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BBC on Monty Python: Disgusting! by voxpops on 12 December 2006 1:02am
 
From imdb.com:
BBC executives came close to dropping Monty Python's Flying Circus at the height of its popularity in the early 1970s, according to documents disclosed by Britain's Sunday Telegraph. The newspaper published excerpts of minutes of the BBC's program review board, which quoted one BBC executive as saying that he regarded parts of one episode as "disgusting" and another executive complaining that the program "was continually going over the edge of what was acceptable." Yet another executive reportedly complained that the Python team "seemed to wallow in the sadism of their humor." One other executive, the head of BBC Light Entertainment, reportedly remarked that "it would be sad if the BBC lost the program; the team seemed to have some sort of death wish."
 
Re: BBC on Monty Python: Disgusting! by kazzzz on 12 December 2006 1:05am
 
Well, if this guy thinks MP are disgusting he'd best nver turn on the telly again.
You have to feel sorry for these, people , as their main aim in life is to rain on other people's parades.
Thank goodnss for DVDs!!
 
Re: BBC on Monty Python: Disgusting! by tucsonmike on 12 December 2006 1:20am
 
Probably wont have to turn his TV on Kaz. He is probably long gone on to meet his maker (to quote from a Python sketch).
 
Re: BBC on Monty Python: Disgusting! by sighthound on 12 December 2006 11:48pm
 
TV network execs are the lowest form of life on Earth (and I speak from experience.)
 
Re: BBC on Monty Python: Disgusting! by kazzzz on 12 December 2006 11:56pm
 
Yes. lts put on some MORE reality TV. Bah. It's no wonder that I hardly watch any telly anymore.
 
Re: BBC on Monty Python: Disgusting! (in the 70's) by Lounge Trekker on 12 December 2006 11:57pm
 
Heh heh...these guys' comments are from well in the past. 1970 TV was very different than TV today. I'd agree that at the time, Monty Python humour was 'disgusting'...well outside the experience of the average middle class viewer. This comment is based on the impressions made on me when I was but a babe.

TV execs are low, Geraldine? I try not to pass judgement from where I sit, I have never been in contact with them. What I always thought was: TV is simply entertainment, not art. Entertainment to us, the viewer, is a different thing from entertainment as a profitable venture, like it is to TV execs.

Lounge Trekker
 
Re: BBC on Monty Python: Disgusting! by sighthound on 13 December 2006 12:25am
 
Well, I could tell you many, many stories, Pete, but I won't do that in a public forum. Even though I would speak the truth, those evil people can afford much pricier attorneys than I can and truth fades in the face of a high-priced lawyer with visions of a libel lawsuit in his eyes.
 



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