5 Gut-Busting Comedy Skit Collections On DVD

From dead parrots to odd ducks, these sets will have you in sketches

MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS

THE PERSONAL BEST SERIES

Obsessives--and is there another kind of Python fan?--can argue endlessly over which of the cerebral troupe's bits are the funniest. Here, the five surviving members choose for themselves (and on behalf of the deceased Graham Chapman) in this six-disc series. Alongside well-known classics ("The Lumberjack Song," "The Spanish Inquisition," "Dead Parrot") are such lesser-known bits as John Cleese teaching a class on self-defense against fresh fruit. Each disc provides a broad sampling, but the most distinctive is Terry Gilliam's package of 45 animated shorts. Silly run, don't silly walk, to these lovingly curated...

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