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March 17th, 2020, 17:30
Since we're all going to have lots of time on our hands either now or in the near future, here's a thread that could only be made or found interesting by people with lots of time on their hands.

Monty Python's other stuff.

Firstly, just out of curiosity, I've dug through IMDB to find out which computer games the various members of MP have appeared in, with some quite interesting results.

Secondly, I've done a top 11 Pythonesque films for anyone who's worn out all the regular MP stuff and would like to wallow in the genre some more or just see the kinds of good stuff they did together after or alongside MP. Movies ranked purely by how many Pythons were involved in the production and how many are on show generally. Does not include the many cool movies where only one Python is present. Cinema releases only, no TV movies.

So, first up…

A list of video games where one can experience MP'ers.

All of them apart from Graham Chapman:
The Meaning of Life (1997)
Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail (1996)

Both John Cleese & Terry Jones:
Starship Titanic (1998)

Terry Jones:
Blazing Dragons (1996)

Terry Gilliam:
The Unfinished Swan (2012)

Eric Idle:
102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue (2000)
Discworld II: Missing Presumed…!? (1996)
Discworld (1995)

John Cleese:
Raid: World War II (2017)
The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind (2017)
The Elder Scrolls Online (2014)
Smart As (2012)
Fable III (2010)
Shrek the Third (2007)
Jade Empire (2005)
Time Troopers (2004)
Everything or Nothing (2003)
007 Racing (2000)
The World is Not Enough (2000)

So Cleese is certainly the most gamer friendly MPer, though I'd argue Eric Idle's Rincewind from Discworld is still the most memorably iconic of the lot. Look at all those RPGs in Cleese's library tho!

And now for something completely different:

The top 11 Pythonesque movies:

No.1 - The Wind in the Willows AKA Mr Toad's Wild Ride (1996) 6.3 on IMDB

Has both a writing and directing credit for a Python - Terry Jones
Stars almost the whole caboodle of them - Cleese, Palin, Idle, Jones

No. 2 - Yellowbeard (1983) 6.0

Has a Python writing credit - Graham Chapman
Stars a good three of them - Chapman, Idle, Cleese

No. 3 - Jabberwocky (1977) 6.2

Has both a writing and directing credit for a Python - Terry Gilliam
Stars Palin but also has big bit parts for both Gilliam and Jones

No. 4 - Time Bandits (1981) 7.0

Has both writing and directing credits for multiple Pythons - Gilliam & Palin
Stars both Cleese and Palin

No. 5 - Fierce Creatures (1997) 6.4

Has multiple writing credits for Pythons - Cleese (main) & Jones, Palin (ideas)
Stars both Cleese & Palin

No. 6 - A Fish Called Wanda (1988) 7.5

Has both writing and directing credit for a Python - Cleese
Stars both Cleese and Palin

No. 7 - Splitting Heirs (1993) 5.6

Has a writing credit for a Python - Idle
Stars both Idle and Cleese

No. 8 - Erik the Viking (1989) 6.3

Has a writing and directing credit for a Python - Jones
Has strong bit parts for both Jones and Cleese

No. 9 - The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) 7.2

Has both a writing and directing credit for a Python - Gilliam
Major supporting cast for Idle

No. 10 - Brazil (1985) 7.9

Has both a writing and directing credit for a Python - Gilliam
Major supporting cast for Palin

No. 11 - Absolutely Anything (2015) 6.0

has both a writing and directing credit for a Python - Jones
Important bit-part for all five (at the time) still living Pythons, voice only

Weirdly enough, I've only seen exactly 5 and a half of these movies, which is, bizarrely, exactly half of them.
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March 17th, 2020, 17:41
Also, The Utter and Complete History of Britain (not a full Phyton production but close enough).

Part 1
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(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo9S0efJRTg)

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March 17th, 2020, 17:50
Ah yes, of course, there's all the TV etcetera as well, though even for me that would have made the OP waaaay too long, lol, but I shall still be enjoying that content if it arrives
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March 17th, 2020, 17:55
You forgot Gilliam's The Fisher King. Not a bad flick.
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March 17th, 2020, 18:04
I didn't forget it, no Pythons appear in it, you'll have to read the rules again.
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March 17th, 2020, 18:09
Bah. Didn't Gilliam give himself a cameo? I'm not sure at all, but I'm going with that…
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March 17th, 2020, 18:26
Even if he did, it would still only make a single Python, to which that would probably make it something like 35th most Pythonesque movie, lol.

I do agree it's a great film though. One of those film you have to be in a specific mood for to watch though as it's very slow, intelligent, atmospheric with a hint of manic depression. Not for those who are already close to the edge and in reach of sharp objects or lengthy twine and the like.
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Guess I can't mention maybe my favorite, 12 Monkeys, too.
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You can mention anything you like, but if you bring me into it I'll respond
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March 17th, 2020, 19:45
Yellowbeard also has the famous Marty Feldman in it. He died close to the end of the making.

Video games : "Monty Python's Complete Wate Of Time" - that can be called a "video game", that is. ;D

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March 17th, 2020, 21:49
I've not watched Yellowbeard in at least five years, now I've the urge to fire it up real soon, thanks! This was a great idea for a thread, btw.
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Marty Feldman was a pretty memorable guy.
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Originally Posted by Carnifex View Post
I've not watched Yellowbeard in at least five years, now I've the urge to fire it up real soon, thanks! This was a great idea for a thread, btw.
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Yellowbeard was definitely a good one. That and Brazil (which is more serious) would be tops on my list.

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March 18th, 2020, 19:57
I am currently watching "A full circle", one of many traveling documentaries by Michael Palin (1997).

Also there is the german Game "Biing!" which is an hospital management simulation.
It's for adults, contains lots of nudity, but got very good scores in professional press and is pretty well made and has a good and challenging economy system.
I doubt that they asked MP for permission though.
Besides of the humor and the name, which refers to the machine which does "Biing!", it uses a sound snippet "and now to something completely different" after the intro…which has nothing to do with the game at all.
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March 18th, 2020, 20:28
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Marty Feldman was a pretty memorable guy.
In our firm there works someone having almost the same look and face. He is a really nice person, very, very funny. Lots of good humour !
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You'd almost have to be.
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