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 Post Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:21 am 
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I bought some months ago the G. Chapman's Personal Best and I think it's great. I know there's a whole collection with all six, but that'd be too pricey. Anyone got the collection or any part of it?

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I was thinking of buying them, but really?

Is there a reason?

Anything in it that's not included in F.C. or elsewhere?

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I got Michael Palin's Personal Best. Really good stuff. They shortened the Piranha Brothers sketch, though.

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Jinx wrote:
I was thinking of buying them, but really?

Is there a reason?

Anything in it that's not included in F.C. or elsewhere?


yes, I'd like to know that too

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They have little segments in between some of the sketches that aren't in the other sets.

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They're all very different, some sketches were edited into more compact form. I'll give my opinions on each one of them:

Michael Palin - the most ordinary of them all, the unseen part features Michael on location of the fish-slapping sketch playing a veteran fish-slapper.

Terry Gilliam - After a brief humorous introduction the set showcases Terry's best animations. As an extra feature Terry gives a more serious review on his Python work.

Eric Idle - Eric plays the man from the Rutles documentary who is now making a documentary on Eric Idle. Eric also plays his own mother and a former nazi in Paraguay whose invention the whole show actually was. I loved this for the inclusion of the Philosopher's football sketch.

John Cleese - possibly the funniest set, if you like bastard humor. Cleese is as arrogant as ever. Contains the fairy tale sketch from the German shows.

Terry Jones - no rarities, but Terry's introduction was pleasant, and slightly funny too.

Graham Chapman - this is the most documentary-like of them all. No rarities, but if you're going to buy only one disc of the whole, I'll recommend this.

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REManic wrote:
I bought some months ago the G. Chapman's Personal Best and I think it's great. I know there's a whole collection with all six, but that'd be too pricey. Anyone got the collection or any part of it?


I have the whole collection and it's great.


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I saw it on PBS. I wouldn't pay for copies of the show though. However, I really liked Graham Chapman's. For once they actually told something seriously about an actor for Monty Python! And then some of his best sketches in between.


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GamerErman2001 wrote:
I saw it on PBS. I wouldn't pay for copies of the show though. However, I really liked Graham Chapman's. For once they actually told something seriously about an actor for Monty Python! And then some of his best sketches in between.


You are definitely right. It was touching when the other pythons told seriously about Graham!


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Have all of them, found Grahams the most interesting

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Have all of them, found Grahams the most interesting

I agree..
saw all of them, Cleese's and Idle's were rather funny, but Graham's is the most interesting and delicate indeed...

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I didn't know before that Monty Python is an anagram from 'Terry Jones' and that Terry had founded the group already in 1964.

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