Movies and TV shows like Monty Python's Flying Circus

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Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)
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Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows were composed of surreality, risqué or innuendo-laden humour, sight gags and observational sketches without punchlines. It also featured animations by Terry Gilliam, often sequenced or merged with live action. The first episode was recorded on 7 September and broadcast on 5 October 1969 on BBC One, with 45 episodes airing over four series from 1969 to 1974, plus two episodes for German TV. The show often targets the idiosyncrasies of British life, especially that of professionals, and is at times politically charged. The members of Monty Python were highly educated. Terry Jones and Michael Palin are Oxford University graduates; Eric Idle, John Cleese, and Graham Chapman attended Cambridge University; and American-born member Terry Gilliam is an Occidental College graduate. Their comedy is often pointedly intellectual, with numerous erudite references to philosophers and literary figures. The series followed and elaborated upon the style used by Spike Milligan in his ground breaking series Q5, rather than the traditional sketch show format. The team intended their humour to be impossible to categorise, and succeeded so completely that the adjective "Pythonesque" was invented to define it and, later, similar material.
Style: surreal, biting, humorous, clever, suspense, odd, witty, mad, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: satire, insanity, weirdo, stupidity, monty python, cross dressing, crossdressing, rock, family relations, accountant, artists and showbiz, cult, reporter, society, chaos and mayhem, mishap, chaos, dimwit, disorder, nothing goes right, impersonating, fish out of water, workplace, showbiz, goofy hero ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe

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A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A Bit of Fry & Laurie is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring former Cambridge Footlights members Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, broadcast on both BBC1 and BBC2 between 1989 and 1995. It ran for four series and ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
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Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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The Benny Hill Show (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: The Benny Hill Show is a British comedy television show that starred Benny Hill and aired in various incarnations between 15 January 1955 and 30 May 1991 in over 140 countries. The show focused on sketches that were full of slapstick, mime, parody, ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 25 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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Style: parody, witty, humorous, realistic, not serious
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And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
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Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: parody, surreal, humorous, witty, clever ...
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At Last the 1948 Show (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: At Last the 1948 Show is a satirical TV show made by David Frost's company, Paradine Productions, in association with Rediffusion London. Transmitted on Britain's ITV network during 1967 and 1968, it brought Cambridge Footlights humour to ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, witty, surreal, not serious ...
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Genre: Comedy, Musical
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Duration: 107 min.
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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