Everything I ever needed to know about _____* I learned from Monty Python : *history, art, poetry, communism, philosophy, the media, birth, death, religion, literature, Latin, transvestites, botany, the French, class systems, mythology, fish slapping, and many more! / Brian Cogan, Ph.D., and Jeff Massey, Ph.D.
"Throughout their four seasons on British television (and well into the troupe's movies and assorted solo projects), Monty Python became a worldwide comic phenomenon not only for taking serious subjects and making them silly, but also for taking silly subjects and treating them seriously. As a result, the Pythons provided a treasure trove of erudite 'in' jokes, offering sly allusions to subjects as diverse as T.S. Elliot's Murder in the Cathedral (as part of a weight-loss infomercial) and proper Latin conjugation (as explained by a Roman centurion to a Jewish zealot painting anti-Roman graffiti). It was this combination of the uniquely highbrow, but silly, humor that inspired countless followers (Saturday Night Live, to name three...er, one"--Dust jacket.