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Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (Movie)
June 25, 1982
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl is a 1982 concert film in which the Monty Python team perform many of their greatest sketches at the Hollywood Bowl, including several pre-Python ones. The performance was recorded on videotape and transferred to film. The Pythons originally planned to release a film consisting of their two German television shows edited together, but this proved impractical and this concert film was released in the wake of the worldwide success of Monty Python's Life of Brian instead.
As well as the on-stage sketches there are also filmed inserts, mostly taken from the two German Python specials (Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus).
The film stars all six Monty Python members, with Carol Cleveland in numerous supporting roles and Neil Innes performing songs. Also present for the shows and participating as an 'extra' was Python superfan Kim 'Howard' Johnson.
Although it mostly contains sketches from the TV show, some elements in those sketches have been altered - "dustman" is now "garbage man"; "Of course you don't get bloody wafers with it" now goes "Of course you don't get fucking wafers with it, you cunt!"; Gilliam has more acting roles and 'the Lumberjack Song' follows 'Salvation Fuzz' rather than 'Homicidal Barber' or 'Pet Shop'.