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Monty Python (sometimes known as The Pythons) was a British comedy group that created the influential Monty Python's Flying Circus, a British television comedy sketch show that first aired on the BBC on 5 October 1969. Forty-five episodes were made over four series. The Python phenomenon developed from the television series into something larger in scope and impact, spawning touring stage ... Read more in Amazon's Monty Python Store

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1. The Executive Intro
2. Pet Shop
3. Nudge Nudge
4. Premiere Of Film
5. Live Broadcast From London
6. Bring Out Your Dead
7. How Do You Tell A Witch
8. Camelot
9. Argument Clinic
10. Crunchy Frog
11. The Cheese Shop
12. The Phone-In
13. Sit On My Face
14. Bishop On The Landing
15. Elephantoplasty
16. The Lumberjack Song
17. Bookshop
18. Blackmail
19. Farewell To John Denver
20. World Forum
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Great, but THE FINAL RIP has most everything here and more 12 Aug. 2000
By tropic_of_criticism - Published on
Format: Audio CD
The INSTANT COLLECTION, in its day, was probably the best Monty Python album available. Unlike much previous Python fare, this one rips most of its cuts from movies and other previous recordings. Sound quality is unusually high, and sketches are often at their most polished. Unlike so many Python albums of the seventies, INSTANT COLLECTION largely ignores often inferior "live" recordings of the sketches they took on the road. (An unfortunate exception is "Nudge, Nudge", which, though probably the best live recording available, is still not as crisply-timed as the studio version.)
Still, despite its high quality, INSTANT COLLECTION has been eclipsed by THE FINAL RIP OFF, which has much of what's here plus a good deal more. Most people would be better served by getting that two-CD collection than this one.
(It might be important to note for some that this album is similar in name only to the import INSTANT COLLECTION.)
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Better alternatives out there 15 May 2003
By Glenn Mar - Published on
Format: Audio CD
In 1994 Monty Python had a 25th anniversary release of a boxed set (6 CD) of everything they'd done (except Live from the Hollywood Bowl, which is essentially no different from Live at Drury Lane, which *is* included). This CD is a one-CD boiled down version of this.

There is no substitute for the boxed set, not even "The Final Rip-Off." Monty Python material is like classical music... you can't break apart the pieces and expect no leakage. Go find the boxed set in the secondary market.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Heard most of this before 26 Jun. 2008
By Jean E. Pouliot - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This short CD offers some of MP's most well-known and beloved sketches -- the Pet Shop, Argument Clinic, The Cheese Shop, etc. Some pieces (How do You Tell a Witch, Bring out your Dead) are taken from MP and the Holy Grail,. Others are taken from a performance before live audience (Hollywood Bowl?) and others are taken from MP's well-produced studio version of the sketches. There are a few lesser known pieces (Elephatoplasty and Phone-In) that will make this album bearable for MP aficionados. Some of my faves (like Spanish Inquisition) wwere left off.

Not sure what the appropriate audience is for this collection of MP's finest. MP newbies? Naw -- they might be put off by the extreme (and atypical) vulgarity in the first cut. Longtime MP fans? Not likely -- they have heard these sketches ad infinitum and probably own larger collections.
Excellent Live Versions 8 Jan. 2003
By Mark Larson - Published on
Format: Audio CD
The live recordings of The Pet Shop, The Argument Clinic, and Nudge Nudge are the best I have heard. John Cleese's lively renditions in the first two sketches are head & shoulders above other releases. The Argument Clinic, sadly, is truncated and does not include "getting hit on the head" and "the complaint department."
The inclusion of snippets from The Holy Grail seem out of place with everything else.
In effect, the title represents what is here. It seems as if a bunch of recordings were thrown together out of what was on hand at the time to "instantly" make a collection. Although ineven in material, it is still a great representation of Monty Python material.
Bring out your Python! 1 Oct. 2012
By railfan - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This disk is a compilation of live acts and otherwise. It is definitely classic Monty Python, and it is definitely totally enjoyable. I've never figured out why I, an American, am so amused by clearly British humor, but I am and I love it. If you're wondering what this is, all I can say is, "Now for something completely different!" Sit back, relax, and enjoy, enjoy.
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