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Eric Idle and John Cleese are fighting on Twitter

The fight is regarding Eric’s writing contribution to Monty Python.

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by Anonymousreply 15May 26, 2023 2:19 PM

Part 2

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by Anonymousreply 1May 25, 2023 7:36 PM

I'll wait for Terry Gilliam or Michael Palin to weigh in before taking a side.

The bigger question is why Cleese is being such a dick about it which makes me side with Idle since the whole thing seems from left field.

by Anonymousreply 2May 25, 2023 7:42 PM

I wonder if Cleese was just saying that to wind Eric up?

by Anonymousreply 3May 25, 2023 7:42 PM

Monty Python = completely overrated. Always thought they were a bunch of smug, insufferable assholes. Not fun-nay.

by Anonymousreply 4May 25, 2023 8:55 PM

They say comedy doesn't travel well.

Monty Python is a prime example.

by Anonymousreply 5May 25, 2023 8:58 PM


by Anonymousreply 6May 25, 2023 9:03 PM

Michael Palin is the nice one everyone else loved. He is also brilliant in "Life of Brian," whatever his own contribution to the script was.

by Anonymousreply 7May 25, 2023 9:04 PM

Cleese is a pompous ass.

by Anonymousreply 8May 25, 2023 9:07 PM

I always wondered if Eric Idle was bitter at Cleese's success with A Fish Called Wanda, An Oscar for Kevin Kline, BAFTAs for Cleese and Michael Palin, an Oscar nomination for Cleese's screenplay.

A few years later Splitting Hairs was released. Written by and starring Idle with Rick Moranis, Barbara Hershey and darling bud Catherine Zeta Douglas Spartacus Jones and Cleese in a small role. It got appalling reviews. Nuns On The Run with Robbie Coltrane was much better.

by Anonymousreply 9May 25, 2023 9:08 PM

It was Splitting Heirs.

by Anonymousreply 10May 25, 2023 10:47 PM

John Cleese made a joke, and thin-skinned Eric Idle took the bait.

by Anonymousreply 11May 25, 2023 11:03 PM

John Cleese is still alive?

by Anonymousreply 12May 25, 2023 11:09 PM

r12 Yes and he won't let anyone forget it

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by Anonymousreply 13May 25, 2023 11:18 PM

John has … issues.

by Anonymousreply 14May 26, 2023 11:22 AM

[quote]R14: John has … issues.

Yes. Among them is that he has jumped onto the far right anti-woke haywagon, and cries about 'cancel culture.'

Oddly, he still considers himself a liberal.

He's developed a lack of self-awareness.

by Anonymousreply 15May 26, 2023 2:19 PM
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