Reprinted to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the first broadcast of Monty Python’s Flying Circus on BBC Television in October 1969.
The extraordinary comic genius of Monty Python is on full display in this humour classic.
One of the most original and ground-breaking humour classics of all time, the Papperbok was compiled by the young Monty Python team at the height of their creative powers, and was published on the heels of the improbable success of the Monty Python’s Flying Circus television series.
A surreal delight, the Papperbok broke the mould for tie-in books, and was a testing ground for ideas equally as fresh and funny as the Flying Circus material. It is full of colourful and rude illustrations by Terry Gilliam, odd-ball instruction sheets, cod schoolboy stories about adventure and mischief, misleading horoscopes, informative and thrilling features such as ‘Hamster: A Warning’, ‘The Python Book of Etiquette’, and ‘The London Casebook of Detective René Descartes’, zany competitions, fake editorials, spurious film reviews, and some of the oddest miscellany ever pressed between the pages of a book.