Speaking of Pythons

A big tip of the hat to reader and contributor Evan Smythe for the link to this truly bizarre video from the former BBC television show Friday Night,Saturday Morning. Hosted by Tim Rice, the now famous lyricist, the episode was an absurdist debate between journalist, media whore Malcolm Muggeridge and Mervyn Stockwood, Bishop of Southwark on one side and John Cleese and Michael Palin on the other side about Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

At times virtually indistinguishable from a Python sketch, the show underscores why films like Life of Brian need to be made. If you’re a Python fan (and who isn’t), you won’t want to miss this video, if only for the fascinating tidbits on the making of the movie.

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