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Monty Python's 'Ministry of Silly Walks' app now available for Android and iOS

The star of the sketch and subsequent app.
The star of the sketch and subsequent app.Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

In case you weren't born until after the 1970's or you're an extremely determined Europhobe, Monty Python was a comedy troupe that innovated surreal humor and pushed the limits of censorship and accepted social and comedic norms. The comedy group has spawned a successful television series, three acclaimed films, and even musicals.

The Ministry of Silly Walks is a beloved sketch from the twisted minds of Monty Python, and now it's making the transition to the interactive medium of video games.

Gameplay will consist of guiding a silly walking animated John Cleese through perils and obstacles. With nothing but Cleese's long legs and trusty umbrella to aid them, players will jump, slide, glide, and walk their way through boxes, pigeons, garbage receptacles, and construction. Scattered throughout the levels are coins that can be collected and used to buy funny costumes. Players will also be treated to a jolly rendition of The Liberty Bell Theme and a hilarious vocal performance from John Cleese himself.

This is not the first Monty Python property to be adapted to game. It will be following the footsteps of video game adaptions of beloved Monty Python media such as their feature films Monty Python and The Holy Grail, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, and their television series Monty Python's Flying Circus.

If you consider yourself rather interested in silly walks, you can pick it up for iOS and Android for the price of 99 cents. Perhaps with enough funding, another silly walk can be successfully developed.