Have you forgotten how good they are? Sure, by the time The Meaning Of Life was released in 1983, Britain's brilliant absurdists were leaning toward crudity. But in Life Of Brian (1979) and The Holy Grail (1975) they created two of the funniest films of all time.
For all the controversy, Brian pillories religion while remaining respectful to Mr Christ, and Grail's ramshackle take on Arthurian legend only improves with age. Okay, so their cinematic debut, And Now For Something Completely Different (1971), is essentially just the team's top TV sketches re-recorded and strung together. But while the result is unavoidably episodic, it's still capable of busting guts.