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Monty Python reunion due to South Park duo

1 of 1 Matt Stone and Trey Parker suggested the reforming of Monty Python
Matt Stone and Trey Parker suggested the reforming of Monty Python

South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have been credited with bringing Monty Python back together.

Terry Jones told Ham&High that the long-time Python fans were partly responsible for reuniting the comedy group.

John Cleese, Michael Palin, Jones, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam announced today (November 21) that they will play a one-off show at London's O2 Arena on July 1, 2014.

Jones said: "The South Park people brought us together, Matt Stone and Trey Parker.

"They approached us and suggested we should get together and do something together. That's what triggered the interest in the show."

When asked about Jones's comments on a Reddit AMA, Idle joked: "They are arrogant little twerps trying to get cheap publicity off our backs."

In 1999, Parker and Stone created a South Park sketch in tribute to Monty Python for its 30th anniversary. Idle also voiced a character for their 1999 movie Bigger, Longer & Uncut.

Dubbed One Down, Five to Go - in tribute to late member Graham Chapman - the Monty Python show will include a mixture of classic sketches and new material.

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