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Monty Python's giant dead parrot lands in London

Londoners are more used to seeing pigeons in the UK capital, but a 50ft-long fibreglass model of a dead blue parrot has been installed on the Southbank in homage to Monty Python. The sculpture, designed by Dave Crosswell, Iain Prendergast and Toby Crowther, was commissioned to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first screening of the famous pet shop scene. The model is due to travel to the O2 in Greenwich where the final Monty Python show live is being performed by the last Pythons—Cleese, Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones on 20 July.