Flying Circus and More edition
Tomorrow marks the 42nd anniversary of the debut of Monty Python’s Flying Circus on the BBC. To celebrate, we’ve slapped together a side of our favorite Python characters in an old-fashioned 4-2-4.
GK — Black Knight — Like all great keepers, he allows nothing, not even dismemberment, to stop him from triumphing.
LB — Ron Obvious — With his record of physical feats, like jumping the English Channel and running to Mercury, surely playing a little left back won’t be a problem.
CB — Aristotle — Very much the man in form, if this is to be believed:
CB — Lumberjack — Our system requires an old-fashioned center-half alongside the sweeper Aristotle, and our rugged, manly barber-turned-Lumberjack fits the bill.
RB — Pet Shop shopkeeper — By the time this nameless shopkeeper’s through with him, the opponent’s left-sided attacker will have been convinced to attack his own goal.
CM — Reg — The leader of the People’s Front of Judea and our captain; his passion for the cause and hatred for our rivals is unmatched.
LW –‘ It’s’ Man — Has a bit of trouble with his finishing, but he’ll transverse all manner of environments and tackles to have a shot at it.
CF — Cardinal Ximenez — Among the weapons in this striker’s arsenal are fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, and an almost fanatical devotion to the pope. He’s always finding positions in the box where no one expects him to be in order to score timely goals.
CF — Taunting Frenchman — Nobody’s more offensive than him. You cannot frighten him with your silly knees-bent running around advancing behavior.