Show Business: Killer Joke Triumphs

At least 2 million Americans are now aware of the Ministry of Silly Walks. College students are finding new meanings for the word stupid, and old ladies may even be getting ideas about beating up kids. What is this pernicious influence, bordering on a cult, that is now sweeping the U.S.? The word is Monty Python. Five roopy young Englishmen, who methodically take the world apart each week in a series of sketches mysteriously called Monty Python 's Flying Circus, have conquered the U.S. air waves. The Pythons are getting the kind of following that a presidential candidate might envy. They...

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