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John Cleese definitely seemed to have the biggest body of work in the US. Although I love Fawlty Towers, he pops up EVERYWHERE. James Bond, network TV guest spots, lots of kids movies my kids watch, even video games!
What I remember most about Michael Palin is he wrote the score to Robin Hood.
Graham Chapman was apparently one of the most talented, but to be honest other than King Arthur nothing sticks out in my memory.
I can't tell whether Eric Idle is smart or a sellout. He definitely has made a lot of money based upon "I'm a Python!".
You obviously never saw Life of Brian then!
There is also the movie Yellow Beard. Most of the Python actors are in it, along with Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Peter Cook, Peter Boyle, James Mason, and Cheech & Chong for good measure. Graham Chapman played the insane and vicious Yellow Beard.
One of my favorite movies from the 80's, and it damn near had everyone it except for Mel Brooks himself. David Bowie is even in it, although uncredited for his work.
I've seen Graham Chapman in the other perhaps more famous movies he was in, along with Python itself, but this role is always the one I remember most.
The basic list of what they did post-Python:- Cleese continued to do quite a bit of acting, as you mentioned. Including bit parts like Nearly Headless Nick in the Harry Potter franchise.- Chapman is pining for the fjords.- Gilliam really pursued directing after his experience with The Crimson Permanent Assurance. His best known films are probably Time Bandits, Brazil, and Adventures of Baron Munchausen.- Palin is best known for his travel documentaries, such as Around the World in 80 Days.- Jones has probably been the quietest of them (not surprising), although he did do a very fun educational series called Medieval Lives.- Idle has been, as you mention, the most ruthless in shamelessly trying to turn his Python past into more money.
Also not mentioned:- Carol Cleveland had a few minor film roles but nothing major.- Neil Innis continued to be mostly a musician. His best-known post-Python project was The Rutles.
What about Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Post?
He's dedicated his life to being the first to photograph migrating swallows carrying coconuts.He's made models, but now his head is in a silly place.
Plain, for me. I mostly watch documentaries.
Jones has probably been the quietest of them (not surprising), although he did do a very fun educational series called Medieval Lives.
Jones, sadly, has been struggling with dementia for some time.
Whatever happened to Connie Booth? Had kind of a teenage crush on her...
If only there was some form of website that could take the term "Connie Booth", which return a link to an encyclopedic entry answering your question.
Try it next time - less typing.
Come off it. He played pompous pricks while Cleese played officious jobs-worths. The Chapman role that most sticks in my mind is him dressed in colonel's uniform telling us to stop laughing even though "No-one enjoys a joke more than I do .. except Captain Johns of course and ... [a long list followed]". A bit equivalent to Stephen Fry in Blackadder - they were both gay too.
White spaces are very, very significant in the TrumpScript cyber code. As they should be. We need to bring back vibrant, safe, white spaces! #MAGA 🇺🇸
Actually, some of them are white tabs.
I must be out of touch, didn't even get the reference to the Python programming guy - didn't even recognise the name.
He does look a little bit like Terry Gilliam (in certain roles).
Monty Python... Many decades ago when that stuff was merely "not current release" instead of ancient, the fandom was extremely annoying anglophile stoner kids with terrible accents and awful in-jokes. You know how there's some people who "communicate" exclusively in pop culture movie quotes? Yeah those guys. Like a vastly less cool version of the local SCA chapter. Is modern 2017 Monty Python fandom the same or better? (can't be much worse than it was)
Sigh, happy days they were. :)
Favorite python: Kaa from The Jungle Book.
My favorite snake is Tony ScaryGucci.
"Scarmucci, Scaramucci! Will you do the fandango?"
And you're outa there, Tony!
I think 10 days may be a new record for revolving White House communications directors.
Mine is Olive Pythons. And Reticulated Pythons are near the top.
Vintage WWE reference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbszVMpAh94 [youtube.com]
You will not Sophie choice me!
It didn't appear often enough for me, but the giant foot was my favorite. Yes, I understand it had limited range, and basically was a one trick pony, but its comic timing was unmatched.
so Terry Gilliam then?he did most of the animationhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Gilliam#Monty_Python [wikipedia.org]
and the amazing film Brazilhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil_(1985_film) [wikipedia.org]
Can you pick a favourite Python?
Without Cleese, what is Monty Python?Without Palin, what is Monty Python?Without [insert name], what is Monty Python?
No... cannot pick.... too difficult.... without quarks, what are atoms? Without Cat/Holly/Rimmer, what is Red Dwarf?
Without "One of us, one of us", what is Freaks? (Answer: the U.S. Government) ;)
No. Actually, it's the "It's" man.
Now, I've noticed a tendency for this site to get rather silly. Now I do my best to keep things moving along, but I'm not having things getting silly. Those two last articles I did got very silly indeed, and that last one about the bed was even sillier. Now, nobody likes a good laugh more than I do... except perhaps my wife and some of her friends... oh yes and Captain Johnston. Come to think of it most people likes a good laugh more than I do. But that's beside the point. Now, let's have a good clean healthy outdoor article. Get some air into your lungs. Ten, nine, eight and all that.
The ministry of silly walks would now be branded an ableist smear and so on for every other famous sketch. Thanks SJW fun sponges.
Because only fascists have fun. I bet you voted for Hitler in this poll.
Ah, I was going to say 3.
Even nostalgy was better before...
One, two, five...