I had intended to do some blogging after I checked my email, but my email provider isn't letting me log in. Oh well, guess I can do some light blogging now.
Here's a neat and thoughtful reminiscence of Monty Python's Flying Circus. In other places I've seen it noted that Python's political humor was vague and general, not aimed at anyone or anything specifically. There was mention in one episode of "Margaret Thatcher's naughty bits", but that was a random bit of silliness. Bustillos makes the point that this abstractness gave them freedom to ask questions about the nature of authority.
The article also provides an excerpt of John Cleese's eulogy for Graham Chapman, which may actually be the last classic Python skit.