Watch Monty Python: Almost The Truth

Monty Python: Almost The Truth is a documentary miniseries that first aired in 2009. The series looks at the cast of the comedy troupe Monty Python, which may be one of the most famous and iconic comedy teams of all time. The series looks at the families, early life, and the schooling of each one of the cast members. It also looks at how they got into comedy, and what their lives were like as members of Monty Python

Sundance Channel
1 Season, 6 Episodes
October 18, 2009
Documentary & Biography
8.1/10
Cast: Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam
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Monty Python: Almost The Truth Full Episode Guide

  • The Python gang fondly remembers their days gallivanting through Hollywood as they performed Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl. They describe the event as a huge party with the audience drinking, laughing and smoking naughty things. Palin even recounts going out into the audience for a skit and coming back on stage suddenly stoned for the first time! After the Python's tour of Hollywood, the gang, being offered a great deal of money, wrote their third and final movie, "The Meaning of Life". The film encompassed many sketches the gang had written and in true Monty Python fashion, they poorly tied them all into one narrative. It was 6 years later in 1989 that the Pythons truly saw the meaning of life when their sixth member, Graham Chapman, passed of cancer. The Pythons speak of the memorial service where they came together to celebrate Chapman's life. The remaining Pythons all discuss the new projects they are working on. In a sign of true loyalty, the Pythons all agree that the group, in honor of Chapman, will no longer collaborate together without their fallen friend. Comedians and celebrities discuss Monty Python's comedic impact and influence.

  • Join Monty Python members as they discuss BBC censorship, unwanted celebrity status, member Graham Chapman, Python controversy and Cleese's departure. Interviews with Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, and Eric Idle.

  • Catch up with The Pythons as they remember Monty Python's Flying Circus's early struggles turned extreme successes with sketches influencing generations to come. Interviews with John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Russell Brand, and Seth Green.

  • The birth of Monty Python. Join members as they tell the tale of how their lives and careers began Post-WWII to the culmination of Monty Python's Flying Circus. Interviews with Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, and Eric Idle.

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