Monty Python Lumberjack Sketch
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Monty Python Lumberjack Sketch

Publisher: Eyre Methuen
Publication Date: 2006 (Paperback)This anthology combines the materials that had been chosen by each one of the Pythons for his or her particular “Pocketful of Python” volumes – pocket-sized hardcovers introduced with the group’s 30th anniversary in 1999 (and which are now out of print).


“A Pocketful of Python: selected by John Cleese” – Includes “Eric the Half a Bee”; (skip) Anne Elk; Arthur “Two Sheds” Jackson; “We Are people!” from “Life of Brian”; Johann Gambolputty; and Word Association baseball. Preface by Michael Palin.

“A Pocketful of Python: Picked by Terry Gilliam” – Includes “I’m therefore Worried”; the reason why Accountancy isn’t Boring; and “Stan’s to Have kids” from “Life of Brian.” Preface by Eric Idle.

“A Pocketful of Python: Picked by Eric Idle” – Includes the Bruces’ “Philosophers tune”; “Mr. Cheeky” from “lifetime of Brian”; Chaos Theory Made Simple; The Film Rights for this Page continue to be readily available; Silly Walks; Python Literary Guild; and “Always Look on the vibrant Side of Life.” Preface by Terry Jones.

“A Pocketful of Python: Picked by Terry Jones” – Includes the Spam Sketch; “Every Sperm Is Sacred”; “The Lumberjack Song”; Albatross; and “Constitutional Peasants” from “Monty Python and the ultimate goal.” Preface by Terry Gilliam.

“A Pocketful of Python: chosen by Michael Palin” – Includes the Cheese Shoppe; the “Penis tune”; the “Knights Who Say ‘Ni!'”; the Pirahna Brothers; and The All-England Summerize Proust Competition. Preface by John Cleese.