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Members of British comedy troupe Monty Python, left to right, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones pose for a photograph during a media event in central London, June 30, 2014. The surviving members of Monty Python will perform at London's O2 Arena from July 1. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

Swan song for dead parrot? Pythons say reunion will be last

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By Michael Roddy

LONDON (Reuters) - The dead parrot routine, the Spanish Inquisition and the silly walk will all be performed on stage this week for what the five remaining members of the Monty Python comedy team, all in their 70s, said on Monday will probably be their last reunion.

"Monty Python Live (mostly): One Down, Five to Go" opens at London's cavernous O2 arena on Tuesday for 10 performances with the last one on July 20 to be broadcast worldwide.

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