About the Series

Genre: British Surreal Comedy Series
Series: 4
Episodes: 46
First Transmission: 1969-1974
Channel: BBC

Monty Python’s Flying Circus was created by the Monty Python Comedy group, the members of which are shown below.

The series stands out for its use of surreal and absurd situations, mixed with risqué and innuendo-laden humour, sight gags and observational sketches without punchlines. These sketches are considered to be years ahead of their time when first broadcast. Live action segments were broken up with animations by group member Terry Gilliam, often merging with the live action to form segues.

Graham Chapman
John Cleese
Eric Idle
Terry Jones
Michael Palin
Terry Gilliam


Best Episode (S2 Ep2 )

The Spanish Inquisition – An offbeat look at the Spanish Inquisition; an unconventional version of “Wuthering Heights.” Also: a jury plays charades while delivering its verdict; a man attempts to find one nontaxable pleasure.

22 September 1970

Imdb Score [9.1]



Worst Episode ( S4 Ep1 )

The Golden Age of Ballooning – The Montgolfier brothers prepare for the first balloon flight.

31 October 1974

Imdb Score – [7.5]