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The Pythons' Autobiography By The Pythons

(2003)
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Over thirty years ago, a group of five Englishmen and one wayward American, re-wrote the rules of comedy. Monty Python's Flying Circus, an unheralded, previously unseen and practically unprogrammed half hour of sketches, hilarities, inanities and animations first appeared on the BBC late one night in 1969. Its impact on the world has been felt ever since.

From its humble beginnings as late night entertainment on a British TV channel that went off the air before midnight, it blossomed into arguably the most influential movement in modern comedy. They found the Holy Grail, they detailed the life of the Savior-also-ran Brian, and when we were lost, they explained The Meaning of Life.

Now, those purveyors of dead parrots and silly walks are going to tell us something more: Their story. In their own, intimate, never before heard words.

The Pythons by The Pythons is the definitive word on all things Pythonesque (the only word invented by a modern comedian which is listed in the Oxford English Dictionary.) 30 years of insight, hindsight, and bad sight - now told for the first time. Stuff they're never remembered before alongside stories they'd forgotten to say, coupled with things they couldn't say then and even more things they can't pronounce now (with a healthy dollop of things they would never have said in the first place if any others had been in the room at the time.)

The Pythons by The Pythons is a unique look at arguably the most important comic team of the modern age, lavishly illustrated with 1000 photographs and illustrations, many culled from the teams' own personal collections, many seen here for the first time. A tome, a tombstone, the definitive word on all things Python, as told by all things Python - do you want Spam with that?

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Pythons' Autobiography By The Pythons
Author(s): Graham Chapman (Estate), John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Bob McCabe
ISBN: 1-4091-5352-5 / 978-1-4091-5352-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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October 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Pythons
Author(s): Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones
ISBN: 0-312-33911-9 / 978-0-312-33911-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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October 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Pythons' Autobiography By The Pythons
Author(s): Graham Chapman (Estate), John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Bob McCabe
ISBN: 0-7528-5242-6 / 978-0-7528-5242-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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October 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Pythons: Autobiography by the Pythons
Author(s): Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones
ISBN: 0-312-31144-3 / 978-0-312-31144-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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September 2003 : UK Hardback

Title: The Pythons' Autobiography By The Pythons
Author(s): Graham Chapman (Estate), John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Bob McCabe
ISBN: 0-7528-6044-5 / 978-0-7528-6044-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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September 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Pythons' Autobiography By The Pythons (Monty Python)
Author(s): Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Bob McCabe
ISBN: 0-7528-5293-0 / 978-0-7528-5293-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Paperback Editions

November 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Pythons
Author(s): Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones
ISBN: 0-312-31145-1 / 978-0-312-31145-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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September 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Pythons' Autobiography By The Pythons
Author(s): Graham Chapman (Estate), John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Bob McCabe
ISBN: 0-7528-6425-4 / 978-0-7528-6425-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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August 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Pythons' Autobiography By The Pythons
Author(s): Graham Chapman (Estate), John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Bob McCabe
ISBN: 0-7538-1797-7 / 978-0-7538-1797-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Audio Editions

September 2003 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Pythons' Autobiography By The Pythons (Monty Python)
Author(s): Graham Chapman (Estate), John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Bob McCabe
ISBN: 0-7528-6065-8 / 978-0-7528-6065-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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October 2003 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Pythons: Autobiography by the Pythons
Author(s): Bob McCabe, John Cleese, Michael Palin
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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October 2003 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Pythons: Autobiography by the Pythons
Author(s): Bob McCabe, John Cleese, Michael Palin
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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October 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Pythons
Author(s): Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones
ISBN: 1-59397-401-9 / 978-1-59397-401-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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October 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Pythons
Author(s): Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones
ISBN: 1-59397-400-0 / 978-1-59397-400-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2003 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Pythons' Autobiography By The Pythons
Author(s): Graham Chapman (Estate), John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Bob McCabe
ISBN: 0-7528-6064-X / 978-0-7528-6064-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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