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And Now for Something Completely Expected
by Jim Murchison
In the beginning there was Monty Python's Flying Circus. Now to say that the British comedy troop was the genesis of irreverent comedy on television would be unfair to the pioneering TV comics of the 50's, but certainly the film Monty Python and The Holy Grail is the source for the play Spamalot. The subtitle refers to it being “lovingly ripped off from the motion picture”. That is why it is a Monty Python work and not truly just an Eric Idle work although he has the sole credit for the book.
Runtime: approximately 2 Hours 20 minutes with one intermission