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Happy 70th Birthday, John Cleese

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    To me, the most talented of all the Pythons.

    And as a tribute, here's a Pythong clip with a pretentious twit interviewing the dumb athlete: literary football.

    And Fawlty Towers is still one of the greatest TV shows ever.
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I always thought his eulogy of Graham Chapman was among his best work:

    EDIT: To add a "LANGUAGE NSFW" warning.
  3. Bad Guy Zero

    Bad Guy Zero Active Member

    "YOU'VE INJURED MR. STOOLS!" Kills me every time.
  4. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    POLLY! What have you done to my hotel?
  5. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Second-most talented Python.

    Or maybe I'm just biased by the fact Michael Palin is much more likable.

    A personal favorite:

    And a great one for the whole ensemble:

    The only time he nearly lost it on camera:

    Happy birthday, tall and awkward dude.
  6. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    "You started it. You invaded Poland!"
  7. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

  8. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Peoples Front of Judea wishes Mr. Cleese a very Happy Birthday
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    You have a studder?


    So fucking funny.
  10. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    SERGEANT MAJOR: Don't stand there gawping like you've never seen the Hand of God before! Now, today, we're going to do marching up and down the square! That is, unless any of you got anything better to do. Well?! Anyone got anything they'd rather be doing than marching up and down the square?! Yes?! Atkinson. What would you... rather be doing, Atkinson?

    ATKINSON: Well, to be quite honest, Sarge, I'd... rather be at home with the wife and kids.

    SERGEANT MAJOR: Would you, now?!

    ATKINSON: Yes, Sarge.

    SERGEANT MAJOR: Right! Off you go! Now, everybody else happy with my little plan... of marching up and down the square a bit?

    COLES: Sarge!


    COLES: I've got a book I'd quite like to read.

    SERGEANT MAJOR: Right! You go read your book, then! Now! Everybody else... quite content to join in... with my little scheme of marching up and down the square?!

    WYCLIF: Sarge?

    SERGEANT MAJOR: Yes, Wyclif?! What is it?!

    WYCLIF: Well, I'm, uh, learning the piano.

    SERGEANT MAJOR: Learning the piano?!

    WYCLIF: Yes, Sarge.

    SERGEANT MAJOR: And I suppose you want to go and practice, eh? Marching up and down the square not good enough for you, eh?!

    WYCLIF: Well,--

    SERGEANT MAJOR: Right! Off you go!

    WYCLIF: Oh.

    SERGEANT MAJOR: Now! What about the rest of you? Rather be at the pictures, I suppose.

    SQUAD: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Ooh, yeah. Yeah. Right. Yeah. Right.

    SERGEANT MAJOR: All right! Off you go!

    SQUAD: Oh. Ooh. Great. That's great. What a day. I want to see the Merle Oberon picture. Eh hehheh.

    SERGEANT MAJOR: Bloody army! I don't know what it's coming to. Right! Sergeant Major, marching up and down the square. Left, right, left. Left...
  11. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    No, it isn't.

  12. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    That was the best line in possibly the funniest half hour of television ever made.

    (Don't mention the war! I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it.)
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