When I was kid and just started watching Monty Python, I used to watch
the whole episode and think well that was sort of a lifeless outing.
Then I would go to school and attempt to explain to a friend a small
element of the show. It was in the explaining it to others that the
absurdity of a 16 ton weight falling on a man's head or a soldier
attacking his drill instructor with a banana came alive for me. I would
laugh for about a half hour. That is what I still love about it. When
I'm down or feeling dull, an image of 22 philosophers on a soccer pitch
will come to me, and I can still burst out laughing, although I haven't
seen the episode for twenty years. Baby, that's comedy.