Monty Python's Flying Circus was the first comedy album by Monty Python, released in 1970 by BBC Records. It collects sketches that first aired on the Monty Python's Flying Circus television series and changes some details. (For example, in the "Buying a Bed" sketch Mr. Lambert puts a bucket over his head, while in the TV version he puts paper bag over his head.) The Pythons mistakenly claim in the sketch preceding "Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson" that the record is in stereo because the BBC hadn't informed the troupe that they would be recording in mono.
This is the only Python comedy album that includes a laugh track, as the sketches were re-recorded before a studio audience.
The copyright to this record is still owned by the BBC and not the Pythons themselves.
- "Flying Sheep"
- "A Man With Three Buttocks"
- "Trade Description Act/Whizzo Chocolates"
- "Nudge, Nudge"
- "The Mouse Problem"
- "Buying a Bed"
- "Interesting People"
- "Lumberjack Song"
- "Sir Edward Ross"