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Pythonland by Mr. Anchovy on 21 January 2003 4:22pm
Hi everybody,

since Miss Trixi B. asked me for further information on the Flying Circus locations as shown in the Pythonland documentary as part of the 30th anniversary special broadcasted in 1999 I thought it would be a nice idea to tell everybody who is interested in exploring Pythonland.
During my visit to London in August and December (when I met Michael) I managed to locate some but not all of the locations which were shown in “Pythonland”.
So here are the locations and how to get there.

Thorpebank Road 94/ 106, Shepherd’s Bush
Silly Walk/ Gas Cooker Sketch
Nearest Tube: Shepherd’s Bush.
Hint: If you walk along Wood Lane you pass the BBC Television Centre which can also be seen in some episodes of the Flying Circus

Acton High Street (North Side), Acton
Hell’s Grannies (Eric falling into a manhole after trying to find reasons for the grannies’ behaviour)
Launderette in Bicycle Repair Man (which unfortunately I was not able to locate, should’ve asked some locals)
Nearest Tube: Acton

Lammas Park Road, Ealing
Hell’s Grannies targeting the telephone kiosk
Nearest Tube: South Ealing

South Ealing Road, Ealing (I didn’t find the exact spot, South Ealing Road is very long)
Climbing the Uxbridge Road
Nearest tube: South Ealing

Teddington Lock, Teddington
Fish Slapping Dance
Take the suburban train to Teddington departing from Victoria Station
When I got to the lock I asked one of the lockkeepers if this was the real location. He smiled at me (probably astonished that I had come just for that reason) and answered yes and showed me the sign Michael put up.

To anyone who wants to visit Pythonland:As all locations are in residential areas so please don’t invade the residents’ privacy by knocking at their doors or something like that. I have heard about residents being annoyed by some people coming to their houses.

It’s a good idea to buy the ‘London A-Z’ guide which is very helpful to find the locations
Anyone who plans to visit should watch “Pythonland” several times and look very carefully. Every street sign, house etc. is important if you want to find the exact spots.

Have fun!!
Re: Pythonland by MissTrixiB on 22 January 2003 6:12am
Silly us, we brought our laptop and a number of Python DVD's, but forgot the one with Pythonland. We were RIGHT THERE for SIlly Walks/Gas Cooker! (about 3 months before you too, did you see where I wrote 'Trixi Forever!' in big red letters on the BBC Television Centre? Perhaps they cleaned it off by the time you got there ;)
Thanks so much....I'll be sure to pull this page up the next time I go (and bring the DVD as well!)
Re: Pythonland by nottlob on 22 January 2003 6:23am
I feel so silly, wanting to go to England and take pictures of all the python areas I can recognize! Silly silly silly! Too bad the shop that started the silly walk was tore down. I love Hell's Grannies! Hehehe. Was it, "Make tea, not love"? Blurry memory. I love python, AHH! Why wasn't I born in the 60's??? I think the ex-python's had toured Canada including Vanouver. I would've loved watching them perform live...but then the 80's and 90's were a bit awkward for my liking...no jk, lol.
Re: Pythonland by Mr. Anchovy on 24 January 2003 6:09pm
I was just wondering if anyone here did the "Pythonland" tour here. Did anyone visit the Python locations?
Re: Pythonland by MissTrixiB on 26 January 2003 9:52pm
I know some of the places were visited by some members of the MPEB ('Michael Palin Estrogen Brigade'....no, it's not a support group for menopausal women...just a Palin fan site). I think I recognized one of the members at this site, but can't be sure. Thanks to you, I think there will be quite a few visitors to these places in the near future.
Re: Pythonland by zappa on 12 February 2007 4:49am
Anyone know where the killer keep left signs were filmed, or the 'Do you want to go back to my place' Sketch ?
Re: Pythonland by Miss-M on 12 February 2007 11:10pm
Awww, what's happened to MissTrixiB, Mr. Anchovy and nottlob?
Re: Pythonland by peripatetically on 13 February 2007 1:53am
Yeah, Missy, SO many of the old standbys are gone now. I guess they found a life. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

But, really, rememebr Mary, the actress, from say one? And so many others.....?
Re: Pythonland by Miss-M on 13 February 2007 5:24am
You mean Mary aka Rusted? I wonder what she's up to now?

And Ellen and Dianne from NZ? The contingent from the southern hempishere has sure declined over the years :(
Re: Pythonland by kazzzz on 13 February 2007 11:46am
OOh yeah and Dianne ;) Lots have drifted away haven't they... they can't get rid of us tho!! ;)

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