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
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. ^ "1995 Codie Awards Winners". Software & Information Industry Association. Archived from the original on 26 October 2007. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
  2. ^ "MacUser's 1996 Top 50 CD-ROMs". December 1996. Entertainment and Leisure. Archived from the original on 5 June 2000. Retrieved 7 April 2020.

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