Louis CK? Patrick Stewart? Liam Neeson? Neil DeGrasse Tyson? Good men all. But I think it’s time we get re-obsessed with Monty Python.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jan 30, 2012
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21 best Monty Python videos of all-time.

(as decided by popularity)

I was feeling kinda burned out and flat and sad and uninspired, today. A friend sent me Monty Python’s Spanish Inquisition video…

…and I was all better. Buddha, Gandhi, Jesus…they’re all good blokes. But Monty Python? The gift of not taking ourselves seriously is surely the quickest, surest path to happiness.

Most popular ever. Choice youtube comment: “I want this played at my funeral.” Another: “bet this song has saved more lives than all the superheroes put together.”

Number two: “Woody.”

3. Birth: from the Meaning of Life:

4. This one killed us when we were kids, we all did our versions of it:

5. What, behind the rabbit?

6. Spamspamspamspamandspam:

7. “Man’s Crisis Of Identity In The Latter Half Of The Twentieth Century.”

8. ‘Tis but a scratch. C’mon, ya pansy! A flesh wound. I’m invincible! Alright, we’ll call it a draw:

9. Wisdom of the mob:

10. Hilarious French taunting. I fart in your general direction:

11. Our boyhood anthem: He puts on women’s clothing…

12. Hegel is arguing…

13. The infamous parrot:

14. Before the internet was invented, there was…

15. You’re lucky!

16. Bananas:

17. Another boyhood anthem:

18. The funniest joke in the world:

19. “I thought to myself: A little fermented curd could do the trick. So I curtailed my Walpoling activities, sallied forth and infiltrated your place of purveyance to negotiate the vending of some cheesy comestibles.”

20. Callling all squad cars in the areeeeeeaaa!


21. Okay, one last: another childhood favorite.


What’d I miss? Let me know in comments, you get enough upvotes I’ll add it in here.



About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “Louis CK? Patrick Stewart? Liam Neeson? Neil DeGrasse Tyson? Good men all. But I think it’s time we get re-obsessed with Monty Python.”

  1. That job interview one is my all-time fave.

    To this day, my brothers and I will go "Goodnight ding ding ding!" out of the blue and uncontrollable laughter ensues.

    May have to do some silly walking after yoga this morning!

  2. These guys truly represent what is meant by British humor….supreme.

  3. Aunty says:

    So who ever got un-obsessed with Monty Python? Not moi !!!!! Dinsdale!

    "Hello Mrs. Premise."
    "Hello Mrs. Conclusion!"

  4. miguel says:

    Thank you. Loved it. Great collection. My fave is the repression of the semi-autonomous collective. "You can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart throws you a sword!"

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