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Monty Python's Flying Circus Personal Bests is a six-part series that showcases the achievements of each member of the iconic British comedy troupe. Members Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and John Cleese selected favorite sketches that they wrote or starred in from the comedy series as well as films, and then collaborated on selecting scenes for the late Graham Chapman. The troupe's most popular sketches appear in this series, some in more than one episode, and include the iconic "Lumberjack Song," a pseudo documentary about fish slapping and "The Princess With The Wooden Teeth."

Monty Python's Flying Circus - Personal Bests is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on February 22, 2006.

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1 Season, 6 Episodes
February 22, 2006
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Monty Python's Flying Circus - Personal Bests Full Episode Guide

  • Jones reveals that he was the true creative genius behind Monty Python""and that, in fact, he wrote all the shows himself. His best bits include Bishop, News for Parrots, Bicycle Repair Man, and Spanish Inquisition.

  • Michael Palin takes a look at one of Britain's most popular leisure pursuits: fish-slapping. In possibly the first in-depth documentary on this piscine subject, he examines method, technique, and equipment. In between are some of his favorite sketches from Monty Python's Flying Circus, including Cheese Shop, Blackmail, and Piranha Brothers.

  • In a reversal of the usual Flying Circus formula, live-action segments serve as bridges between surreal cartoons featuring killer cars, sprouting hands, and dancing teeth.

  • John Cleese hosts educational segments from Monty Python's Flying Circus that demonstrate how to defend yourself against fresh fruit, perform brain surgery Gumby-style, and fly. For music lovers, there's an exploding version of the "Blue Danube."

  • In a comprehensive tribute written by the 5 other members of the incomparable Monty Python's Flying Circus, this program inglucdes the sketches that they believe Chapman would have called his very favorites. Of course, they could be wrong.