Monty Python's Flying Circus: An Utterly Complete, Thoroughly Unillustrated, Absolutely Unauthorized Guide to Possibly All the References (Hardback)
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Monty Python's Flying Circus: An Utterly Complete, Thoroughly Unillustrated, Absolutely Unauthorized Guide to Possibly All the References (Hardback)

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Hardback 576 Pages / Published: 13/06/2008
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Known for its outrageous humor, occasionally controversial content, and often silly spirit, Monty Python's Flying Circus poked fun at nearly everything. Indeed, many of the allusions and references in the program were routinely obscure, and therefore, not always understood or even noticed. This exhaustive reference identifies and explains the plethora of cultural, historical, and topical allusions of this landmark series. In this resource, virtually every allusion and reference that appeared in an episode is identified and explained. Organized chronologically by episode, each entry is listed alphabetically, indicates what sketch it appeared in, and is cross-referenced between episodes. Scholars and fans who already appreciate the silliness of the Pythons can also enjoy the acculturated know-it-all-ness of their heroes.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810861312
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 1796 g
Dimensions: 288 x 228 x 41 mm


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By assembling his massive guide to every TV episode of the seminal British cult favorite Monty Python's Flying Circus, Professor Darl Larsen gives casual admirers who only know the Pythons from the musical Spamalot or more famous sketches a much larger perspective....Blessed with an academic's attention to detail and a fan's enthusiasm for the troupe's comic achievements, Larsen hopes his comprehensive study will delight fans new and old. * Kirkus, September 2008 *
Monty Python enthusiasts will appreciate this companion to Monty Python's Flying Circus....Casual fans will enjoy browsing through the book. * Booklist, January 2009 *
Larsen is a devoted fan who exhaustively analyzes the series without ever obscuring its unique brand of humor....This one-of-a-kind homage to Monty Python, meticulously researched and well written throughout, deserves a place in all popular culture collections. * Library Journal, Starred Review, February 2009 *
Darl Larsen is well versed in his material.... Well documented and comprehensive, if not exhaustive, this is an informative and entertaining deconstruction of all things Flying Circus. * Salem Press *
This book provides not just a simple explanation of who the frequently referenced Reginald Maulding was, but also what made him such an attractive target for the show's humor....This book likely will interest libraries supporting television and popular culture studies. Recommended. * CHOICE, December 2008 *

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