Monty Python's Personal Best! Check your PBS listings

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  1. Stephen Orr

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    Starts tonight in my area. 6 hours of the cast's favorite bits. And I just read that PBS will be reairing all 47 episodes beginning this spring!

    Ex-parrots for everyone!
     
  2. Kelly W

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    Are these the same "Personal Best" specials that were released on DVD a little while ago?

    I never bought them because I already had all the original episodes. However, my newspaper claims there are some new bits included. I will have to watch this.

    -Kelly
     
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    Thanks for the reminder. I'm not really interested in the Olympics this time around.
     
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    I wouldn't expect the Spanish Inquisition.
     
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    How long is it?

    Thats a rather personal question sir!
     
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    Checked the listings here and they are spread out over several weeks with a few of them aired more than once. Have them set up on the DVR. But there wasn't a listing for Terry Jones' show. Either they already showed it or it isn't on the schedule yet.

    I was surprised to see a Graham Chapman episode. I wonder if these were selected based on previous interviews/writing he did or based on the other member's recollections of his favorites?

    I'm off to go attend gala luncheon. I hope they aren't serving salmon mousse.
     
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    NO ONE EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!

    The Terry Jones episode is scheduled last and is labeled 106.
    The last two, Palin and Jones, are 90 minutes rather than 60.
     
  8. Kelly W

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    Graham Chapman's "Personal Best" was apparently chosen by the other Pythons.

    Can anybody confirm that these episodes are the same ones released on DVD last year? Thanks!

    -Kelly
     
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    I wish that they hadn't aired John Cleese's during the same time as Lost, I missed all of that, and the first few minutes of Terry Gilliam's. I wish they did it the other way around, because so far, (about a quarter of the way through) Terry Gilliam's episode is mostly showcasing his cartoons, which I never really liked all that much. I mean, I think the animation in them was great, I just never really found them all that humorous. All in all, I don't care too much about missing the episode, since I already have the entire set, but I would have liked to see which were his favorites.
     

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