Attendees of last night’s Manhattan premiere of the new documentary Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer’s Cut) at New York’s Ziegfeld Theatre got more than just the promised movie screening and Q&A with the five surviving Pythons (and a cardboard cutout of the one who died in 1989). They were also treated to a 10-year-old girl’s adorable version of the Spanish Inquisition sketch, an appearance by honorary member Carol Cleveland — brought onstage to field a question about the Pythons’ sexual performances (“They all have their little idiosyncrasies. And some have bigger ones.”) — and a curtain-closing rendition of Eric Idle’s “The Galaxy Song.” If you missed it, IFC has generously made the video available on its website, and we can definitely think of worse ways to kill a half hour this morning (working, for example). See it, after the jump.
Among our favorite bits (we were there!): The Pythons, instead of reading the questions submitted on note cards by audience members, mostly making up their own (“What was the biggest regret of your career, Michael?”, “Why is John no longer funny?”, “What was the date of the death of Cardinal Richlieu?”, etc.). Also, Michael Palin answering one about how to recognize sketches from ones written by the others: “Well, laughter for my material.”
Here’s the video:
View more from the reunion in our Party Lines slideshow.