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Wes
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From: Inside THE BOX
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posted posted 03-10-2006 06:36

For those who weren't aware, Monty Python was introduced to the United States by my local PBS station, located in Dallas. I had nothing to do with it, as I was only 1 at the time, but I'm proud nonetheless.

Anyway, an engineer recently unearthed a tape that held a portion of an interview with four members of the troupe. The interview was held in the KERA studio during a 1975 fundraiser, just as Monty Python was releasing The Holy Grail. This is before most of America even knew who they were.

Enjoy ...

Suho1004
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From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 03-10-2006 10:22

Thanks for that link, Wes. That's a wonderful piece of television history (as well as a horrific reminder why we should do our best to forget the 70s ever happened).


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poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Norway
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 03-10-2006 11:50

Thanks for sharing.

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as well as a horrific reminder why we should do our best to forget the 70s ever happened.

What happened in the 70s ?

Skaarjj
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posted posted 03-10-2006 12:49

What's the 70's? I wasn't even born until '83.


Justice 4 Pat Richard

Suho1004
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From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 03-10-2006 13:39

Ach! Stop making me feel old! I'm not that old yet!

<grumble>young whippersnappers...</grumble>


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Tao
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From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 03-10-2006 13:40

What a lovely gem of televisual history, thanks for the link Wes.
When you refer to the accents, do you mean the American or the English accents, or both perhaps? I could not tell if the american accents have changed with time, but I thought Michael Palin's and Terry Jones's have become less "received". I do notice a big difference in Terry Gilliam's accent. Graham Chapman of course has gone to the Big Top in the sky.

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poi said:

What happened in the 70s ?


The sixties ended and nobody could get used to it

::tao:::: ::cell::

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 03-10-2006 13:52
quote:

Suho1004 said:

Ach! Stop making me feel old! I'm not that old yet!<grumble>young whippersnappers...&lt;/grumble&gt;___________________________Suho: www.liminality.org | Cell 270 | Sig Rotator | the Fellowship of Sup


You feel old!! Heh, you younglin's today, don't know you're born. When I were a lad we did not have computers or the like to amuse us, nah, all we 'ad were a torch. We would take turns shining the torch into us eyes till we could see rainbows.....

NoJive
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From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 03-10-2006 15:25

"all we 'ad were a torch."

You had a torch?? From a rich family are ya then?

=)


I still have the poster size program from when Python played Vancouver in seventy....... (never mind)

Wes
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From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 03-10-2006 20:59
quote:
When you refer to the accents, do you mean the American or the English accents, or both perhaps?



Well, both, I guess, but what stuck with me were the horrible Texas accents from the audience. I swear only 1 in 50 of us talk like that, but somehow those are the people who always end up on TV.

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 03-12-2006 02:32
quote:

You feel old!! Heh, you younglin's today, don't know you're born. When I were a lad we did not have computers or the like to amuse us, nah, all we 'ad were a torch. We would take turns shining the torch into us eyes till we could see rainbows.....



Much obliged, Tao. I feel young again!

And yeah, concerning the accents... when I first read the post, I thought Wes was talking about the British accents, but then when I watched the video I thought, "Oh, he was talking about the American accents. My God indeed."

Funny story: when I was in London, I was flipping through the channels (all four of them) and happened to find the Oprah Winfrey show. The only reason I stopped to watch it was because one of the guests had this god-awful twanging Southern accent. The funny thing was that every time this particular guest spoke (but at no other time), subtitles appeared on the screen.




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