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The Official Monty Python YouTube Channel launch announcement
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YouTube is a video-sharing website, created in February 2005, on which users can upload, view and share videos.

The official YouTube channel for Monty Python was launched around late 2008, although it is listed as having been active since January 13, 2006. The channel offers presumably the best quality clips from the shows, movies, and specials as well as exclusive content. In return, they encourage viewers to purchase their products, generally by clicking on a provided link to Amazon.

As of April 14, 2012, the channel has at least 189,319 subscribers and 68 video clips that have at least 57,550,552 views.

Responding to Viewer CommentsEdit

Eric Idle's first response video
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A member of Monty Python has sporadically responded to select comments that have been posted either on clips or to the YouTube channel main page. Generally the comments selected are either obscure or susceptible to humorous ridicule.

To date, there are three response videos that have been posted. The first was posted on September 23, 2009 and featured Eric Idle, who recorded his responses while backstage during rehearsals for An Evening Without Monty Python. The second was posted on May 24, 2010 and again featured Eric, though this time he is in a recording studio. The third, and most recent, was posted on February 16, 2012 and featured John Cleese, who jokingly calls himself Michael Palin.

John Cleese's response video
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Both Eric and John have approached their responses with witty humor. Eric is more direct with his answers while John will occasionally give a long explanation to his. At least once did they each make political comments, Eric coming to his about Sarah Palin while in the middle of a rant about how Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) is a then-new Monty Python project and John addressing a suggestion that the likes of Sarah Palin, Christine O'Donnell and Glenn Beck would be ideal candidates for Upper Class Twit of the Year.

All three videos each contain at least one response to a comment posted regarding Monty Python's Life of Brian, although the comments in Eric's second video were more in relation to Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy). Both Eric and John each dealt with one video game related comment, Eric responding with a random post asking how to active the Death Cards in Call of Duty: World at War and John responding to one suggesting he should have voiced a Gatekeepr in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

