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(Reuters)   In London's High Court, Michael Palin testifies there was never any seventh Python, and that Holy Grail producer's claim to be him is totally silly. Call the next defendant   (reuters.com) divider line 85
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2012-12-05 01:27:45 PM  
lmfrick.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-05 01:32:16 PM  
The Larch.
 
2012-12-05 01:36:04 PM  
This thread is silly, and I demand it be stopped immediately
biobreak.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-05 01:37:32 PM  
Semprini!
 
2012-12-05 01:39:22 PM  
Was he found Not Guilcup?
 
2012-12-05 01:41:15 PM  
You've got a nice play here, Colonel. We wouldn't want anything to happen to it.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-05 01:41:32 PM  
"Oooh! I've 'ad a biatch of a mornin' on the high bench. Objection here, objection there and that nice little constable giving 'is evidence so well!"
 
2012-12-05 01:43:32 PM  
Wasn't the other guy named Guido anyway?
 
2012-12-05 01:43:39 PM  
"Idle and Jones, who sat at the back of the small, modern courtroom in central London, occasionally chuckled at what was being said, but mostly Idle had his eyes closed and Jones could not resist a yawn."

"Mr Idle, would it be fair to say that you are not at all well? (from the coffin comes a bang) In fact Mr Idle, not to put too fine a point on it, would you be prepared to say that you are, as it were, what is generally known as, in a manner of speaking, 'dead'? (silence, counsel listens;) Mr Idle I put it to you that you are dead. (silence) Ah ha! "
 
2012-12-05 01:43:42 PM  
Mr. Chapman, I put it to you that you are dead!
 
2012-12-05 01:43:46 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: "Oooh! I've 'ad a biatch of a mornin' on the high bench. Objection here, objection there and that nice little constable giving 'is evidence so well!"


Came for this one

needcoffee.cachefly.net
 
2012-12-05 01:44:45 PM  
Don't call him Maurice in court
 
2012-12-05 01:45:50 PM  

PainInTheASP: "Idle and Jones, who sat at the back of the small, modern courtroom in central London, occasionally chuckled at what was being said, but mostly Idle had his eyes closed and Jones could not resist a yawn."

"Mr Idle, would it be fair to say that you are not at all well? (from the coffin comes a bang) In fact Mr Idle, not to put too fine a point on it, would you be prepared to say that you are, as it were, what is generally known as, in a manner of speaking, 'dead'? (silence, counsel listens;) Mr Idle I put it to you that you are dead. (silence) Ah ha! "


Bastard!
 
2012-12-05 01:46:45 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-05 01:46:54 PM  
When are they all going to be knighted?
 
2012-12-05 01:47:04 PM  
No. 3:

lmfrick.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-05 01:47:21 PM  
♫ Anything goes in!
Anything goes out!
A fish, bananas,
Old pajamas,
Mutton, beef and trout!♪
 
2012-12-05 01:48:28 PM  
Did he waggle his wig?
 
2012-12-05 01:49:18 PM  
Angus: (getting a little angry) Oh look woman, how many Pythons were there last year? Nine and a half, that's all. So when I get an order for 48,000,000 Pythons, I believe it - you bet I believe it.

Mrs Podgorny: Even if it's from a blancmange?

Angus: Och, woman, if a blancmange is prepared to come 2,200,000 light years to be a Python, they must be fairly keen on Pythons.
 
2012-12-05 01:51:04 PM  
Tourist: where they serve Watney's Red Barrel and cheese and onion.......

Bounder: Shut up your bloody gob....

