"...I loved Monty Python...but always seemed to be involved with someone who hated them. The amount of dislike from some Americans for the group always astounded me. And the people who claimed they couldn't see anything funny about "British humor" was large."
I don't think it was just an American thing. The whole generation gap had just really kicked in to gear, and there were many, many older Brits who didn't have a clue as to what we young un's were laughing at.
I remember my dad, one of the funniest people I've ever known, just scratching his head at all "that nonsense".
One could see it everywhere during the sixties. The po faced establishment overwhelmed by the brash younger generation in their damned mini skirts and John Lennon sunglasses.
Before the late fifties, the younger generation were just a clone of their parents. By the time the Beatles, Stones and Python had arrived, the younger generation were suddenly seen as something quite alien.