The world will be far less funny when this man leaves us...

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15 Nov 2017 11:47 - +8706
When I was touring the Globe in London last month the tour guide stopped us outside where all the fundraising donors have their names carved into concrete blocks on the ground. She showed us Michael Pallin's block. That's Pallin with two L's. Apparently John Cleese made a large donation on his behalf and spelled Palin's name wrong on purpose so it would remain incorrectly spelled outside the Globe for all to see, forever.
15 Nov 2017 10:54 - +3838
I saw him recently on his tour where they play Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and then he comes on stage with a moderator who asks him questions which just leads to him telling hilarious stories of his life. I went with my parents, because when I was growing up, my dad and I shared a love of Monty Python and the Flying Circus, and my mom adored Fawlty Towers. Going with the two people I love most in this world to see a man who makes us all laugh riotously, and to do so now as we're all aging (John Cleese included)... well, it was a fantastic experience which will make for a wonderful memory. Thanks, John Cleese.
15 Nov 2017 09:40 - +3319
I giggled at just the small detail of him underlining only the second to last 'very'. :)
15 Nov 2017 10:47 - +1297
John Cleese has perfected the art of being hilarious, while also being seldom seen.
15 Nov 2017 09:55 - +815
You know, if he died today, we’d all gather here tonight and pay tribute to him. Well? He’s still here! Wouldn’t it be great for us all to do it here and now while he might actually enjoy it? I know the odds are low, but maybe... Favorite John Cleese moments or movie quotes, Reddit?
15 Nov 2017 10:53 - +550
John Cleese will one day leave us, however, death will find his life too important and he will be reincarnated as John Cleese.
15 Nov 2017 11:26 - +386
When I was 13 I put wire coat hangers on my B&W TV's rabbit ears just so I could get the PBS station that ran Monty Python. That was the mid 1970's. I saw Spamalot in 3 cities, including NYC and London. I love John Cleese.
15 Nov 2017 13:11 - +183
I was in a drug store in the late 90's in Santa Barbara California , and while coming around the pharmacy , there stood John Cleese and Doc from Back to the Future. The Asian female pharmacist was laying into Doc, informing him what he apparently already knew, that mixing the two meds would be fatal. He was fucked up looking, total scrubby beard, unkempt sweatpants routine, and John, was rolling his eyes in line. I stopped, did a triple take, and John looked at me and remarked , rather exhausted, "yes, it's us,". I smiled and left. He has a way with words.
15 Nov 2017 11:20 - +55
JC:mb/179? WTF is that?
15 Nov 2017 10:30 - +50
i read it about 4 times and laughed harder each time. I wonder if this comes out like a waterfall or does he edit and ponder.
15 Nov 2017 09:47 - +41
This is very very very very very very kind and humble of him to do
15 Nov 2017 11:49 - +34
Reminded me of [this](
15 Nov 2017 10:53 - +33
And now for something completely different…
15 Nov 2017 10:56 - +27
He wrote this letter in response to a 14 year-old kid. Good stuff. [Source](
15 Nov 2017 12:51 - +26
Yo don't fucking say that
15 Nov 2017 13:50 - +21
About a month or so ago John Cleese was here in Minneapolis and my wife and I were able to go see him. Definitely a highlight of my life to be in his company. We all watched Holy Grail together and afterwards had a conversational session with audience questions and so on. My sides were in orbit. Here are some great bits I wrote down from that evening: Q: Where would you rather be right now? >I very much would like to be standing behind president Trump with a baseball bat (from a conversation regarding happiness in life) >Now, you older people have missed this already but you young couples may still get this. The secret to not to have children. Children are the source of so much misery in the world. You worry about them all the time, they cost a fortune, and when they grow up they blame you for everything. Get a cat. Cats are wonderful creatures who will love you but generally give fuck all about everything else Lastly, >In Minnesota, the extroverts are the ones that look at the other persons shoes.
15 Nov 2017 12:57 - +16
Bit morbid title
15 Nov 2017 11:12 - +14
I get to see him in 2 Days!
15 Nov 2017 11:21 - +12
No love for A Fish Named Wanda???? Loved him in that film
15 Nov 2017 12:23 - +10
He put that apostrophe in the wrong place. Knowing him, he did it as a means of intentionally misspelling Michael Palin's name.
15 Nov 2017 14:00 - +10
Why would you even say something like that?
15 Nov 2017 12:58 - +8
shit don't even fucking say it I'm dreading it, any of the pythons, they're ALL getting up there.
15 Nov 2017 10:41 - +7
Upvotes for all of you
15 Nov 2017 13:56 - +7
Thats not how it end though. Michael Palin followed up with his handwritten letter.
15 Nov 2017 13:16 - +7
Well, where's the photograph, OP? I'LL JUST BE WAITING OVER HERE.
15 Nov 2017 12:44 - +6
I met him after one of his one-man shows in Toronto a few years back. He signed a Monty Python photo for me that I had bought about 10 years earlier, but never mailed off to be signed as I couldn't find a reliable fan mail address for him. I had heard he could be a bit prickly, but he was lovely. Signed the photo, and even offered to sign my ticket stub from the show (lol plus the receipt, for a friend). My God is he ever tall though. I think his height weirded me out more than his celebrity, to the point where I forgot to let go of the Sharpie I handed him.
15 Nov 2017 12:48 - +6
Lots of well deserved love for Fish Called Wanda...not so much for Fierce Creatures. Was I the only one who saw it, or the only one who liked it?

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