Monty Python on Jimmy Fallon

Monty Python on Jimmy Fallon


We don’t usually post video from late night shows like Jimmy Fallon’s unless they contain something very special. Well, in this case, these three videos do contain something very special. In a very rare TV appearance, the surviving members of the legendary Monty Python appeared on television as guests on Jimmy Fallon last night — and we’ve got video.

On the show, Fallon asked the guys about how they started the group, where they got their name and their new IFC documentary. Plus, Eric Idle got up on stage with The Roots to perform the Python classic “Always Look On The Bright Side of Life.” I’m not going to lie, I love Monty Python and seeing these guys together sure is fun. Yes, I realize they were probably on the show in large part to promote their upcoming IFC documentary but who cares, its frakking Monty Python!

Anyway, be sure to check out the three videos (complete with descriptions) after the break. Monty Python’s IFC documentary “Almost the Truth” airs October 18-23 on the channel.

Jimmy asks Monty Python’s John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, and Terry Jones how they would describe Monty Python and how they came up with the name.

Jimmy talks to Monty Python’s Cleese, Gilliam, Idle, and Jones about their IFC documentary and the Monty Python animations.

Monty Python’s Eric Idle performs “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” with The Roots.

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