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Monty Python VS The World
By Jim Yoakum
Copyright © 2012 by Jim Yoakum
All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form.
First edition: February 2012
ISBN 978-1-4660-4845-4 (ebook)
ISBN 978-1-4700-0820-8 (pbk)
What’s So Funny About Bleedin’ Lord Hill?
This is not a fan’s book (although I am a fan), nor is this a stoic dissertation on Monty Python humor and its influence upon late 20th-century man. Those books and articles have already been written many times. This is a book about a social and cultural revolution as important in its impact as the storming of the Bastille. This is the story of “a revolution in the head” that came to us disguised as a humorous television series called Monty Python’s Flying Circus, a show that, in its way, forever changed not only television, but also the world. Accidentally.