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My Nipples Explode With Delight!! Today Marks The
40th Anniversary of MONTY PYTHON’S FLYING CIRCUS!!

I am – Hercules!! One of the most entertaining, innovative, seminal and ridiculously influential TV shows in the history of history, “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” debuted on BBC1 Monday, Oct. 5, 1969, at 10:55 p.m. I know this because I am somewhat coincidentally paused on the purely wonderful six-hour documentary “Monty Python: Almost The Truth,” which hits IFC Oct. 18-23. I’ll likely be jotting down more about the documentary later, but I wanted to commemorate the date. Remember that the lower-case term “spam,” meaning something both unwanted and unavoidable, is only one of the show’s insane number of contributions to modern culture: The show is also directly responsible for the single funniest motion picture ever forged:

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