Monty Python's Flying Circus

And now for something completely different: Monty Python's Flying Circus was simply the most influential comedy program television has ever seen. Five Englishmen, all working under the constraints of conventional TV shows such as The Frost Report (for which the five Englishmen wrote), gathered together with an expatriate American in the spring of 1969 to break the rules. The result, first airing on BBC-1 on October 5, 1969, has influenced countless future men and women in the media and comedy since.

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Season From To Episodes
All Seasons
Specials April 1971 September 2019 67
Season 1 October 1969 January 1970 13
Season 2 September 1970 December 1970 13
Season 3 October 1972 January 1973 13
Season 4 October 1974 December 1974 6
Unassigned Episodes 16
Season From To Episodes
All Seasons
Specials 0
Season 1 October 1969 November 1969 6
Unassigned Episodes 122
Absolute ordering places all episodes in a single ordered season. This is generally used for anime.
Season From To Episodes
Season 1 October 1969 December 1974 45
Unassigned Episodes 83
Name Number of Episodes Dates
Terry Jones 55 10/05/1969 - 10/05/1999
Terry Gilliam 52 10/12/1969 - 10/05/1999
Ian MacNaughton 47 10/05/1969 - 10/05/1989
John Howard Davies 4 10/05/1969 - 10/26/1969
Aubrey Powell 1 03/25/2010
Terry Hughes 1 06/25/1982
Elaine Shepherd 1 10/05/1999
Owen Harris 1 10/19/2011
Bill Jones 1 10/03/2009
Ben Timlett 1 10/03/2009
Alan G. Parker 1 10/03/2009
Roger Graef 1 11/13/2014
Tony Bilbow 1 12/19/1974
Jon Riley 1 01/01/2007
Name Number of Episodes Dates
Graham Chapman 52 10/05/1969 - 11/02/2012
Eric Idle 51 10/05/1969 - 03/25/2010
Michael Palin 51 10/05/1969 - 10/05/1999
John Cleese 48 10/05/1969 - 10/05/1999
Neil Innes 3 10/31/1974 - 12/05/1974
Douglas Adams 2 12/05/1974
David Sherlock 1 11/02/2012
John Du Prez 1 03/25/2010
Tim Brooke-Taylor 1 06/25/1982
Tony Roche 1 10/19/2011
Charles Alverson 1 04/15/1977

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