Monty Python

Writing the show

The Monty Python team soon had their own writing styles and groups.
John Cleese would write with Graham Chapman and often create surreal humour. Terry Jones and Michael Palin kept their old writing partnership and Eric Idle wrote on his own, normally a witty verbal sketch. Terry Gilliam was not involved with writing the shows as such but instead provided animations for the shows.
According to John Cleese there were a lot of "Artistic Fights" within the group over the show's content and now and again furniture would be thrown and people would storm out of the room. This was probably the main disadvantage with having five writers all battling for the biggest ego.


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