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(ALL SUMMARIES ARE PUBLISHER’S SUMMARIES)

Monty Python’s Tunisian holiday: My life with Brian
By: Kim Johnson
791.437 LifYj
Here, uncensored, are the legendary Pythons in their prime. It was a period of comedy history that will never be duplicated, and Monty Python’s Tunisian Holiday captures the wit, the genius, and the sheer silliness of the six men that comprised Python.

The greedy bastard diary: A comic tour of America
By: Eric Idle
827 Idl
A stunningly witty exploration of the American landscape -- not to mention a brilliant comic's mind -- this diary is chock-full of everything you ever wanted to know about Eric Idle, Monty Python, America, and sleeping on a bus.

Monty Python's Spamalot: A CD lovingly ripped off from the new musical, original Broadway cast recording
By: Eric Idle
Compact disc 782.14 Mon
Terribly silly lyrics included in booklet.

The album of the soundtrack of the trailer of the film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail
By: Neil Innes
Compact disc 817 Mon
Songs by Neil Innes. Originally released in 1975.
Monty Python's and now for something completely different
By: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin
DVD 817 Mon
Monty Python's first feature film, in which they perform many of their comedy skits from the television program: Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries, 1980 to 1988
By: Michael Palin
Biography Palin, Michael
A second volume of diaries by the Monty Python comedian traces the years during which the iconic troupe completed their final group performance before Palin segued to such productions as "A Fish Called Wanda."

Rowan Atkinson live!
By: Rowan Atkinson
DVD 817 Atk
If you've laughed at his wordless antics as the beleauguered Mr. Bean, wait'll you hear him talk! This live 1991 Boston performance showcases Rowan Atkinson's remarkably versatile talent as he rolls through hilarious characters and routines, including a couple that Bean fans are sure to recognize.

Around the world in 80 days
By: Michael Palin
DVD 910.41 Pal
Michael Palin takes the challenge to travel around the world in only 80 days. Traveling by air is forbidden! More of Palin’s travel documentaries are available including: Pole to Pole, Sahara, Himalaya, and Full Circle.

The road to Mars: A post modem novel
By: Eric Idle
Idle (SF)
Muscroft and Ashby are a comedy team on "The Road to Mars," an interplanetary vaudeville circuit of the future. Accompanied by Carlton, a robot incapable of understanding irony but driven to learn the essence of humor, Alex and Lewis bumble their way into an intergalactic terrorist plot.

Dirk Gently’s holistic detective agency
By: Douglas Adams
Adams (SF)
There is a long tradition of Great Detectives, and Dirk Gently does not belong to it. But his search for a missing cat uncovers a ghost, a time traveler, AND the devastating secret of humankind! Detective Gently's bill for saving the human race from extinction: NO CHARGE.

The Wee Free Men
By: Terry Pratchett
YA Pratchett
There's trouble on the Aching farm: monsters in the river, headless horsemen in the lane—and Tiffany Aching's little brother has been stolen by the Queen of Fairies. Getting him back will require all of Tiffany's strength and determination (as well as a sturdy skillet) and the help of the rowdy clan of fightin', stealin' tiny blue-skinned pictsies known as the Wee Free Men!

Grumbles from the forest: Fairy tale voices with a twist: Poems
By: Jane Yolen
jP Yolen
What were all those fairy-tale characters thinking? Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich answer this question in paired poems, with sometimes startling results.

The rose and the beast: Fairy tales retold
By: Francesca Lia Block
YA Block
Nine classic fairy tales set in modern, magical landscapes and retold with a twist.

Blackadder: Re-mastered
By: Rowan Atkinson
DVD Blackadder
Episodes of the comedy serial about the terminally treacherous Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh (alias The Black Adder) following him through time and English history from the 15th century to World War I.

Lies, knives, and girls in red dresses
By: Ronald Koertge
YA Koertge
Writing in free verse honed to a wicked edge, the incomparable Ron Koertge brings dark and contemporary humor to twenty iconic fairy tales.

Monty Python’s Flying Circus
By: John Cleese, Michael Palin, and Eric Idle
Downloadable audio book via OverDrive
Perhaps the ultimate in TV comedy madness and absurdity, this cult series, which began in 1969, was conceived, written and performed by Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones. It was innovative and ground-breaking comedy which inspired many of today’s writers and performers. Its sketches, songs and catchphrases are legendary: the dead parrot, the Ministry of Silly Walks, The Lumberjack Song, And Now for Something Completely Different and many more. Available to download as a single sketch.
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