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4.0 out of 5 stars PYTHON'S FLYING......
SERIES 3 is when the 'MONTY' phenomenon stopped being a cult, and was embraced by schoolkids and students alike [the studio- audience laughter finally becomes obvious by this point; lacking in SERIES ONE, at least.]----though derided by many 'adults' of the early 70s.

----IDLE'S opener 'multiple-murderer court scene' is an unforgettable macabre classic, and...
Published on 28 Jun 2008 by R. Smith

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3.0 out of 5 stars Many great moments, but this is when the rot started to creep in...
Series Three is where the rot set in. The first four episodes are as great as their very best work, but from then on it's a very mixed bag, although even the weak episodes have inspired moments (the Cheese Shop sketch, the inept firing squad in The Cycling Tour, the sheer bloody genius of Sam Peckinpah's Salad Days, Tudor pornography - from Shakespeare's Gay Boys in...
Published on 23 Sep 2009 by Trevor Willsmer


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Many great moments, but this is when the rot started to creep in..., 23 Sep 2009
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Trevor Willsmer (London, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Monty Python's Flying Circus - The Complete Third Series [DVD] [1972] [2007] (DVD)
Series Three is where the rot set in. The first four episodes are as great as their very best work, but from then on it's a very mixed bag, although even the weak episodes have inspired moments (the Cheese Shop sketch, the inept firing squad in The Cycling Tour, the sheer bloody genius of Sam Peckinpah's Salad Days, Tudor pornography - from Shakespeare's Gay Boys in Bondage to "Toledo Tit Farm! What kind of play is that?" - the confused lupin-obssessed highwayman Dennis Moore ("Steals from the poor, gives to the rich/Stupid bitch!") or Mrs Premise and Mrs Conclusions impromptu trip to Mr and Mrs Jean-Paul Satre to settle an argument over whether Rues i Liberte is an allegory of man's search for commitment, man's desire to avoid action or an everyday story of French country folk). It's striking seeing it for the first time in years to see just how many racial caricatures there are - Terry Jones as Japanese Luchino Visconti, Graham Chapman as an African warrior or a Chinese British consul - which they just about get away with because everything in the show is so absurd it's hard to take offense.

Sadly, as with Sony's initial releases of the other three series, this is a lazy disc with no extras and a big minus for not being able to play all the episodes but having to go back to the menu selection each time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars PYTHON'S FLYING......, 28 Jun 2008
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R. Smith "droogzilla" (scotland.) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Monty Python's Flying Circus - The Complete Third Series [DVD] [1972] [2007] (DVD)
SERIES 3 is when the 'MONTY' phenomenon stopped being a cult, and was embraced by schoolkids and students alike [the studio- audience laughter finally becomes obvious by this point; lacking in SERIES ONE, at least.]----though derided by many 'adults' of the early 70s.

----IDLE'S opener 'multiple-murderer court scene' is an unforgettable macabre classic, and there is much brilliant use of isolated film inserts ['LEMON CURRY', anyone?] to enhance the overall surrealism throughout....

---some nasty ['SAM PECKINPAH'S 'SALAD DAYS' spurts bad taste deliberately] and sexist ['DIRTY VICAR' sketch, relishly depicted by JONES] items are interspersed, to no great harm overall, ---and the icing on the cake is provided by no less than TERRY GILLIAM, who furnishes many sustained, decent-length animations: 'SUPER CHARWOMAN' , for me his finest piece of this series.

SERIES 3 is my own personal favourite amongst the PYTHON TV canon; outstanding in 1972-73, and a timeless artefact of superior BRITISH comedy from those far-off times.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore, 18 Jan 2014
This review is from: Monty Python's Flying Circus - The Complete Third Series [DVD] [1972] [2007] (DVD)
With the third series of the popular sketch comedy, many fans felt this series was the beginning on the decline, with the material not being as strong as it was in the last two series. However, this series still has some classic sketches, particularly the Dennis Moore highwayman sketches, the brilliant Cheese Shop sketch and the funny but bizarre Fish Slapping Dance which is probably the shortest sketch in history.
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4.0 out of 5 stars loved reliving past enjoyment, 3 May 2013
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Great fun going back to revisit these funny programmes. Thoroughly enjoyed the fun. Pleased I bought it and thought good value
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great!, 1 April 2013
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Of course you have to like this sort of non-sense brit humour and have a good sense of what sarcasm is, otherwise you just won't get Monty Python.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The last season with Cleese, 4 Feb 2012
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M. J. Jacobs "michael jacobs" (Edgware, London, UK) - See all my reviews
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Still many classic sketches in this final series, too numerous to mention.

Cleese said that he left at the end of this series because the sketches felt like "been there, seen it, done it" (not his actual words), but there is still plenty of tasty material to suit the discerning palate. No shortage of Gumbys, strange Judges, bizarre churchmen and inept policemen. Much funnier than most of what is put out today, and whilst not suitable for children, still much cleaner and a lot less foul language than most of today's comedians.

My only real complaint, shared with other reviewers, is that you have to select each episode indivially, with no "view all" option on the menu.

Obviously, if you liked this series, you'll like Monty Python's Flying Circus - The Complete Second Series [DVD] [1970] [2007] even more!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Monty Pythons flying circus series 3, 13 April 2009
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J. G. Netzel - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Monty Python's Flying Circus - The Complete Third Series [DVD] [1972] [2007] (DVD)
The humour has not stood the test of time, not as good as I remember it when first shown on TV, (I am 67 years of age). Enjoyed the street scenes with all the sixties and seventies traffic best!
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