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It's a 'Monty Python Live (Mostly)' reunion at bay area movie theaters

Michael Palin, left, and Eric Idle perform on the opening night of  "Monty Python Live (Mostly)" in London. [Getty Images]

Michael Palin, left, and Eric Idle perform on the opening night of "Monty Python Live (Mostly)" in London. [Getty Images]

Clever wordplayers they are, the famed British comedy troupe naming their farewell concerts Monty Python Live (Mostly). The title may refer to a portion of the show at London's O2 arena that, according to reviews, is dedicated to Terry Gilliam's prerecorded, absurdist animation, a staple of the group's Flying Circus television show.

Or it could be a cheeky nod to missing cast member Graham Chapman, whose death in 1989 effectively pooped the Python party until the current reunion. Such a joke would skirt the boundaries of good taste, scattering propriety to the winds. So, that's likely what the boys meant.

Monty Python Live (Mostly) concludes its nostalgic run Sunday, and you can see every silly walk, singing lumberjack and dead parrot in a live telecast at more than 400 movie theaters nationwide. Show time is 2:30 p.m., due to a five-hour time difference with London.

The list includes four Tampa Bay locations: Regency 20 in Brandon, Park Place 16 in Pinellas Park, Woodlands Square 20 in Oldsmar and Citrus Park 20 in Tampa. Tickets are $18, available at Fandango.com and participating box offices. Now, if we can just convince the theaters to add Spam to their concession stands, the afternoon is complete.

It's a 'Monty Python Live (Mostly)' reunion at bay area movie theaters 07/16/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:41am]

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