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on 30 January 2015
This is also a present for my husbands 65th birthday, its thicker than I thought, and I am sure he will love it. I only hope when he is reading this book, he doesn't start reading bits out loud when "Eastenders" is on" ha ha
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on 19 January 2014
The book is great but the company that I ordered from (crunch books) took far too long with the order and I actually had to contact them in order to finally get it! It was supposed to be a new copy but it is a little bit worn- not an issue normally, however it was a gift.
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on 5 December 2006
I bought this item from a local bookshop a couple of days ago, and it was certainly worth it. As well as containing scripts, it has photos, drawings, notes, ramblings and the random odd joke thrown in. (Beware those loyal to page 29.)
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on 18 January 2014
This is a horrible little book containing many infamous sketches selected by the infamous Pythons. If you are of a certain age, probably male too, you will of course be utterly familiar with much of the content as you will have had it repeated to you ad nauseam by twerpy little nerds who managed to get a word in edge-ways from you reciting this subversive anti-social babble to them. Far more than any earnest cell of political conspirators The Pythons are responsible for undermining the glue of deference that might have provided social cohesion in post-imperial Britain. Not to mention this stuff has been recycled more times than Led Zeppelin albums have been 'remastered'. Glad I bought my copy from a charity shop. Also, the illustrations, are frankly obscene and probably responsible for strange forms of sexually neurotic surrealism in the over fifties. The Pythons are also responsible for a whole generation of derivative male irony attempting to be comic.
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on 23 July 2014
The 1970s was a lost decade as far as recruitment of graduate trainees into the UK accounting profession is concerned. If you chose to become an accountant, you were just too dreary to have heard of Monty Python. The terrible truth is that Python influenced many thousands of clever undergraduates into not becoming accountants. Even more worrying is that those who did become accountants in the 1970s are likely to be running British industry today. Thankfully they'll mostly be retired within the next decade, and very few will then be appearing at the O2.

Monty Python had an immense impact on a generation. While they encouraged us to be silly, some of them have become increasingly serious, particularly about money (and alimony). When was the last time John Cleese cracked a new joke that made you laugh? Some time in the 1980s, most likely. Almost everyone, it would seem, becomes more serious as they pass through life's ups and downs, and realise how easy it is to offend.

This book chronicles Python in their glory years, when they were fantastically funny and didn't really care who they offended. A worthwhile retirement gift for accountants everywhere, to show them what they missed. The only way for book-keepers everywhere is up!
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on 30 August 2007
It is basically snippets of all the best bits of python shoved into a scrap book and very in-keeping with the whole style of the Python group.
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