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Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:46 am

Roy Orbison was an even bigger fan of Monty Python; it has been said that Roy knew many of the sketches from memory.

Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:57 am

mike edwards66 wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:For those who don't know, the comedy group Monty Python are rightly regarded as "the Beatles of Comedy."

Also for those who don't know, over here in Blighty, whilst Python does have it's followers, most of us, find them about as funny, as a fire in an orphanage.



Bollocks,and for that remark I f art in your general direction.


Norrie


had to put a space between the f and a because if you type F*A*R*T it submits as Fool.The mods mothers are Hamsters and their fathers smell of elderberries !
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Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:59 am

Revelator wrote:Is that why tickets for Monty Python's reunion show on July 1st sold-out in 43 seconds?

Imagine how quickly Elvis tickets would have sold out if he'd ever played a concert in the UK...

Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:12 am

NumberEight wrote:
Revelator wrote:Is that why tickets for Monty Python's reunion show on July 1st sold-out in 43 seconds?

Imagine how quickly Elvis tickets would have sold out if he'd ever played a concert in the UK...


Maybe Python could have took Jackie Kahanes place as the opening comedy act.

Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:15 am

norrie wrote:
NumberEight wrote:
Revelator wrote:Is that why tickets for Monty Python's reunion show on July 1st sold-out in 43 seconds?

Imagine how quickly Elvis tickets would have sold out if he'd ever played a concert in the UK...


Maybe Python could have took Jackie Kahanes place as the opening comedy act.



Heaven, I'd be in heaven :D :D :D

Elvis and Monty Python..............ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:21 am

mike edwards66 wrote:Also for those who don't know, over here in Blighty, whilst Python does have it's followers, most of us, find them about as funny, as a fire in an orphanage.

norrie wrote:Bollocks,and for that remark I f art in your general direction.

It's true buddy, Python's main demographic is Geeks.

Revelator wrote:Is that why tickets for Monty Python's reunion show on July 1st sold-out in 43 seconds?

Geeks with computers.

Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:25 am

norrie wrote:
mike edwards66 wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:For those who don't know, the comedy group Monty Python are rightly regarded as "the Beatles of Comedy."

Also for those who don't know, over here in Blighty, whilst Python does have it's followers, most of us, find them about as funny, as a fire in an orphanage.



Bollocks,and for that remark I f art in your general direction.


Norrie


had to put a space between the f and a because if you type F*A*R*T it submits as Fool.The mods mothers are Hamsters and their fathers smell of elderberries !



Agreed. Monty Python (and each of the individual members) is and are rightly revered here in the UK. To be fair there is quite a lot of weakre material throughout the four series (as they themselves have admitted) but in general both the writing and the performances are wonderful, were groundbreaking in their day and continue to be highly influential today. Not sure how much the upcoming live shows will add to the legacy but fair play to them for making the effort (albeit for mostly financial reasons). Oh and as far as their cinematic output goes I consider Life of Brian to be one of the funniest and well observed comedy films of all time. I wonder if Elvis would have enjoyed it as much as their other work considering his strong religious beliefs. I like to think he would have gotten the joke unlike a lot of Christians at the time who rushed to the wrong judgement back when the film came out. :facep:

"Son, you have an OB-lique sense of humor" - Elvis to Steve Martin, Las Vegas, 1972

Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:32 am

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Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:33 am

Mike Edwards wrote,
It's true buddy, Python's main demographic is Geeks.


Hey Elvis was no Geek Just a very naughty boy.


norrie
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Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:35 am

mike edwards66 wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:For those who don't know, the comedy group Monty Python are rightly regarded as "the Beatles of Comedy."


Also for those who don't know, over here in Blighty, whilst Python does have it's [sic] followers, most of us, [sic] find them about as funny, [sic] as a fire in an orphanage.


Speaking of orphanages, how about you enjoy your deep love of lower-shelf ballads like "Life" and "My Boy," and we'll be content to revel in the timeless, innovative and hilarious genius of Monty Python.



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norrie wrote:
mike edwards66 wrote:It's true buddy, Python's main demographic is Geeks.


Hey Elvis was no Geek!


Bingo!


(He's just winding everyone up anyway)
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Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:39 am

mike edwards66 wrote:
mike edwards66 wrote:Also for those who don't know, over here in Blighty, whilst Python does have it's followers, most of us, find them about as funny, as a fire in an orphanage.

norrie wrote:Bollocks,and for that remark I f art in your general direction.

