Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time

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Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time
Developer(s) 7th Level
Publisher(s) 7th Level
Designer(s) Monty Python
Platform(s) Mac System 7, DOS, Windows
Release 1994
Genre(s) Software toy
Mode(s) Single player

Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time is a collection of minigames, screen savers, desktop wallpaper and icons for Mac OS System 7, DOS and Windows released in 1994 by 7th Level, Inc.

Development and release[edit]

The content is drawn primarily from the Monty Python's Flying Circus TV series. It also features specially-written and recorded interstitial and linking material created by Terry Gilliam, other Pythons, and Secret Policeman's Ball producer Martin Lewis. Overall producer was 7th Level co-founder Bob Ezrin.

The CD-ROM was named after a line in Life of Brian, in which the People's Front of Judea criticize their own unusually bureaucratic style, with a series of comments culminating in "This is a complete waste of time!".

The game contains a hidden trivia game/maze in the Loonitorium. When the game was first released, the completion of the secret game before a certain date made one eligible for a prize draw.


It was one of the largest-selling computer-retail software products during the Christmas/holiday gift season in 1994.[citation needed]

In 1995, it won the CODiE Award for "Best Strategy Program" from the Software Publishers Association.[1]

MacUser named Complete Waste of Time one of 1996's top 50 CD-ROMs, and gave it a score of 4.5 out of 5.[2]


  1. ^ # Best Strategy Program # Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time, 7th Level, Inc. Archived 13 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine., CONSUMER SOFTWARE AWARDS,1995 Codie Awards Winners – Software & Information Industry Association. Archived Version
  2. ^ The Editors of MacUser (December 1996). "MacUser's 1996 Top 50 CD-ROMs". Entertainment and Leisure. Archived from the original on June 5, 2000.

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