Monty Python's Flying Circus: Just the Words

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Monty Python's Flying Circus: Just the Words
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Covers of Monty Python's Flying Circus: Just the Words Volumes 1 & 2 hardback, 1989.
Editor Roger Wilmut
Author Graham Chapman
John Cleese
Terry Gilliam
Eric Idle
Terry Jones
Michael Palin
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Humour
Publisher Methuen
Publication date
5 October 1989
Published in English
Print (hardcover)
ISBN 0-413-62540-0
Preceded by Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Followed by The Fairly Incomplete & Rather Badly Illustrated Monty Python Song Book

Monty Python's Flying Circus: Just the Words is a two volume collection of the scripts for the TV series Monty Python's Flying Circus, published in 1989 on the 20th anniversary of the broadcast of the first episode.[1] Volume 1 features the first 23 episodes, with Volume 2 containing the remaining 22. The books were edited by Roger Wilmut, who transcribed the dialogue from the original programmes, although the animation sequences are not included. Both volumes contain black and white stills taken from videotapes of the series. The books were reissued in paperback as one volume.

Contents[edit]

Volume 1[edit]

  • 1.1 "Whither Canada?"
  • 1.2 "Sex and Violence"
  • 1.3 "How to Recognize Different Types of Trees From Quite a Long Way Away"
  • 1.4 "Owl-Stretching Time"
  • 1.5 "Man's Crisis of Identity in the Latter Half of the Twentieth Century"
  • 1.6 "It's the Arts"
  • 1.7 "You're No Fun Any More"
  • 1.8 "Full Frontal Nudity"
  • 1.9 "The Ant, an Introduction"
  • 1.10 "Untitled"
  • 1.11 "The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Goes to the Bathroom"
  • 1.12 "The Naked Ant"
  • 1.13 "Intermission"
  • 2.1 "Face the Press"
  • 2.2 "The Spanish Inquisition"
  • 2.3 "Déjà Vu"
  • 2.4 "The Buzz Aldrin Show"
  • 2.5 "Live from the Grill-O-Mat"
  • 2.6 "It's a Living"
  • 2.7 "The Attila the Hun Show"
  • 2.8 "Archaeology Today"
  • 2.9 "How to Recognize Different Parts of the Body"
  • 2.10 "Scott of the Antarctic"
  • Appendix: transmission details
  • Index of sketches

Volume 2[edit]

  • 2.11 "How Not to Be Seen"
  • 2.12 "Spam"
  • 2.13 "Royal Episode 13"
  • 3.1 "Whicker's World"
  • 3.2 "Mr. and Mrs. Brian Norris's Ford Popular"
  • 3.3 "The Money Programme"
  • 3.4 "Blood, Devastation, Death, War and Horror"
  • 3.5 "The All-England Summarize Proust Competition"
  • 3.6 "The War Against Pornography"
  • 3.7 "Salad Days"
  • 3.8 "The Cycling Tour"
  • 3.9 "The Nude Organist"
  • 3.10 "E. Henry Thripshaw's Disease"
  • 3.11 "Dennis Moore"
  • 3.12 "A Book at Bedtime"
  • 3.13 "Grandstand"
  • 4.1 "The Golden Age of Ballooning"
  • 4.2 "Michael Ellis"
  • 4.3 "Light Entertainment War"
  • 4.4 "Hamlet"
  • 4.5 "Mr. Neutron"
  • 4.6 "Party Political Broadcast"
  • Appendix: transmission details
  • Index of sketches

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