9 Catchphrases You Forgot Monty Python Invented

nudge, nudge

A review of the best lines from the legendary British comedy group.

Nov 20, 2013 | 10:02 PM

The five surviving members of Monty Python (Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam) have announced that they’ll be reuniting for an upcoming stage show, and the comedy world has exploded with glee. In case you were worrying whether the legendary sketch group’s comedic stylings would age well, here’s a list of catch phrases so ingrained in our culture we probably forget that Monty Python created them.

“It’s just a flesh wound”

“My brain hurts”

“And now for something completely different”

“I fart in your general direction”

“Bring out your dead”

“Alright, we’ll call it a draw”

“Help, I’m being repressed!”

“Nudge nudge, wink wink”

“Always look on the bright side of life”

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