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Then you come back and meet, everybody reading their material. If it is laughed at, it is put in one pile. ”61 Idle’s tongue-in-cheek description is validated by other members of the group. The only Python who worked largely on his own was Gilliam, because the animation was, for him, a one-person operation. But his animation, reviewed and commented on by the other members of the group, was in the spirit of the sketches and the Python humor. S. 63 Whether the failure to provide an advantageous viewing time was due to BBC budgetary constraints or to administrative resistance to the style and substance of the Pythons’ work (a form of censorship as mentioned earlier), the show initially suffered in audience ratings.
Moral majority” groups such as Mary Whitehouse’s National Viewers and Listeners Association mounted opposition to the program. The Pythons antagonized vocal conservative and fundamentalist constituencies that were part of the growing backlash against the “permissive” society. Increasingly, the series had to confront challenges from conservative social groups in Britain in the form of complaints to the BBC and government politicians through vitriolic letters, organized public meetings, and appearances on talk shows, but the Pythons found ways to address their critics’ complaints by incorporating their opponents’ objections into the comic material of the Flying Circus through the role 23 Monty Python’s Flying Circus 24 of the “Vox Pops” (the people’s voice).
Predictable styles of television representation are de-familiarized by being “emptied” and replaced “with something ludicrous,”66 as in the sketch “The Attila the Hun Show,” featuring Cleese, Palin, Chapman, Idle, and Cleveland. The linking of recognizable stock film footage (drawn from not one but several archival sources) to situation comedy produces a jarring effect. Both the “epic” cinematography and the sitcom are emptied of their familiar contexts through association with each other and made to appear ludicrous.