Over 50 Notebooks with Never-Before-Seen Monty Python Sketches Released
The sketches written for Monty Python and the Holy Grail show an alternate ending to the story that never made it to film, however ending was reported to be funnier and less costly than the original. In the midst of writing the numerous of jokes featured in the film, writers Palin, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, and Terry Jones made came up with many jokes than needed but had trouble picking what would go to picture.
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On particular joke they had to cut that wouldn't go over well today, was about a Pink Knight who guarded the bridge and the only way to get through was if King Arthur provided the knight with a kiss. Palin told The Times “When we were writing Python in 1973, there was much more homophobia – or, rather, not homophobia exactly, but awkwardness of dealing with the whole subject of homosexuality,” and that it could clearly not be used in present day.
There are more than fifty notebooks filled with unused material from both Monty Python films that will be part of the exhibition. The show will consists of the creators work from 1965 to 1987. According to BBC Michael Palin has given permission to let the unused sketches be produced for any showing. I think all fans are ready to see these new sketches to be brought to life!
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