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Discussion in 'Community' started by DarthTunick , Jan 7, 2020.

  1. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    The Pythons pay tribute...

    "I loved him the moment I saw him on stage at the Edinburgh Festival in 1963. So many laughs,moments of total hilarity onstage and off we have all shared with him. It’s too sad if you knew him,but if you didn’t you will always smile at the many wonderfully funny moments he gave us." -Eric Idle

    HE WAS A VERY NAUGHTY BOY!!...and we miss you.
    Terry was someone totally consumed with life.. a brilliant, constantly questioning, iconoclastic, righteously argumentative and angry but outrageously funny and generous and kind human being... and very often a complete pain in the ass.
    One could never hope for a better friend. Goodbye" -Terry Gilliam

    "Jusr heard about Terry J. Feels strange that a man of so many talents and such endless enthusiasm, should have faded so gently away... Of his many achievements, for me the greatest gift he gave us all was his direction of 'Life of Brian'. Perfection. Two down, four to go." -John Cleese

    Michael Palin
     
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  2. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    jim lehrer passed away, hosted pbs newshour and was a journalist for many years.

    moderated twelve presidential debates, the final being the first obama/romney debate in 2012.
     
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  3. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    :( May he rest in peace.
     
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  4. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Force Ghost star 6

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    Thanks for posting the Michael Palin clip, I didn't realize how close he and Terry were and that they wrote together (Lots I never knew).

    Strange to think about Graham and Terry not being here any more. @};-
     
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  5. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Not that strange to think about Graham not being here any more, given he's been dead for over 30 years.
     
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  6. MrZAP

    MrZAP Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Graham died six weeks before I was born. But ever since then my whole life we've had all the other Pythons. It does feel like the beginning of the end, even if I can see a couple of them living for quite a long time yet.

    Of course there were exceptions, but I believe generally the main writing teams on Flying Circus (and often outside of it) were Jones and Palin, Chapman and Cleese, and Eric Idle writing alone for the live-action sketches, with Gilliam doing the animation and lots of random small parts.
     
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  7. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    That jives with most of their interviews on the matter. There's actually a sketch - that objectively maybe isn't all that great, but has a sort of meta brilliance to it - called "What the Stars Foretell" where Jones and Palin did a Chapman and Cleese parody, so in the middle of the bit a giant screen of synonyms for "foretell" drops down and everyone just recites them.

    Edit: Incidentally it's the extremely punchy stuff like that which makes Season Three underrated, IMO. All the bitterness of Season Four, none of the bad extended sequences about ballooners taking a bath! I don't know why people aren't just constantly singing the praises of The Cycling Tour.

    Which reminds me:
     
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  8. appleseed

    appleseed Chosen One star 5

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    Mr. Creosote from The Meaning of Life is probably my wife's favorite Python bit. Yes, I am married to an insane person.

    Terry was a brilliant man.
     
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  9. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Force Ghost star 6

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    Of course.

    Well, I still regret not seeing Graham at my university two years before he passed so that is part of it. The other reason, his work continues to make me laugh very hard. He remains my favorite MP member and his humor still gives me so much. So I still think of Graham in the present tense.
     
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  10. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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  11. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    hell yes...

     
  12. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Definitely one of the highlights of the DVD release. There was also an entire subtitle track that was just Shakespeare’s 2 Henry IV which... you know, in hindsight, kind of explains a lot.
     
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  13. Darth Smurf

    Darth Smurf Force Ghost star 6

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    I think I have seen Life of Brian more often than any SW movie.
     
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  14. MrZAP

    MrZAP Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I can co-sign all of this. Graham was a piece of exceptional brilliance among a group of other brilliant writers and actors, though by all accounts a pain to work with at times. It's too bad that he went when he did and we couldn't enjoy watching what he would do next like with the others.
     
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  15. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Multiple sources reporting that Kobe Bryant has been killed in a helicopter crash.
     
  16. cubman987

    cubman987 Your Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga Moderator star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Holy **** horrible news
     
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  17. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    **** only 41.
     
  18. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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    Wasn’t he a rapist?
     
  19. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Do you think rape deserves the death penalty? I do not. Therefore I think this is still unfortunate.
     
  20. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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    Sometimes I’d be ok with a death penalty. Harvey Weinstein for example
     
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  21. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Honestly just a very surreal news story.
     
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  22. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    I appears his daughter died in the crash too.
     
  23. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Evidently there were 9 people onboard who all died, not 5. Yikes. Sad.
     
  24. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Force Ghost star 6

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    Rest In Peace to all of the victims. @};- So sorry to hear about Gigi too. @};-
     
  25. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, this is definitely way up there for me in terms of shock value. Literally saw it on tv at a restaurant I was eating at and I thought I'd misread what the screen said. I was like, "Oh, that's crazy, I actually thought that said Kobe Bryant died." Then it came up again. And I'm not even really into basketball, but it's still just really shocking.
     
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