It's true buddy, Python's main demographic is Geeks.

Revelator wrote:Is that why tickets for Monty Python's reunion show on July 1st sold-out in 43 seconds?

Geeks with computers.



Blahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Now I'm a Geek and old (as I'm female and on FECC), lol, :D

You are not Bruce!

:smt003 :smt003 :smt003

Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:40 am

norrie wrote:Mike Edwards wrote,
It's true buddy, Python's main demographic is Geeks.


Hey Elvis was no Geek Just a very naughty boy.


norrie



A very naughty boy :D
::rocks

He was definitely a Bruce :D :D :D :D

Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:07 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
mike edwards66 wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:For those who don't know, the comedy group Monty Python are rightly regarded as "the Beatles of Comedy."


Also for those who don't know, over here in Blighty, whilst Python does have it's [sic] followers, most of us, [sic] find them about as funny, [sic] as a fire in an orphanage.

First of all, over here in Blighty (where it counts), "Python" is often used in the singular, so no [sic] is required buddy. But as always, many, many thanks for undertaking the girlie-man activity of checking my posts. Life in the fast lane, huh.

drjohncarpenter wrote:(He's just winding everyone up anyway)

It's what I do, but Python is still not funny, except to geeks. :wink:

Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:17 am

Rule Number 6 - THERE IS NO RULE 6!

Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:23 am

elvisjock wrote:Rule Number 6 - THERE IS NO RULE 6!



Wonderful wavelength, Bruce :D

We need to bring in Rule 4 :D

Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:54 am

I think someone here is looking for an argument. :D

Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:25 am

stevelecher wrote:I think someone here is looking for an argument. :D


That's the next room !

Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:07 am

Looks like a penguin.

Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:16 am

charro1971 wrote:Roy Orbison was an even bigger fan of Monty Python; it has been said that Roy knew many of the sketches from memory.


I do wonder if Elvis and Roy ever discussed Monty Python with each other. Roy was said to recite Python sketches during the recordings sessions for The Traveling Wilburys as told in this BBC documentary starting at the 1:00 minute mark:

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Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:14 am

I believe series 1 of 'fawlty towers' was first shown in the USA after Elvis died. :| in 1977+1978

Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:54 am

mike edwards66 wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
mike edwards66 wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:For those who don't know, the comedy group Monty Python are rightly regarded as "the Beatles of Comedy."


Also for those who don't know, over here in Blighty, whilst Python does have it's [sic] followers, most of us, [sic] find them about as funny, [sic] as a fire in an orphanage.

First of all, over here in Blighty (where it counts), "Python" is often used in the singular, so no [sic] is required buddy. But as always, many, many thanks for undertaking the girlie-man activity of checking my posts. Life in the fast lane, huh.

drjohncarpenter wrote:(He's just winding everyone up anyway)

It's what I do, but Python is still not funny, except to geeks. :wink:



Count me as a geek then as I love Python humour and appreciate that Elvis also enjoyed them

Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:18 am

Yeah, Rick, another Bruce :D

:smt006 :smt006 :smt006

Now, time for elevenses :D

Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:35 am

You guy'll enjoy most of this:

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Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:56 am

Thanks for the video! Jerry's memory seems to be acting up a little. John Cleese was never into rock'n'roll, so his reaction isn't surprising. According to what Eric Idle added, the sketch Elvis had Linda recite was not "Gumby Brain Specialist" but rather "New Brain from Curry's," which does indeed refer to "Mr. Presley" around the 3:27 mark. It's not one of the better Python sketches, but Elvis must have been amused by the reference:
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Also, I recall that Michael Palin listed "You're a Heartbreaker" as one of his Desert Island Discs, while Terry Gilliam picked "Heartbreak Hotel."

Re: Elvis and Monty Python

Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:58 am

YDKM wrote:I believe series 1 of 'fawlty towers' was first shown in the USA after Elvis died. :| in 1977+1978


No, the 1975 BBC edition of "Fawlty Towers," which got aired on Canada's CBC Network in the summer of 1976, debuted on U.S. public TV in the summer of 1977. In Pittsburgh, it first aired on Sunday, June 5, 1977:


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Pittsburgh Press - Thursday, June 2, 1977


So, if Memphis' public TV followed suit, Elvis may have enjoyed this classic that fateful summer.
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