Monty Python are among the most legendary comedy troupes of all time. Yesterday they released a music video for "The Silly Walks Song" via YouTube. The video features video snippets of classic films and Monty Python's Flying Circus TV skits, alongside images of iconic figures. The refrain of "Money is the root of evil, money is the fruit of sin" is a little disturbing and full of social commentary. Watch above.
According to the YouTube description, the song "has been written for, and will be featured in, the upcoming Monty Python Live (Mostly)" O2 Arena shows in London this July. Currently, ten shows are scheduled and tickets are on sale. For more information, go to montypythonlive.com. The last time that Monty Python has performed together was at The Hollywood Bowl in 1980.
Monty Python's Michael Palin sat down with Greg James on Radio 1 earlier this week for a surprise interview to talk about the upcoming shows at the O2 Arena, as well as the history of Monty Python. Watch the full video below:
Highlights from the Michael Palin BBC Radio 1 interview:
It'll probably be the last time we go on stage together again... until the next one. When we did our first tour we called it the First Farewell Tour, so you can't believe us at all. But seriously, there are no plans to do any more, we've all got other stuff to do. It'll be the last one for a very long time – probably 2050.
It'll be fun... We've selected the material we're going to use. A lot of the rest of the thing is going to be production: we've got dancers, we've got songs, things that have to take place while we're all off doing our changes. We're all playing about ten different characters, and it takes time to change when you're 73.
Gigwise reports that the song will also be featured on a re-release of the group's 1989 album Monty Python Sings.