Wednesday, June 14, 2006

say it ain't so, john


John Cleese is retiring. Well, retiring from performing anyway. He's going on to teach people how to be funny. Which, in itself, is funny. It's nearly a Monty Python skit, that. Like "How not to be seen" or something. BBC has more info on the man himself - his contribution and past notables.

So I tried to think of my favourite John Cleese moments (as you do when you hear of a retirement or death of someone you admire) and am having a very hard time. Certainly Basil Fawlty was fantastic. All the roles he assumed as part of the MP troupe were incredible. And who could ever forget Archie Leach?? sigh.

I still find it awfully funny that he studied law at Cambridge. :)

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