Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

One of the most influential and beloved sketch comedy series of all time, Monty Python’s Flying Circus informed every comedy that came after it from Chapelle’s Show to Inside Amy Schumer. Some sketches from Flying Circus have snowballed into such mega popularity that people forget the show they originated from, like the one involving the Spanish Inquisition and the one where that pet shop owner convinces a customer that a dead parrot is asleep. We have all the members of Monty Python to thank for some of the best comedy of all time, and it’s all on display in this series.