Sunday, February 19, 2006

PBS Brings Back Only Reason to Watch PBS

PBS ("Perpetually Begging System"), having tried to attract an audience with such appealing programming as Bill Moyers on why America is always too conservative politically and religiously, second-tier motivational speakers on why America is always unmotivated, and various nostalgia music acts on why America always has awful taste in music, now returns to its one reliable program, a BBC production, of course.

Their programming executives have apparently intoned the immortal words, "And now for something completely different."

Monty Python's Flying Circus, gentle readers, is back.

PBS will air a series of Python "Personal Best" excerpts and interviews in February and March, warming up the audience for the reintroduction of the original shows in April. Gentle readers should note that their tax dollars will buy them email reminders of the airing times on their local affiliates, should they complete the form linked on the page linked above.

How splendid will this spring be? Kiefer Sutherland will be killing terrorists, and John Cleese will be attempting to buy cheese from Michael Palin. Who could ask for more?

2 comments:

JB in CA said...

PBS is also in the midst of airing Dickens's Bleak House (another BBC production) on Sunday nights. It, too, is excellent.

Anonymous said...

What a piece of day-making news! I've missed that wonderful program. Of course, my wife might disagree about it being wonderful, but that's what 2 TVs are for. :-)

Dave O.