I'd been waiting for this for over a month. Today there was a simulcast to movie theaters all over the world of the last performance of "Monty Python Live (Mostly)" also referred to as "One Down, Five to Go," a reference to the fact one of the original troupe, Graham Chapman, passed away in 1989. That isn't to say Graham wasn't present. There was footage from the old series, including, early in the performance, Chapman's military officer who would show up to stop things if they were getting too silly -- which is just what he was doing there.
I don't want to say what was in the show in too much detal as this will probably be out on DVD in the near future -- at least, I hope it will.Old friends in new appearances included the Parrot sketch, the Lumberjack Song, the Philosopher's Drinking Song, Spam, "Every Sperm is Sacred," and plenty of others. There were also some guest stars in the show. Be on the look out for the maybe, maybe not celebrity in the "Blackmail" TV series and what happens to the scientific expert talking about the errors in "The Galaxy Song."
It was like a reunion tour of The Rolling Stones, with the troupe mostly performing their greatest hits, which is just what the audience wanted to see. And, yes, Carol Cleveland is there, too, still looking pretty good.
This is said to be the final performance every of the group together -- probably. If it was, they went out in style. It ws worth the $18 ticket.