Wednesday, January 02, 2013

And now for something completely different 

The Atlantic has an article about Monty Python as The Beatles of Comedy:
It’s a pity that the word irreverent has lost its weight, so that it’s come to seem a mere synonym for cheeky. The Pythons were irreverent in the deepest sense. They had automatic respect for nothing. Everything was fit matter for comedy: religion, national differences, cannibalism, Hitler, torture, death, crucifixion. They created a parallel world in which nothing was serious. They were like boys: they not only weren’t afraid; they didn’t know they should be afraid.

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By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:49 pm  

But Python weren't really the Beatles of comedy. That was The Firesign Theatre. :)

By Blogger Elayne, at 3:09 pm  

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