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Who is your favorite Python?

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Graham Chapman
  5% 10 votes
John Cleese
  38% 69 votes
Terry Gilliam
  8% 16 votes
Eric Idle
  9% 17 votes
Terry Jones
  2% 4 votes
Michael Palin
  10% 19 votes
Guido van Rossum
  17% 31 votes
Other - specify
  7% 14 votes
180 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
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  • (Score: 2) by microtodd on Friday July 28, @01:16AM (11 children)

    by microtodd (1866) on Friday July 28, @01:16AM (#545556) Homepage Journal

    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!".

    • (Score: 2) by mendax on Saturday July 29, @02:25AM (1 child)

      by mendax (2840) on Saturday July 29, @02:25AM (#546113)

      Graham Chapman was apparently one of the most talented, but to be honest other than King Arthur nothing sticks out in my memory.

      You obviously never saw Life of Brian then!

      --
      It's really quite a simple choice: Life, Death, or Los Angeles.
      • (Score: 2) by edIII on Monday July 31, @08:42PM

        by edIII (791) Subscriber Badge on Monday July 31, @08:42PM (#547356)

        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.

    • (Score: 4, Informative) by Thexalon on Saturday July 29, @12:38PM (7 children)

      by Thexalon (636) Subscriber Badge on Saturday July 29, @12:38PM (#546223) Homepage

      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.

      --
      If you act on pie in the sky, you're likely to get pie in the face.
      • (Score: 4, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 30, @02:31AM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 30, @02:31AM (#546517)

        What about Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Post?

        • (Score: 2) by bob_super on Monday August 14, @04:43PM

          by bob_super (1357) on Monday August 14, @04:43PM (#553747)

          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.

      • (Score: 2) by KGIII on Monday July 31, @10:51AM

        by KGIII (5261) on Monday July 31, @10:51AM (#547081) Journal

        Plain, for me. I mostly watch documentaries.

        --
        "So long and thanks for all the fish."
      • (Score: 3, Informative) by Joe Desertrat on Monday July 31, @11:21AM

        by Joe Desertrat (2454) on Monday July 31, @11:21AM (#547091)

        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.

      • (Score: 2) by microtodd on Monday July 31, @06:31PM (2 children)

        by microtodd (1866) on Monday July 31, @06:31PM (#547284) Homepage Journal

        Whatever happened to Connie Booth? Had kind of a teenage crush on her...

        • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Saturday August 05, @08:30AM

          by FatPhil (863) <{pc-soylent} {at} {asdf.fi}> on Saturday August 05, @08:30AM (#549057) Homepage
          One of my favourite sketches is the Ken Clean-Air System one, in particular for Connie Booth's delivery of the perfect slapstick fall, again, again, and again. For some bizarre reason, my g/f's less enamoured by this skit.
          --
          I was worried about my command. I was the scientist of the Holy Ghost.
        • (Score: 2, Touché) by isostatic on Friday August 11, @11:31AM

          by isostatic (365) on Friday August 11, @11:31AM (#552235) Journal

          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.

    • (Score: 2) by Nuke on Wednesday August 02, @09:17AM

      by Nuke (3162) on Wednesday August 02, @09:17AM (#547884)

      Graham Chapman was apparently one of the most talented, but to be honest other than King Arthur nothing sticks out in my memory.

      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.

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 28, @05:02AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 28, @05:02AM (#545615)

    F
      U
        C
          K
        I
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    !

    • (Score: 5, Funny) by realDonaldTrump on Friday July 28, @07:44PM (1 child)

      by realDonaldTrump (6614) on Friday July 28, @07:44PM (#545946) Journal

      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 🇺🇸

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 02, @06:03PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 02, @06:03PM (#548028)

        Actually, some of them are white tabs.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Snospar on Friday July 28, @10:52AM (2 children)

    by Snospar (5366) Subscriber Badge on Friday July 28, @10:52AM (#545707)

    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).

    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by VLM on Monday July 31, @12:51PM (1 child)

      by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Monday July 31, @12:51PM (#547117)

      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)

  • (Score: 5, Funny) by Hartree on Friday July 28, @06:01PM (5 children)

    by Hartree (195) on Friday July 28, @06:01PM (#545887)

    Favorite python: Kaa from The Jungle Book.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 29, @02:05AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 29, @02:05AM (#546102)

      Zelda DuBois

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 30, @08:07PM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 30, @08:07PM (#546801)

      My favorite snake is Tony ScaryGucci.

      • (Score: 2) by Hartree on Monday July 31, @02:43AM (1 child)

        by Hartree (195) on Monday July 31, @02:43AM (#546947)

        "Scarmucci, Scaramucci! Will you do the fandango?"

        • (Score: 2) by Hartree on Monday July 31, @07:33PM

          by Hartree (195) on Monday July 31, @07:33PM (#547316)

          And you're outa there, Tony!

          I think 10 days may be a new record for revolving White House communications directors.

    • (Score: 1) by slap on Saturday August 19, @02:15PM

      by slap (5764) on Saturday August 19, @02:15PM (#556359)

      Mine is Olive Pythons. And Reticulated Pythons are near the top.

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by driven on Sunday July 30, @04:41PM

    by driven (6295) on Sunday July 30, @04:41PM (#546725)

    Vintage WWE reference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbszVMpAh94 [youtube.com]

  • (Score: 2) by snufu on Monday July 31, @01:06AM

    by snufu (5855) on Monday July 31, @01:06AM (#546909)

    You will not Sophie choice me!

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 31, @09:06AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 31, @09:06AM (#547050)

    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.

  • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Tuesday August 01, @12:04AM

    by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday August 01, @12:04AM (#547430) Homepage Journal

    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) ;)

    --
    --- I wish i had a cig for every sig i've ever had: i'd have cancer and wouldn't you feel bad for looking here. ---
  • (Score: 2) by hendrikboom on Tuesday August 01, @01:40PM

    by hendrikboom (1125) on Tuesday August 01, @01:40PM (#547637) Homepage

    No. Actually, it's the "It's" man.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Nuke on Wednesday August 02, @09:06AM

    by Nuke (3162) on Wednesday August 02, @09:06AM (#547883)

    Carol Cleveland

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Gaaark on Wednesday August 02, @03:40PM

    by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday August 02, @03:40PM (#547958) Homepage Journal

    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.

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    --- I wish i had a cig for every sig i've ever had: i'd have cancer and wouldn't you feel bad for looking here. ---
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 02, @09:04PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 02, @09:04PM (#548116)

    The ministry of silly walks would now be branded an ableist smear and so on for every other famous sketch. Thanks SJW fun sponges.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 05, @06:06AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 05, @06:06AM (#549018)

      Because only fascists have fun. I bet you voted for Hitler in this poll.

  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by MostCynical on Thursday August 03, @07:59AM

    by MostCynical (2589) on Thursday August 03, @07:59AM (#548260)

    best acting.

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    (Score: tau, Irrational)
  • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Saturday August 05, @02:12PM

    by FatPhil (863) <{pc-soylent} {at} {asdf.fi}> on Saturday August 05, @02:12PM (#549104) Homepage
    This weeks freely (world-wide) Friday comedy podcast from the BBC /The Museum Of Curiosity/ (Series 11, Ep 2) featured someone who worked with, and talks about, the pythons: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05b8mx2
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    I was worried about my command. I was the scientist of the Holy Ghost.
  • (Score: 2) by Weasley on Monday August 07, @02:42PM (3 children)

    by Weasley (6421) on Monday August 07, @02:42PM (#549948)

    2.7

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 20, @03:15PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 20, @03:15PM (#556697)

    Monty

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