"Monty Python crowd; half of them came from Cambridge, and half of them came from Oxford. But, there seems to be this jewel, this sort of two headed tradition of doing comedy, of doing sketches, and that kind of thing"
- Rowan Atkinson
About this Quote
This quote by Rowan Atkinson speaks to the unique comedic tradition of the Monty Python crowd. He notes that half of the group came from Cambridge and half from Oxford, suggesting that the two universities had a strong influence on the group's comedic style. Atkinson also suggests that the two universities created a "jewel" of a comedic tradition, one that focused on sketches and other comedic forms. This quote speaks to the importance of the two universities in the development of the Monty Python group and their comedic style. It also speaks to the importance of comedy in British culture, and how the two universities have been able to create a unique comedic tradition that has been passed down through generations. The quote also speaks to the importance of collaboration and the power of two different universities coming together to create something special.
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