Tourist: crisps and the accordionist plays 'Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner'." And spending four days on the tarmac at Luton airport on a five-day package tour with nothing to eat but dried BEA-type sandwiches and you can't even get a drink of Watney's Red Barrel because you're still in England and the bloody bar closes every time you're thirsty and there's nowhere to sleep and the kids are crying and vomiting and breaking the plastic ash-trays and they keep telling you it'll only be another hour although your plane is still in Iceland and has to take some Swedes to Yugoslavia before it can load you up at 3 a.m. in the bloody morning and you sit on the tarmac till six because of "unforeseen difficulties", i.e. the permanent strike of Air Traffic Control in Paris - and nobody can go to the lavatory until you take off at 8, and when you get to Malaga airport everybody's swallowing "enterovioform" and queuing for the toilets and queuing for the armed customs officers, and queuing for the bloody bus that isn't there to take you to the hotel that hasn't yet been finished. And when you finally get to the half-built Algerian ruin called the Hotel del Sol by paying half your holiday money to a licensed bandit in a taxi you find there's no water in the pool, there's no water in the taps, there's no water in the bog and there's only a bleeding lizard in the bidet. And half the rooms are double booked and you can't sleep anyway because of the permanent twenty-four-hour drilling of the foundations of the hotel next door - and you're plagues by appalling apprentice chemists from Ealing pretending to be hippies, and middle-class stockbrokers' wives busily buying identical holiday villas in suburban development plots just like Esher, in case the Labour government gets in again, and fat American matrons with sloppy-buttocks and Hawaiian-patterned ski pants looking for any mulatto male who can keep it up long enough when they finally let it all flop out. And the Spanish Tourist Board promises you that the raging cholera epidemic is merely a case of mild Spanish tummy, like the previous outbreak of Spanish tummy in 1660 which killed half London and decimated Europe - and meanwhile the bloody Guardia are busy arresting sixteen-year-olds for kissing in the streets and shooting anyone under nineteen who doesn't like Franco. And then on the last day in the airport lounge everyone's comparing sunburns, drinking Nasty Spumante, buying cartons of duty free "cigarillos" and using up their last pesetas on horrid dolls in Spanish National costume and awful straw donkeys and bullfight posters with your name on "Ordoney, El Cordobes and Brian Pules of Norwich" and 3-D pictures of the Pope and Kennedy and Franco, and everybody's talking about coming again next year and you swear you never will although there you are tumbling bleary-eyed out of a tourist-tight antique Iberian airplane..
 
2012-12-05 01:51:13 PM  

CarnySaur: Semprini!


OUT!!
 
2012-12-05 01:52:33 PM  
For this, I demand they put the accuser in.... The Comfy Chair!!
 
2012-12-05 01:52:44 PM  
The 7th python is bereft of life,
he never ceased to be,
he is an halibut.
 
2012-12-05 01:53:01 PM  
In London's High Court, Michael Palin testifies there was never any seventh Python, and that Holy Grail producer's claim to be him is totally silly. Call the next defendant deaf end ant

There...
 
2012-12-05 01:53:28 PM  
Well gentlemen, I'll just remind you of the faculty rules:
Rule one - no pooftahs.
Rule two, no member of the faculty is to maltreat the Abbos in any way whatsoever - if there's anybody watching.
Rule three - no pooftahs.
Rule four - I don't want to catch anyone not drinking in their room after lights out.
Rule five - no pooftahs.
Rule six - there is NOOOOO seventh Python!
Rule seven - no pooftahs.

That concludes the reading of the rules, Bruce.

However, if there WERE a 7th Python, it would, of course, be the lovely newsimg.bbc.co.uk Carol Cleveland.
 
2012-12-05 01:53:33 PM  
Well, he didn't expect The Spanish Inquisition!
 
2012-12-05 01:55:43 PM  

Jake Havechek: Well, he didn't expect The Spanish Inquisition!


www.ratemymotivational.com
 
2012-12-05 01:59:22 PM  
John Cleese was unavailable due to his testicles being locked in one of his ex-wives purse. Alimony can be a bit of a biatch.
 
2012-12-05 02:01:49 PM  
The judge in the case urged the court to get on with it, as he is emigrating to South Africa where he can get some proper sentencing done.
 
2012-12-05 02:05:29 PM  
Call the next defendant

Call Alexander Yaaaaaaalt
 
2012-12-05 02:06:12 PM  
If there is a 7th Python, he's likely to feel a little bit sad and lonely now.
 
2012-12-05 02:08:07 PM  
Judge: "Answer me these questions three, 'ere the other side you see. What is your name?"
"Michael Palin"
Judge: "What is your quest?"
"I seek The Holy Grail case dismissed."
Judge: "How many Pythons were there?"
"Seven--no, SIX! There were six...AAAAAAAHHHHHHHhhhhhh..."
 
2012-12-05 02:16:53 PM  

JolobinSmokin: The 7th python is bereft of life,
he never ceased to be,
he is an halibut.


he's an ex-python
 
2012-12-05 02:23:32 PM  

LonMead: Well gentlemen, I'll just remind you of the faculty rules:
Rule one - no pooftahs.
Rule two, no member of the faculty is to maltreat the Abbos in any way whatsoever - if there's anybody watching.
Rule three - no pooftahs.
Rule four - I don't want to catch anyone not drinking in their room after lights out.
Rule five - no pooftahs.
Rule six - there is NOOOOO seventh Python!
Rule seven - no pooftahs.

That concludes the reading of the rules, Bruce.

However, if there WERE a 7th Python, it would, of course, be the lovely [newsimg.bbc.co.uk image 203x270] Carol Cleveland.


No, she'd be the eighth. Douglas Adams was the generally acknowledged "7th python"
 
2012-12-05 02:26:08 PM  
www.cardinalfang.net
 
2012-12-05 02:29:28 PM  
Burma!
 
2012-12-05 02:32:48 PM  
i249.photobucket.com
SIX! PYTHONS! 
 
2012-12-05 02:32:49 PM  

Magorn: No, she'd be the eighth. Douglas Adams was the generally acknowledged "7th python"


No, that was Billy Preston.
 
2012-12-05 02:33:30 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Magorn: No, she'd be the eighth. Douglas Adams was the generally acknowledged "7th python"

No, that was Billy Preston.


Bill S. Preston, Esq.?
 
2012-12-05 02:40:52 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Magorn: No, she'd be the eighth. Douglas Adams was the generally acknowledged "7th python"

No, that was Billy Preston.


In fact, it was Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle- burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger- horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle- grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwasser- kurstlich- himbleeisen- bahnwagen- gutenabend- bitte- ein- nürnburger- bratwustle- gerspurten- mitz- weimache- luber- hundsfut- gumberaber- shönedanker- kalbsfleisch- mittler- aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm.
 
2012-12-05 02:41:05 PM  

oldfarthenry: John Cleese was unavailable due to his testicles being locked in one of his ex-wives purse. Alimony can be a bit of a biatch.


The interesting thing is that alimony is the probable cause of why #7 is raising his hand at the moment. I'd imagine Cleese would take any opportunity to defend a revenue stream, but I'd also imagine he can't afford a plane ticket.
 
2012-12-05 02:41:32 PM  
This whole thread is just a bit silly.

And no you can't have my liver.
 
2012-12-05 02:45:27 PM  
So he didn't agree with the plaintiff's argument?
Yes he did.
No he didn't.
Yes he did.
No he didn't!

/came here for an argument
 
2012-12-05 02:45:41 PM  

Magorn: However, if there WERE a 7th Python, it would, of course, be the lovely [newsimg.bbc.co.uk image 203x270] Carol Cleveland.

No, she'd be the eighth. Douglas Adams was the generally acknowledged "7th python"


Carol Cleveland appeared in around 30 of the 40-some-odd Python TV shows, and in all four movies, vs Adams 1 writing credit and two non-speaking appearances on the show, and a friendship with Graham Chapman.

I am second to none in my admiration for Adams, But Cleveland was more closely involved for a longer period of time than Adams ever was.
 
2012-12-05 02:47:10 PM  

clintster: [www.cardinalfang.net image 520x390]


And if there's any more stock footage of women clapping I shall clear the court.
 
2012-12-05 02:50:41 PM  

LonMead: Magorn: However, if there WERE a 7th Python, it would, of course, be the lovely [newsimg.bbc.co.uk image 203x270] Carol Cleveland.

No, she'd be the eighth. Douglas Adams was the generally acknowledged "7th python"

Carol Cleveland appeared in around 30 of the 40-some-odd Python TV shows, and in all four movies, vs Adams 1 writing credit and two non-speaking appearances on the show, and a friendship with Graham Chapman.

I am second to none in my admiration for Adams, But Cleveland was more closely involved for a longer period of time than Adams ever was.


And the Wiki more than backs you up on this one:
Associate Pythons

Several people have been accorded unofficial "Associate Python" status over the years. Occasionally such people have been referred to as the 7th Python, in a style reminiscent of George Martin (or other associates of The Beatles) being dubbed "the Fifth Beatle." The two collaborators with the most meaningful and plentiful contributions have been Neil Innes and Carol Cleveland. Both were present and presented as Associate Pythons at the official Monty Python 25th anniversary celebrations held in Los Angeles in July 1994.

