John Cleese responding to YouTube comments in a video posted on the Monty Python channel. In this video, hear what elderberries taste like, Cleese’s take on religion, and what, exactly, constitutes true stupidity.
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Some of the funniest (and explicitly gory) scenes from the film Black Sheep, a quirky 2006 production from New Zealand that was on TV last night.
Maybe you have to have grown up around menacing herds of sheep to appreciate the humour…
I’ve been somewhat distracted over the past few days by the new Monty Python documentary “Almost the Truth” made by the son of Terry Jones that the Bravo! network has been showing, providing as it does wonderful insights into the iconic comedy troupe that I completely idolized as a kid and while this little clip isn’t from that program, it gives some of the flavour of its irreverent reflection on its history and general silliness…
It’s a bit strange watching the films and seeing the clips again, as all the lines come immediately back to mind — especially seeing as I have difficulty remembering much of anything at all these days. As kids however we used to re-enact many of these skits by heart, sometimes even in the shower room after a brutal and invariably filthy game of rugby then doing our best high-pitched, screechy pepperpot imitations to crack one another up…
Anyway, if you want to share your own Python memories, embed favourite Python clips from YouTube in the comments or whatever, feel free to do so
Jeff Horwich riffs on the recent Letterman “scandal” with a brilliant, Pythonesque ditty.
Speaking of Monty Python, here’s a supremely scary thought: it’s the 40th anniversary of that program. Yikes! Make you seem ancient, or what? So feel free to share your favourite Python sketch in the comments (embed the video if you can). One of my faves is a somewhat obscure one called “Mr. Neutron” (“the most dangerous man in the universe”)…
Skip the last half of it which drags on a bit and just gets altogether too silly, but the opening sequence is wonderfully absurd and Chapman’s deadpan acting is absolutely hilarious.
It just wouldn’t be Christmas without this timeless chestnut.
Update: Heaven indeed for some crown agencies who got “backstopped” to the tune of $5 billion while their “frozen” ABCPs (aka: asset-backed commercial papers) — that have been withering in transactional limbo because… the “strong fundamentals” underlying them are presently free-falling — manage to get a “free pass” bail-out/insurance policy when no one is looking. How sweet.
Missed this, but it seems even funnier in retrospect.
Oh! Come and see the
violence sexism inherent in the system!
“It’s sort of perplexing to me, because I’m a practical person and plainspoken also, but just cutting to the chase and calling things like I see them, just like most Americans. But this has not left a bitter taste in my mouth, the bitter shots taken by the mainstream media and by some of the elitism there in Washington…”
Help! Help! I’m being repressed!