more, we're letting you see absolutely everything for free. So there!

But we want something in return.

None of your driveling, mindless comments. Instead, we want you to click on the links, buy our movies & TV shows and soften our pain and disgust at being ripped off all these years.
Apparently it's working because Monty Python’s DVDs climbed to No. 2 on Amazon’s Movies & TV bestsellers list, with increased sales of 23,000%.

Btw, they have been around as long as my son has and celebrate their 40th reunion this year. He'll be 40 in September, and we memorized the Penguin/TV sketch when he was a teenager and can still perform it. Be warned! Aha! Now we need to teach it and others to Brendan!

In 1969, Monty Python debuted on BBC with six members: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin.


frogponder said...

Mine brother also has vast amts. memorized. :-))

Beth said...

How funny that you posted this today...we just watched two episodes last night! I do indeed own the entire DVD set of the show, and it still cracks me up!

Berry Blog said...

I have countless students who know whole scenes by heart. they also recall that Dungeons and Dragons came in at about that time...another obsession they had.

Joy said...

Oh, yeah. I have lots of Monty Python and the Holy Grail memorized. They are still funny after all these years!

#Debi said...

"Come and see the violence inherent in the system. Help! Help! I'm being repressed!" Nothing compares to Monty Python...