Monday, October 19, 2009

Monty Python Celebrates 40 Years

A bunch of heroes of mine. I did a college thesis on the comedic antics of the Pythons. Sorrily, when Graham Chapman died, it seemed to take the wind out of their sails. Idle keeps the name alive with some of his projects, but the others seem to have settled down to somewhat quieter existences. I didn't post a picture from their IFC shindig last night because I want to remember them as young-ish, vibrant comics at the top of their game. They re-wrote sketch comedy and redefined television as a medium. In these dark, turbulent times I wish we had comedy stars that burned at half the Python's wattage - it'd be a better world.
John, Eric, Terry G., Terry J., Michael and Graham. Thank you so much for the laughs, they'll echo through eternity.

No comments: