Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

I already have the autobiographies of three members of Monty Python and they’re exactly like you’d expect: John Cleese’s is pompous and maddeningly ends right before Monty Python begins, Michael Palin’s diary is thoughtful and earnest, and Graham Chapman’s makes absolutely no sense to the point of being unreadable. Now Eric Idle is releasing his, which I expect to be the funniest of the four since he’s the one responsible for one of the funniest off-the-cuff lines ever:
Following the success of Holy Grail, reporters asked for the title of the next Python film, despite the fact that the team had not even begun to consider a third one. Eventually, Idle once flippantly replied "Jesus Christ and His Lust for Glory", which became the group's stock answer once they realised that it shut reporters up.

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