Talk:The Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkerchief

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Linking Problems[edit]

I've tried almost a dozen times now, and it seems to be impossible to link to this article. Either Wikipedia or Myspace seem to be changing the uppercase letters to lowercase in the URL, which leads the link to a "not found page". This is a problem, as this page needs to be linked worldwide immediately. What is the problem?

Not my section, but someone else's[edit]

It's nice to have an image, but could someone possibly dig up or scan in an image of the proper Gilliam-designed cover rather than the cheap'n'nasty replacement currently pictured? Bonalaw 09:42, 7 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Sorry, I thought that was the original. There's a small version of the original art on 8-track here if you want to use that. I haven't found a larger version yet, but I'll keep looking. --[[User:Brian0918|brian0918 talk]] 12:23, 7 Dec 2004 (UTC)
Actually, if you read here, that cover is the original (well, except that it had a square cut-out instead of an oval shape). The original art was underneath that. --[[User:Brian0918|brian0918 talk]] 12:26, 7 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Compact disc[edit]

Has this album been reissued on CD?

Yes. Available at all good record stores. --Bonalaw 17:25, 1 January 2006 (UTC)

I did do some research, only to find that the CD rerelease doesn't conatin the same trick recording the the LP had. "It is particularly noted for the fact that the original release on Charisma Records had two parallel grooves on side two, so that different material would be played depending on where the stylus was put down on the record's surface." Its unfortuante that the Red Book CD standard does not allow for this. Why can't they have CDs with two or more interlaced spiral tracks? Would it cause tracking problems, and/or is it due to Red Book's limited and inflexible metadata? Its surely not "Rocket science" to use digital technology to emulate this.

Actually, yeah, because of how CDs work, you can't do that. Sorry. It's not 'rocket science', you just don't understand how CDplayers work i guess. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:31, 9 September 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, a lack of a physical stylus on a CD player prevents anything like that. Crazydiamond1to9 04:59, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
Actually you would be surprised that the physics of CD would NOT realy prevent this. It would be of cause against the law (...this means the specification) and would likely impose difficulties not accounted for in the player. However the laser tracking would also functioning reasonably well when the neigbour groove would be an second spiral groove. Both spirals would contain their own tracks and subcodes. What would not work is the concept of the disc leadin containing a track table. All player need to jump to the first track after reading the leadin. But a jump on this theoretical dual grove disc would be unpredicable wether it's jumping into groove 1 or 2. So even while there can be two leadin versions in both groves it's unlikely that the jump ends up in the same groove, hence the leadin data would be useless. All jumping functions of the player would of cause also likely having all kinds of problems. However a disc risking this would very likely being considered defective by most customers (with my full understanding) and would impose a commercial risk for anybody attempting it in practice. As a simple proove of concept this disc would be a little to expensive to create. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:54, 6 April 2010 (UTC)


Should there be descriptions of the sketches on this album (summaries of their plots)? Especially sketches that do not appear on the TV show. George C 16:17, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Existence Of Actual Tie & Handkerchief[edit]

In the first paragraph , there is a claim that there was an actual matching tie & handkerchief , given out at menswear shops,as a promotional gimmick. Can anybody verify this? It's never been mentioned in any Python related books. ( Even when other promotional gimmicks have been mentioned. ). Is it possible someone isn't getting the joke? ( The inference being you've bought the fake,cardboard imagery of a tie & handkerchief,but gotten a "free" record with it! ). Not to say it couldn't have existed , but in 38 years of Python collecting , I've neither heard of it nor seen it. An image or reference point would be great. Harvey J Satan (talk) 23:29, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

A footnote to my own footnote - recently sighted on E-Bay - was a promotional t-shirt featuring the matching tie & handkerchief ( in their proper proximity when worn.). This shirt , though , also featured the words "Monty Python's Matching Tie & Handkerchief" , and a copyright for Arista Records. Making it , most likely , a U.S. promotional item. Harvey J Satan (talk) 20:25, 13 September 2014 (UTC)