Monty Python's Big Red Book

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Cover of Monty Python's Big Red Book

Monty Python's Big Red Book is a humour book comprising mostly material derived and reworked from the first two series of the Monty Python's Flying Circus BBC television series. It was first published in 1971 by Methuen Publishing Ltd.

It is available in both hardcover and paperback editions. It was published in the United States in 1975 by Warner Books.

As well as the comedy content, the title itself is a humorous reference to Mao's "Little Red Book" — and despite the title, the book has a blue cover. To add to the confusion, the credits page refers to it as Monty Python's Big Brown Book.

It was mentioned in the BBC series Doctor Who, in the 2008 episode "Silence in the Library".