It was on this date, December 5, 1974, that the last episode of the ground-breaking BBC-TV comedy series, “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” was shown on British television. The six-member writer/actor group included John Cleese, Graham Chapman (d. 1989), Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam. “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” was broadcast as 46 30-minute episodes beginning on 5 Oct 1969.
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Originally published December 2003 by Ronald Bruce Meyer.
In an earlier age, a Deist of Pope's beliefs would have been tried and either burned or hanged for impiety. Today, no longer having the power to do that, they embrace him as a "Catholic poet."