I was first introduced to their inane brilliance as a child by my father who would play Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album in the car. Mum was not a fan, so this was probably the only place he could indulge in this pleasure (when she was not in the car, of course).
I like their movies but I really like their television series which ran from 1969 to 1974.
I know that Monty Python's comedy is not to everybody's tastes but I wanted to share an incredibly silly sketch that makes me happy. Here are Eric Idle and Graham Chapman in all their ridiculous glory: