Episode 68: Punchlines Are So Jungian

, with special guest:

0068 Monty PythonDear listeners, get ready to be bombarded with quotes, because this week our subject of choice is Monty Python! And joining us for our odyssey through absurdity is returning guest and Python fanatic Tonya Wershow!

If you would like to gain liver poisoning by drinking at every Python quote we drop, please consider Trepiche Malbec, which is responsible for our tipsy behavior during this episode.

Show notes behind the cut!

Movies (and other media) mentioned:
Monty Python’s Flying Circus (TV)
Life of Brian
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV)
30 Rock (TV)
Welcome to Nightvale (podcast)
The Frost Report (TV)
At Last the 1948 Show (TV)
Do Not Adjust Your Set (TV)
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Monty Python’s Meaning of Life
The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Spamalot (theater)

People mentioned:
Bridget Landry
John Cleese
Graham Chapman
Terry Jones
Terry Gilliam
Eric Idle
Michael Palin
Eugene Ionesco
Neil Innes
Marty Feldman
Eddie Izzard
Tim Curry
Connie Booth
Carol Cleveland
Hazel Pethig
Ian McNaughton


The chartered accountant sketch from At Last, the 1948 Show:

The interview where they spilled Graham Chapman’s ashes:

“Stonehenge” by Ylvis

Devil in the White City by Erik Larson:

Zombies, Run!


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    • J. Garth Wilcox on May 29, 2015 at 8:30 AM
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    Enjoyed the podcast, but you should have mentioned the cartoon Graham Chapman biography. It’s got animated penises galore!


    1. Alas, I have not seen it yet! It’s been sitting in my Netflix queue forever. Now that I’ve been promised such anatomical joys, though… !

  1. Favorite song? “The Bruce’s Philosopher Song.” Related, look up Eric Idle’s “FCC Song.”

    I’m a weirdo for this, I’m sure, but of the Pythoneers’ side projects I’m most fond of Terry Jones’ history programs. You can tell he’s a buff, and a big part of why the movies get so much right. (And how bizarre a world do we live in where Monty Python gives us some of the most spot-on portrayals of historical settings?) My favorite is his one-off (…um) “The Story of 1” but there’s also The Crusades, Medieval Lives, and so on.

    Having just moved and unpacked my 16-ton box of Flying Circus DVDs, maybe it’s time for a skim through some of the first couple series…

    1. Ah yes, keeping our fair city of Portland as weird as we can…

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