Another Monty Python Record, released in the U. It was clear that their new series would now seem less original, and Jones in particular became determined the Pythons should innovate. Cleese confirmed that "most of the sketches with heavy abuse were Graham's and mine, anything that started with a slow pan across countryside and impressive music was Mike and Terry's, and anything that got utterly involved with words and disappeared up any personal orifice was Eric's".
But Also. Monty Python's Flying Circus, a weekly sketch comedy series, premiered that October; after becoming a major hit throughout Europe, the troupe recorded 's Monty Python's Flying Circus LP, a set of new performances of television material recorded in front of a live audience including their legendary "dead parrot" sketch, "The Pet Shop".
After a few days, they would join together with Gilliam, critique their scripts, and exchange ideas. In general, the work of the Oxford-educated members Jones and Palin was more visual, and more fanciful conceptually e. When a new direction for "Grail" was decided upon, the subplot of Arthur and his knights wandering around a strange department store in modern times was lifted out and recycled as the aforementioned TV episode.