In the US, 1974 and 1975 were extremely important times for Monty Python. Although their show has aired in the UK, it is only becoming a hit in the US thanks to its PBS broadcast. Public television lovers suddenly have a refreshing new taste of what is commonly called One of the best TV shows of all time, and a lot of Native American comedy began to change; it’s certainly not a coincidence that some of the 1990s North American sketch comedy shows (“The State”, “Kids in the Hall”, etc.) exhibited an absurdist, Pythonesque analogy. themselves, as they were founded by people who watched the show in the ’70s. Python was successful in North America, and interest in the show led to the re-release of “And Now for Something Completely Different” in 1974.
Cleese recalls the explosion quite well, and was emotional to see the good timing between the one-two-three punches of “Flying Circus”, “Completely Different” and “Holy Grail” all landed at dame time.
“Then what happened: It opened in the US, and to our special luck, it opened shortly after the TV series aired on PBS. And if it’s been in the air for six months, it opened. the month before, it probably wouldn’t open, because it opened right after the PBS series, it did very, very well, and, for the first time in my life, at about 34, it felt like everyone who’s climbing my ladder outside my bedroom window and throwing money in, you know?”
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