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Our Monty Python Madness Charity Event was a spiffing success!

Watch this Dallas Morning News Video of the event, or the videos from Quick as well.

Just look at all this inspired lunacy!









Even Sheela's sons teeth got into the spirit of the event!

Monty Python Madness Weekend and Charity Event
Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 15th, 16th and 17th

gumbyspamball-1.jpg Join us for three days of silliness as we raise funds for a worthy cause. Just look below for a list of events and ways to donate. Don't forget, 10% of all our proceeds for those three days go to Emily. So use that weekend to stock up on all your favorite British goodies and gifts and do something worthy at the same time!!!


Friday June 15th:
A Celebration Of Monty Python And The Holy Grail!

6 pm- 9 pm Open House and First Annual General Meeting of THE MONTY PYTHON APPRECIATION SOCIETY - free membership - come and hang out with some fellow Bruces, er, Python fans!
Complimentary refreshments: Tea and Biscuits (courtesy of Sir Three-Headed Knight) Camelot Cake with Fresh Berries From The Shrubbery
9pm Texas Largest All Coconut Orchestra-Free coconuts to first 100 participants
(approx 9:15pm)
Outdoor viewing of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" with extra live entertainment - $5 donation.
Bring your coconut halves and Be Part Of History! Join In The Record Breaking Largest All Coconut Orchestra In Texas!!!
In Case of Rain, Screening will be held indoors next to the Emporium Shop

Saturday June 16th

8 am Ministry Of Silly Walks Sponsored Marathon On Main Street starting at the Cotton Belt Depot (located at 705 S. Main St in Grapevine) and ending at The British Emporium. $5 Donation to enter. Registration begins at 7:30 am in front of the depot. there will be a brief address from the Minister of Silly Walks.
12 pm- 5 pm Random live In-Store Performances of Python skits! Live Bouzouki Music!
12 pm- 3 pm Argument Clinic will be open - $5 per argument.
12:15pm-12:45pm Gumby Flower Arranging and SPAM Cooking Demonstration
1 pm- 3pm Bicycle Repair Man Autograph session- $5 donation.
1 pm- 3 pm Have Your Photo Taken With a Viking! $5 donation.
1 pm - 2 pm "BobbySocks" The British Clown Policeman
4 pm - 4:30pm Monty Python Costume Contest Judging and awards ceremony
GRAND PRIZE: 2 Tickets to SPAMALOT courtesy of Dallas Summer Musicals, other prizes too!
4:45 pm Monty Python Sing-A-Long and Send off

Sunday June 17th

Fathers Day "Dads In Plaid" VERY SILLY SALE! 10% off for anyone dressed as a Lumberjack or a Mountie. Python Melodies will be played in-store!

Why we do it!!

IMG_3126.jpgThis is Emily. Like many girls her age she enjoys playing with friends, running, jumping, dancing. But Emily is now blocked from doing many of the things a girl of eleven should be able to do. Indeed from many of the things you and I take for granted. Emily has a neurological condition called Reflexive Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). This condition makes it feel, in Emily's words, " molten lava is being poured on my legs." The pain of this condition is excruciating and constant. Simple movement becomes nearly impossible, and even the slight touch of bed sheets can be unbearable. Emily has been battling this condition, as well as the rehabilitation of a paralyzed leg, for six months. The medical costs are staggering. That's why we are having this benefit for Emily and her family. Please help us to help them, and have a fun time doing it. For more information visit Emily's website at (

Want to have your Company support a team of silly walkers, arguement clinic clients, or get a group shot with a viking? Just use this official sponsorship form!
Sponsorship Form (downloadable Microsoft Word Document)

Free Watch Giveaway!

Saturday the 16th...Yes this is your chance to own a genuine imitation Colman's Mustard(TM) watch! Yes these watches will be given away for as long as supplies last. Don't be caught out. Now you too can join the" In" crowd and be able to tell time. Think of all the things you'll no longer miss Just because you will know what hour of the day it is! "No real cows were harmed in the making of these watches however several herds of faux bovines were killed so that these quality watches could have only the best imitation leather bands!"

Just Look at this list of Celebrities not appearing at this event!!:

john_cleese2.jpg John Cleese terry-gilliam.jpg Terry Gilliam
eric_idle.jpg Eric Idle Terry_Jones_rdax_560x373_80.jpg Terry Jones
palin_cat.jpg Michael Palin Graham Chapman
200px-CarolCleveland.jpg Carol Cleveland Queen_Elizabeth_II,0.jpg Helen Mirren
horatio_nelson.jpg Lord Viscount Horatio Nelson

And now a short public service announcement.


The octogenarian motor-cycle gang HELL'S GRANNIES has been spotted in the area. They are targeting young men and women, passers-by and red telephone boxes. If approached, do not look them in the eye. The offering of a cup of tea and a biscuit has been known to ward off vicious attacks. Notify authorities if seen!


And now for something Completely Different!

SPAMALOT opens June 19th in Dallas! &
From June 19th - July 8th bring in your ticket stub from SPAMALOT! and receive 10% off your purchase at our store. Come say hello at our display in the lobby at the show.


Some very nice things that people in very high places are saying about SPAMALOT.

"There is nothing wrong with a show that wants to do no more than entertain people and make them laugh. While so many musical comedies fall short in these goals, Monty Pythons SPAMALOT unquestionably delivers the goods." -
Mark Andrew Laurance,

"I was laughing most of the time - not so much that it ever hurt my sides, but I don't think a smile ever left my face for very long either" -
John Olsen, Talkin Broadway

Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python's SPAMALOT is the outrageous new musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic "Monty Python and The Holy Grail." Directed by Tony Award Winner Mike Nichols, with a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award -winning team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez, SPAMALOT tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on thier quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences everywhere are eating up SPAMALOT.