Carol Cleveland as the stereotypical blonde bombshell in the Marriage Guidance Counsellor sketch.Neil Innes is the only non-Python besides Douglas Adams to be credited with writing material for the Flying Circus. He appeared in sketches and the Python films, as well as performing some of his songs in Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl. He was also a regular stand-in for absent team members on the rare occasions when they re-created sketches. For example, he took the place of Cleese at the Concert for George. Gilliam once noted that if anyone qualified for the title of the "Seventh Python," it would certainly be Innes.

He was one of the creative talents in the off-beat Bonzo Dog Band. He would later portray Ron Nasty of the Rutles and write all of the Rutles' compositions for All You Need is Cash (1978). By 2005, a falling out had occurred between Idle and Innes over additional Rutles projects, the results being Innes' critically acclaimed Rutles "reunion" album The Rutles: Archaeology and Idle's straight-to-DVD The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch, each undertaken without the other's participation. According to an interview with Idle in the Chicago Tribune in May 2005, his attitude is that he and Innes go back "too far. And no further." Innes has remained silent on the dispute.

Carol Cleveland was the most important female performer in the Monty Python ensemble, commonly referred to as the "Python Girl." Originally hired by producer/director John Howard Davies for just the first five episodes of the Flying Circus, she went on to appear in approximately two-thirds of the episodes as well as in all of the Python films, and in most of their stage shows as well. Her common portrayal as the stereotypical "blonde bimbo" eventually earned her the sobriquet "Carol Cleavage" from the other Pythons, but she felt that the variety of her roles should not be described in such a pejorative way.

Other contributors:

Cleese's first wife Connie Booth appeared in, amongst others "The Lumberjack Song" and as the "witch" in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Cleese and Booth later co-wrote and co-starred in Fawlty Towers.

Douglas Adams was "discovered" by Chapman when a version of the Footlights Revue (a 1974 BBC2 television show featuring some of Adams' early work) was performed live in London's West End. In Cleese's absence from the final TV series, the two formed a brief writing partnership, with Adams earning a writing credit in one episode for a sketch called "Patient Abuse". In the sketch, a man who had been stabbed by a nurse arrives at his doctor's office bleeding profusely from the stomach, when the doctor makes him fill out numerous senseless forms before he can administer treatment. He also had two cameo appearances in this season. Firstly, in the episode The Light Entertainment War, Adams shows up in a surgeon's mask (as Dr. Emile Koning, according to the on-screen captions), pulling on gloves, while Palin narrates a sketch that introduces one person after another, and never actually gets started. Secondly, at the beginning of Mr. Neutron, Adams is dressed in a "pepperpot" outfit and loads a missile onto a cart being driven by Terry Jones, who is calling out for scrap metal ("Any old iron..."). Adams and Chapman also subsequently attempted a few non-Python projects, including Out of the Trees. He also contributed to a sketch on the soundtrack album for Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Stand-up comedian Eddie Izzard, a devoted fan of the group, has occasionally stood in for absent members. When the BBC held a "Python Night" in 1999 to celebrate 30 years of the first broadcast of Flying Circus, the Pythons recorded some new material with Izzard standing in for Idle, who had declined to partake in person (he taped a solo contribution from the US). Izzard hosted a history of the group entitled The Life of Python (1999) that was part of the Python Night and appeared with them at a festival/tribute in Aspen, Colorado, in 1998 (released on DVD as Live at Aspen).



Didn't know that about Izzard, but it's pretty cool
 
2012-12-05 02:55:55 PM  

someonelse: Burma!


Why did you say "Burma" just now?
 
2012-12-05 03:00:29 PM  
Petitioner has also been nominated for Upper Class Twit of the Year.
 
2012-12-05 03:06:46 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Petitioner has also been nominated for Upper Class Twit of the Year.


"... has managed tun himself over with his own car!"

28.media.tumblr.com

"What a great twit!"
 
2012-12-05 03:10:35 PM  
img.youtube.com

Did he bang his little gavel?
 
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