Monty Python has not, repeat not, been ignored by academia. Here are links to but a few of the scholarly studies which look at, examine, discuss, evaluate, appraise, assess, analyse and otherwise probe the Monty Python oeuvre, and its wider, and narrower, implications, entailments, illations, connotations, inferences, and ramifications.
● Monty Python and the Mathnavi: The Parrot in Indian, Persian and English Humor in Iranian Studies, Volume 36, 2003 – Issue 1
● The Animation of Marginal Decorations in “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” in Arthuriana, Vol. 14, No. 4, 2004, pp. 45-58
● Acephalic History: A Bataillian Reading of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. in: Ashton G., Kline D.T. (eds) Medieval Afterlives in Popular Culture. The New Middle Ages. Palgrave Macmillan, New York
● Using Monty Python and The Holy Grail to Teach the van Hiele Model for Geometric Thought and Logic in The Ohio Journal of School Mathematics, 2010
● The ageing body in Monty Python Live (Mostly) in the European Journal of Cultural Studies, Volume: 21 issue: 3, page(s): 382-394
● Can we learn anything from Monty Python? in the BMJ. 2006 Aug 5; 333(7562): 292.
Copyright Note: The illustration depicts an official UK Royal Mail stamp :
Stamp name: Monty Python
Value: First Class
Release date: 1 April 2015
About this stamp
“The Monty Python team of six – Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin – created surreal comedy sketch show ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’ in 1969. This stamp shows John Cleese as a civil servant in the recurring sketch ‘The Ministry of Silly Walks’”.