Python Bytes is a true delight for fans of the legendary comic troupe. The video-on-demand app captures 22 of Monty Python’s best sketches from the show’s first series and then leaves it to the user to watch them in whatever order they please. The technological freedom fits perfectly with a brand of silly sketch comedy where everyone has a favorite.
With Python Bytes: Series 1 you can watch the Dead Parrot sketch until you’re blue in the face. Supposing that you don’t love all 22 clips on Python Bytes, you can actually “remove” a video from the listing which shuffles it automatically to the bottom of the pile. It won’t play on the app’s video loop, and you won’t have to bother with it until you decide you want to add it back into the mix later.
Even if you’ve already seen all of these skits 100 times over, there’s still something for the super fans to enjoy in Python Bytes: Series 1. Select sketches come complete with commentary tracks from the Python members. While it’s slightly disappointing that you can’t listen to the track while watching the sketch simultaneously, the stories they tell about some of the bits are almost as good as the original sketches themselves.
Whether you’re looking for an easy entry point to the humor of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, or you’re a big fan looking to have their best sketches at your fingertips at all times, Python Bytes: Series 1 is worth the purchase. About the only downside is the need to purchase a second app to get the best of Series 2 sketches.