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Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life Trivia

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Trivia, fun facts and more for the 1983 Comedy movie starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam et al.
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The skyscrapers seen at the end of "The Crimson Permanent Assurance" are taken from actual buildings in various cities, including a replica of the IDS Center in Minneapolis (Terry Gilliam's hometown).
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Jane Leeves of "Frasier" is an extra in the 'Christmas in Heaven' musical sequence.
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In the opening scene of the actual movie, Graham Chapman is seen playing a doctor. In real life, Graham actually went to college to become a doctor, but instead opted for Python. Aren't we all glad?
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This is the one Python Movie that doesn't feature one of the classic Pepperpots from Flying circus.
Contributed by: Kat
Which one character has been in all of the Python movies? Give up? God, in one way or another!
Contributed by: Mike
Scorpio from Gladiators was one of the running topless girls. It was her first job in London after having been in Miss World earlier that year.
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Originally called "Monty Python's Fish Film".
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While writing this film, the Python troupe decided to take a break and put on some shows at the famous Hollywood Bowl, which were filmed and released as Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982).
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Sensitive to the young actors in the "Every Sperm is Sacred" scene, Michael Palin actually says "... those little rubber things on the end of my sock"
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During the opening sequence, the title is struck by lightning on the bottom of the final "e". The resulting words, "The Meaning Of Liff", is also the title of a book written by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd, published in 1983. The coincidence was discovered shortly before either movie or book were released, but too late in production to change either.
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In the Find The Fish sketch, Terry Jones and Graham Chapman are joined by a green, elephant-like waiter creature that was a left over (unseen) costume from Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits (1981).
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