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As Monty Python's Flying Circus got into the groove of absurdity on a weekly schedule, they began creating some of their most memorable characters. Gumby is one such figure, a screaming idiot in knickers and a handkerchief on his head. It seems so fitting that he would make his first appearance in "Man's Identity Crisis at the Latter Half of the Twentieth Century" (a.k.a. episode 5), albeit in a primitive form (if that's not an oxymoron). But no, that's not enough for the Pythons, who pack this episode with the extremely silly Confuse a Cat, the not-quite-as-silly Erotic Film highlights, and the slightly-more-silly John Cleese interviewing not-quite-so-silly Graham Chapman for a management training course with questions a public-school education never prepared him for. Episode 6, "It's the Arts," features the ever-popular Dull Life of a City Stockbroker, Graham Chapman as an insane (and very loud) American film producer, and a lovely assortment of treats from the Whizzo Chocolate Company (their specialty is Crunchy Frog, but I hear the Anthrax Ripple is also quite good). These episodes are light on favorite skits but exhibit a confidence in the free-association logic that became the hallmark of the show. --Sean Axmaker
Contains: Episode 5: "Man’s Crisis of Identity in the Latter Half of the Twentieth Century," Episode 6: "It’s the Arts" Contains ample duck, cat and lizard, clocks smuggled directly from Switzerland, erotic film, excepts from the dull life of a city stockbroker and a Scotsman on a horse.
If you ever watched this show then this is the DVD to buy. If you haven't picks this up and have a great laughing and wanting for more. You will end up singing or at least having a few sonmgs stuck in you head. As you can't really see them on TV much anymore buy this set.