I've seen all of the TV episodes and all of the movies but to be honest they're very patchy, hit and miss, some of the sketches are very memorable, original and funny but others were anything but. They also had a tendency to let an idea run for too long, so that what might have been funny in a two minute sketch lost all of its appeal once stretchered over the course of an entire episode. There was a lot of cross pollination and links with other TV series of the time, such as Do Not Adjust Your Set, Ripping Yarns, At Last The 1948 Show, Rutland Weekend Television....
Be aware that I am autistic, so my mind does not work in the same way as the minds of the majority of other people. I have a tendency to do things differently and to react in unexpected ways to situations. I may come across as quirky and eccentric or just plain weird. I am very literal and prone to 'black and white' thinking.
Tony Hendra (Ian Faith in "Spinal Tap") once wrote sneeringly of them that they were "a tribe of overeducated nitwits," hence endless and occasionally obscure historical riffs about Cardinal Richelieu, the Inquisition, Nelson/Trafalgar, Stanley Baldwin and such. If you know the history, it helps. Also lots of riffs on the Scots, including the legendary (and legendarily broke) Scots poet Ewen McTeagle and his poetic interpreters ("Since then, McTeagle has developed and widened his literary scope. Three years ago he concerned himself with quite small sums - quick bits of ready cash: sixpences, shillings, but more recently he has turned his extraordinary literary perception to much larger sums - fifteen shillings, £4. 12 and 6 ... even nine guineas ... But there is still nothing to match the huge sweep, the majestic power of what is surely his greatest work: 'Can I have fifty pounds to mend the shed?'").
I find few people impartial about Python: it's either love or hate in most instance. With me, it's love. Certainly helped that I took a lot of Eng. Hist courses in college umpteen years ago.