No One Expects… Monty Python on YouTube!

Break out the comfy chair — famed British comedy troupe Monty Python now has a channel on YouTube. And in a very Python-esque manner, they’ve kicked the whole thing off with an introductory video that calls out YouTube users for ripping them off over the past three years.

From the Python channel page:

We know who you are, we know where you live and we could come after you in ways too horrible to tell. But being the extraordinarily nice chaps we are, we’ve figured a better way to get our own back: We’ve launched our own Monty Python channel on YouTube.

The channel currently has 24 videos, mixing classic clips from Python TV shows and movies along with interviews from cast members. According to the intro video, not only is this an attempt to wrest control from people posting illicit content, but also to provide higher-quality versions of clips instead of cruddy ones. And I’m sure having ads run over the bits doesn’t hurt either.

Hat tip to ePredator.