ClipsEdit

Title Source Update Date Views
as of 4/14/2012
Notes
Black Knight Monty Python and the Holy Grail November 13, 2008 2,678,938
Killer Rabbit Monty Python and the Holy Grail November 13, 2008 1,110,317
Witch Village Monty Python and the Holy Grail November 13, 2008 417,969
French Taunter Monty Python and the Holy Grail November 13, 2008 781,604
Always Look On The Bright Side of Life Monty Python's Life of Brian November 13, 2008 8,905,080
Hermit Monty Python's Life of Brian November 13, 2008 395,239
Biggus Dickus Monty Python's Life of Brian November 13, 2008 1,990,556
Stoning Monty Python's Life of Brian November 13, 2008 1,889,698
Four Yorkshiremen Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl November 13, 2008 603,005
Lumberjack Song Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl November 13, 2008 807,931
Silly Olympics Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl November 13, 2008 1,631,389
Pope and Michaelangelo Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl November 13, 2008 480,701
Birth Monty Python's The Meaning of Life November 13, 2008 5,587,870
Galaxy Song Monty Python's The Meaning of Life November 13, 2008 1,304,332
Every Sperm is Sacred Monty Python's The Meaning of Life November 13, 2008 1,018,000
Penis Song Monty Python's The Meaning of Life November 13, 2008 874,500
Ministry of Silly Walks Monty Python's Flying Circus November 14, 2008 2,067,592 Series 2, Episode 1 - Face The Press
Argument Clinic Monty Python's Flying Circus November 14, 2008 2,787,647 Series 3, Episode 3 - The Money Programme
Job Interview Monty Python's Flying Circus November 14, 2008 1,036,385 Series 2, Episode 11 - How Not to Be Seen
Bicycle Repairman Monty Python's Flying Circus November 14, 2008 1,010,178 Series 1, Episode 3 - How to Recognise Different Types of Trees From Quite a Long Way Away
From The Vault #1 YouTube Exclusive Content November 14, 2008 203,217 Home movie footage from 1972 Canada tour
Monty Python Talks About... Music YouTube Exclusive Content November 14, 2008 228,158 John Cleese talks about his interest in music, or lack thereof
Monty Python Talks About... Writing YouTube Exclusive Content November 14, 2008 312,168 Eric Idle talks about how he never had a writing partner on Monty Python
The Monty Python Channel on YouTube YouTube Exclusive Content November 14, 2008 2,624,019 Official YouTube channel launch announcement
Constitutional Peasants Monty Python and the Holy Grail December 3, 2008 279,485
Cops & Robber Monty Python's Flying Circus December 3, 2008 113,118 Series 3, Episode 3 - The Money Programme
He's Not The Messiah Monty Python's Life of Brian December 3, 2008 1,239,990
Organ Donor Monty Python's The Meaning of Life December 3, 2008 343,985
The Parrot Sketch Monty Python's Flying Circus December 3, 2008 2,781,165 Series 1, Episode 8 - Full Frontal Nudity
Monty Python Talks About... Acting YouTube Exclusive Content December 9, 2008 118,146 Michael Palin talks about his earliest memories as an actor
Monty Python Talks About... Disneyland YouTube Exclusive Content December 9, 2008 168,717 Terry Gilliam talks about what he loved about Disneyland as a kid
Falling from Building Monty Python's Flying Circus December 18, 2008 188,272 Series 1, Episode 12 - The Naked Ant
Conquistador Coffee Campaign Monty Python's Flying Circus December 18, 2008 224,889 Series 2, Episode 11 - How Not to Be Seen
The Audit Monty Python's Flying Circus December 18, 2008 192,806 Series 1, Episode 7 - You're No Fun Anymore
Merchant Banker Monty Python's Flying Circus December 18, 2008 272,055 Series 3, Episode 4 - Blood, Devastation, Death, War and Horror
The Money Song Monty Python's Flying Circus December 18, 2008 482,900 Series 3, Episode 3 - The Money Programme
Christmas In Heaven Monty Python's The Meaning of Life December 24, 2008 329,073
Monty Pythons Talks About... Monty Python YouTube Exclusive Content January 13, 2009 97,418 Terry Jones talks about the various names they tried to call the show
Sit On My Face Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl January 13, 2009 548,176
Spam Monty Python's Flying Circus January 13, 2009 514,512 Series 2, Episode 12 - Spam
The Knights Who Say "Ni!" Monty Python and the Holy Grail January 13, 2009 559,263
What Have The Romans... Monty Python's Life of Brian January 14, 2009 400,780
Why I Love Monty Python "Monty Python Conquers America" Featurette January 17, 2009 572,819 David Hyde Pierce, Judd Apatow, Luke Wilson, Paul Rudd, Trey Parker & Matt Stone, Jimmy Fallon, Jay Roach and Hank Azaria talk about the influence of Monty Python
Argument Clinic The Secret Policeman's Balls January 21, 2009 59,159 1989 stage performance featuring Dawn French and Chris Langham
History of the Joke The Secret Policeman's Balls January 21, 2009 152,985 Stage performance featuring backstage footage
Parrot Sketch The Secret Policeman's Balls January 21, 2009 139,938 Stage performance
Monty Python Talks About... Youth YouTube Exclusive Content March 12, 2009 105,665 John Cleese talks about the confidence of youth while he is being irritated by birds
Monty Python Talks About... Studio Executives YouTube Exclusive Content March 12, 2009 105,665 Eric Idle talks about how studio executives ran the BBC when Monty Python's Flying Circus first aired
Dirty Fork Monty Python's Flying Circus March 12, 2009 257,376 Series 1, Episode 3 - How to Recognise Different Types of Trees From Quite a Long Way Away
Flying Lesson Monty Python's Flying Circus March 12, 2009 244,393 Series 2, Episode 3 - Déjà Vu
Hungarian Phrase Book Monty Python's Flying Circus March 12, 2009 409,161 Series 2, Episode 12 - Spam
Upper Class Twit of the Year Monty Python's Flying Circus March 12, 2009 285,892 Series 1, Episode 12 - The Naked Ant
Why I Love Monty Python's Spamalot Spamalot March 19, 2009 195,288 Advertisement for the 2009 United States tour of Spamalot
The Bridge of Death Monty Python and the Holy Grail May 22, 2009 423,197
Little Red Riding Hood Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl May 22, 2009 212,031
Mr. Creosote Monty Python's The Meaning of Life May 22, 2009 163,141
Romans Go Home Monty Python's Life of Brian May 22, 2009 408,357
Why I Want to See Monty Python's Spamalot Before it Ends Spamalot June 11, 2009 359,451 Final advertisement for the 2009 United States tour of Spamalot, reuses footage from previous advertisement
Eric Idle Responds to Your Fatuous Comments YouTube Exclusive Content September 23, 2009 445,470 Eric Idle responds to select comments that have been posted on the YouTube channel
Eric Idle Talks About An Evening Without Monty Python YouTube Exclusive Content September 29, 2009 140,989 Eric Idle promotes his An Evening Without Monty Python stage show with behind-the-scenes rehersal footage
Monty Python on iTunes YouTube Exclusive Content October 14, 2009 60,389 Announcement for the launch of the Monty Python section on the iTunes store
Galaxy Song Monty Python's The Meaning of Life October 14, 2009 1,304,332
Not The Messiah Trailer Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) February 18, 2010 406,446 Trailer for the one night theatrical screening
Eric Idle Responds to Your Fatuous Comments, Round #2 YouTube Exclusive Content May 24, 2010 243,243 Eric Idle once again responds to select comments posted on the YouTube channel
The Bright Side... Behind The Scenes Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) November 14, 2008 2,067,592 Behind-the-scenes featurette promoting the DVD, Blu Ray and Soundtrack release
Always Look on the Bridght Side of Life Sing-Along Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) June 7, 2010 1,625,077 Sing-along featurette from the DVD and Blu Ray release
John Cleese Carefully Considers Your Futile Comments YouTube Exclusive Content February 16, 2012 406,834 "Michael Palin" takes a stab at responding to select comments posted on the YouTube channel
Monty Python: The Holy Book of Days Commercial May 9, 2012 69,708 Advertising the The Holy Book of Days iPad application
Eric Idle's First Impressions YouTube Exclusive Content March 25, 2012 41,414 Eric Idle checks out The Holy Book of Days iPad application for the first time

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