Monty Python on Public TV in 1975



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KERA-TV in Dallas was the first PBS station to broadcast Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and it was the Pythons’ first stop in the US after the premier of Monty Python and the Holy Grail in Los Angeles in 1975. This interview footage first aired live on KERA that year, and hasn’t been seen by the public since. It was discovered on an old reel that had been saved by an engineer, and as you can see, it cuts off after about 14 minutes… the engineer taped over the rest. It’s a look at the group being candidly questioned by fans at the peak of their fame and creative powers.

Provided by The Sound of Young America, a public radio show about things that are awesome. On the web at ; clip is downloadable at