A spoof of British political-party broadcasts includes the finals of "the worst family in Britain" contest, a violent cricket match and a housewife who revolutionized beekeeping.
The search for Mr. Neutron, who plans to dominate the world, stretches from a London suburb to the Yukon, and results in the destruction of earthly civilization.
Hamlet undergoes psychoanalysis; eight Queen Victorias compete in the Queen Victoria handicap race; a boxing contender gets his head knocked off.
A parody of war includes the invasion of Norway by tutu-clad commandos and a plea to the public to treat the war seriously.
A shopper tries to determine the identity of a man being paged in a bizarre department store; a poetry reading is disrupted by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
The Montgolfier brothers prepare for the first balloon flight. Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam.
Oscar Wilde, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, George Bernard Shaw and the future Edward VII exchange epigrams at an evening party; mechanical brain surgery fails to dramatically affect a woman's mentality.
A political-party broadcast is choreographed; the panel game "Spot the Looney" precedes Sir Walter Scott's comments on conservation; the Queen's Kami Kaye Highlanders interrupt an oral presentation of a bedtime story.
A highwayman steals "lupins" from the rich and tries to give them to the poor. Also: the first episode in a tatty, tedious 18th-century serial is brought to a screeching halt; peasants clamor for Titian paintings and Venetian glass.
A police investigator is mistaken for Sir Philip Sidney in a Tudor-period job agency, which actually deals in pornography; King Solomon judges the case of a stray bee; a panel of dead people debates the question "Is There a Life After Death?"
A housing project induced by hypnosis stands---as long as the tenants believe in it. Also: highlights of the Olympic Hide-and-Seek finals; suggestions for improving bullfighting, such as the use of radar.
The travels of "Mr. Gulliver," a chameleonic Cornish gentleman who assumes such varied identities as Leon Trotsky and Eartha Kitt. Other segments include bingo at the Chinese British Consul.
A climbing expedition negotiates a hazardous London road; an attempt is made to determine whether an urban dwelling is a house or a lifeboat. Also: a mouse's quest for cheese, which leads to the production of a Western called "Rogue Cheddar."
Surgical tools applied to a mildly anesthetized patient include a power drill and a mallet; a TV program features a lecture on gastropods, highlighted by the visit of a whelk.
Contestants in "The All-England Summarize Proust Competition" are judged in swimsuit and evening-gown categories; an irate customer confronts his travel agent. Also: an expedition to Mount Everest, made by an international group of hairstylists.
A program called "Blood, Devastation, Death, War and Horror," featuring a man who speaks exclusively in anagrams; a timorous TV announcer, before and after he undergoes psychiatric treatment; the employment of "pantomime horses."
Hamlet sees a psychiatrist.
The race to see who will be named Upper Class Twit of the Year.
Mr. Bevis gets romantic.
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Season 1 clip - starring John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam. Directed by Ian MacNaughton.
Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Attila The Hun Show clip - starring John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam. Directed by Ian MacNaughton.
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Grandstand clip - starring John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam. Directed by Ian MacNaughton.
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Whither Canada clip - starring John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam. Directed by Ian MacNaughton.
WWI flying ace Biggles dictates a letter.
The classic Dead Parrot sketch.
Nobody expects The Spanish Inquisition!
Eric Idle and Terry Jones in the classic "Nudge, Nudge" sketch.
The Montgolfier Brothers get ready to fly their balloon.