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The idea for Monty Python's Flying Circus was first talked over in a conference room in the BBC Television Centre in June of last year. Round the table sat John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Ian McNaughton, John Howard Davies, who directed the first four episodes for Monty Python, and Barry Took, who had brought the five together under the BBC's banner. Barry Took introduced everyone then left. They then started to thrash out a format, if you could call it that, for the series. Very quickly Ian realized that the writers' humor was my humor, and we knew we would have fun doing the show. The only difficulty was--a title. We chose Monty Python's Flying Circus for three carefully considered reasons: one, because as far as we knew, there was no-one called Monty Python; two, because it had nothing to do with flying; three, because it was not a circus. Monty Python's Flying Circus has something to amuse anyone with a sense of humour which includes, I hope, all of us.