Friday, July 23, 2004

Python Rules!

What is the most influential British TV show of all time? According to a "panel of experts" it's Monty Python! Included amongst such shows as Pop Idol, Who Wants to be a Millionaire? and Steptoe and Son (the basis for the popular American show Sanford and Son), Monty Python was the show that most "changed the face of television."

I know this has nothing to do with crime fiction...I just always loved Monty Python. Even after 30 years, the troupe's work is still fresh, funny and wildly inventive. Their irreverence, spontaneity and boundary-pushing humor had a significant impact on the direction of comedy over the past 3 decades.