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The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus: All the Words, Vol. 2

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The complete scripts from the four Monty Python series, first shown on BBC television between 1969 and 1974, have been collected in two companion volumes.

Characters' names, often not spoken, are given as in the original scripts, along with the names of the actual performer added on their first appearance in each sketch.

Thissecond volume contains twenty-two classic episodes
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 12th 1989 by Pantheon (first published 1989)
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Ian Wood
‘Just the Words’ is the title for the collected scripts from the three series of ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’ and a further fourth series called simply ‘Monty Python’. These sketches were written and performed by various combinations of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry ones and Michael Palin and they changed the face of comedy on British TV.

The sketches do vary in quality and although some of them miss the mark as is inevitable in ground breaking stuff, the majority
David Bury
found the back to back copy of Vol 1 & 2 that I bought a long time ago. You can just open to a random page a pretty much get a laugh......
David Ward
The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus: All the Words, Vol. 2 by Graham Chapman (Pantheon Books 1989)(791.45+/-) is just exactly what it says: an exact transcription of the second half of the collected television shows. With the exception of "The Argument Clinic" sketch from the twenty-ninth episode, the Pythons' best work on the show is contained in "TCMPFC:ATW Vol. 1." Still, their particular brand of looniness is timeless as evidenced by the fact that this work won the "1989 Python Prize ...more
fantastic companion for the tv series, especially since it's hard to get what they're saying half the time ;). nice to flip through, but you've definately got to have seen the show, as the inflection and tone of voice are often what make the skits so funny in the first place. index is complete, describing each one of the skits within the show, so as long as you know the general description of the skit and have an idea of what episode number it was in, you'll have no trouble finding what you're l ...more
Another 10 star performance from the Flying Circus!
I got these two volumes back in high school, and being before things like YouTube, on demand viewing, and even DVD, it was the only way to "see" the entire series in order. Sure, there were showings on PBS and even MTV if I remember correctly, but when you wanted it on demand you couldn't go wrong with a book containing every script from every episode.
By the time they were all released on DVD, I was already familiar with every sketch.
I originally read these books back in high school and loved them-just reread them and laughed so hard! In some ways reading these scripts were better for me than watching the shows initially because trying to follow the quick humor and the accents can get overwhelming. However, if you've read the script and know what's coming, you can relax and enjoy the expressions and etc.
Volume 2 is equally delicious.

I highly recommend reading these out loud with friends. In fact, I would even go so far as to recommend translating them into French and performing them for that special project your high school teacher assigns. Share the Python love in any way that you can.
Richard Thomas
Just funny. The sketches can be visualised from the printed word.
David Saslav
Sep 03, 2007 David Saslav rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone with a sense of humor
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Page for page, the two books which produce the most laughter from my vocal cords in the English language. Regardless of whether you've watched the TV shows from which they have been drawn. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, read on!
Iain Watson
The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus : All the Words, Volume 2 by Monty Python (1989)
Ah, it's just the Canadian/Brit version of "All the Words" Volumes 1 and 2.
Part two. Excellent until the end - their last season sucked.
Volume 2 of all the TV episode scripts. A python fan must.
It takes a lot to beat vintage Python. They are the best.
Better be big fan of Python.
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Graham Chapman was an English comedian, actor, writer, physician and one of the six members of the Monty Python comedy troupe. He was also the lead actor in their two narrative films, playing King Arthur in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the title character in Monty Python's Life of Brian.
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