Best Episodes Of Monty Python’s Flying Circus


Monty Python's Flying CircusMonty Python’s Flying Circus is a TV series starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, and Terry Gilliam. The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.

Release Date: October 1969


10. The Cycling Tour


Monty Python's Flying Circus Season 3 Episode 8Air Date: 7 Dec. 1972
Season 3, Episode 8

Mr Pither; Clodagh Rogers; Trotsky; Smolensk; Bingo-crazed Chinese (British Ambassador); ‘Jack in a Box’.


9. Man’s Crisis of Identity in the Latter Half of the 20th Century


Monty Python's Flying Circus Season 1 Episode 5Air Date: 16 Nov. 1969
Season 1, Episode 5

Confuse-a-Cat, The Smuggler, A Duck, a Cat and a Lizard (Discussion), Vox Pops on Smuggling, Police Raid, Letters on Vox Pops, Newsreader Arrested, Erotic Film, Cartoon – Charles Fatless, Silly Job Interview, Careers Advisory Board, Burglar/Encyclopaedia Salesman


8. Royal Episode 13


Monty Python's Flying Circus Season 2 Episode 13Air Date: 22 Dec. 1970
Season 2, Episode 13

Miners brawl over historical facts; hospital patients serve the doctors; five shipwrecked mariners decide whom they will have for dinner.


7. The Money Programme


Monty Python's Flying Circus Season 3 Episode 3Air Date: 2 Nov. 1972
Season 3, Episode 3

“The Money Program” features a Swiss banker, a city accountant and a song of praise.


6. Full Frontal Nudity


Monty Python's Flying Circus Season 1 Episode 8Air Date: 7 Dec. 1969
Season 1, Episode 8

A pet-shop customer returns his dead parrot; a gang of female senior citizens attacks a town’s young men; a young army officer who joined the service to water-ski tries to resign.


5. How to Recognise Different Types of Trees from Quite a Long Way Away


Monty Python's Flying Circus Season 1 Episode 3Air Date: 19 Oct. 1969
Season 1, Episode 3

Court Scene, The Larch, Bicycle Repair Man, Children’s Stories, Restaurant Sketch, Seduced Milkmen, Stolen News Reader, Children’s Interview, and Nudge Nudge.



4. The Ant, an Introduction


Monty Python's Flying Circus Season 1 Episode 9Air Date: 14 Dec. 1969
Season 1, Episode 9

A man with double vision organizes a mountain-climbing expedition; llamas are celebrated in a rousing Spanish song; a barber is afraid to cut hair; a couple’s romantic evening is ruined by uncouth visitors.


3. How to Recognise Different Parts of the Body


Monty Python's Flying Circus Season 2 Episode 9Air Date: 24 Nov. 1970
Season 2, Episode 9

A University of Woolamaloo philosophy-department meeting—the members of which are all named Bruce; an exploding penguin; a radio version of “The Death of Mary Queen of Scots.” Also: advice on how to pick up a cosmetic surgeon.


2. Dinsdale!


Monty Python's Flying Circus Season 2 Episode 1Air Date: 15 Sep. 1970
Season 2, Episode 1

A sketch about the Ministry of Silly Walks. Also: a British minister—attired in a pink tulle dress—talks about housing; 30 gas-company men investigate the installation of a stove; a giant hedgehog wanders London.


1. The Spanish Inquisition


Monty Python's Flying Circus Season 2 Episode 2Air Date: 22 Sep. 1970
Season 2, Episode 2

An offbeat look at the Spanish Inquisition; an unconventional version of “Wuthering Heights.” Also: a jury plays charades while delivering its verdict; a man attempts to find one nontaxable pleasure.