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Monty Python Members Reunite For Chapman Film 55

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from the pining-for-the-fjords dept.
gregg writes "Monty Python members have reunited to voice a 3D animated film based on the memoirs of the late Graham Chapman. A Liar's Autobiography will feature recordings that Chapman made of his book before his death in 1989. From the article: '[Terry] Jones joked he had "no idea" until recently that Chapman was dead and "thought he was just being lazy". "However, I am now delighted to find myself working with him again on this exciting project," he added.'"
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Monty Python Members Reunite For Chapman Film

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  • by dtmos (447842) * on Wednesday June 29, 2011 @03:19PM (#36615104)

    Not quite dead yet ...

    • by SilverHatHacker (1381259) on Wednesday June 29, 2011 @03:22PM (#36615148)
      No, he's definitely deceased! He's passed on! He's expired and gone to meet his maker! He's run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible! This is an ex-Python!
      • by dorianh49 (988940) on Wednesday June 29, 2011 @03:34PM (#36615324)
        ... much too silly. Right! Now, nobody likes a good laugh more than I do, expect perhaps my wife... and some of her friends. Oh, yes, and Captain Johnson. Come to think of it, most people like a good laugh more than I do, but that's beside the point. Now! Let's have clean, healthy commenting.
        • In other words:

          "And now, for something completely different"
          • by EdIII (1114411)

            You mention something completely different.

            I was introduced to Monty Python by a friend and did not initially understand how passionate he was about them. I came to understand it fairly quickly. It was different, quite different in fact, than American humor at the time. At least to me.

            I loved the parts of the shows that I did get to watch, and then of course... the Movie. "It's just a flesh wound", "Holy Hand Grenade", and the difference between an African and European Swallow.

            That being said, I think

            • by Paul1969 (1976328)

              "Yellowbeard" is definitely a neglected masterpiece!

              "Is that strictly true, sir?"
              "That, my boy, is what we in the Royal Navy call... a Lie."

        • by Joce640k (829181)

          John Cleese did it best/a> [youtube.com]

      • "If I had not burred him 6 feet underground, he would still be telling jokes to this day! Look, how about an exchange? I'll take back the dead Graham Chapman, and give you a living breathing Steve Martin. He fucked up the Pink Panther and shat all over Peter Sellers but I'm sure he wont do that again. Well, not so soon at least.

        • Peter Sellers hated the pink panther movies.

          If Steve Martin was cast as the new Chancy Gardner then he would be shitting all over Sellers.

          • by Baron_Yam (643147)

            Peter Sellers had more than a couple of mental issues. I think his opinion of the Pink Panther movies is irrelevant - they were brilliant within their genre, and that fact is only accentuated by how poor the non-Sellers sequel was back in the day, and how abysmally awful the Steve Martin remake turned out to be.

            • The GGPs comment to which I was responding: 'He fucked up the Pink Panther and shat all over Peter Sellers'

              Peter Sellers thought the pink panther movies were shit. It's not a question of if the movies were shit or not but if you can shit all over someone by messing with work they 'phoned in'.

              Would you feel shit on if someone did an even worse job on some project you phoned in, but hated.

              • If he phoned it in, then on his worst day, his most half-assed effort was still 300% better than the remakes and sequels without him.

      • by ackthpt (218170)

        No, he's definitely deceased! He's passed on! He's expired and gone to meet his maker! He's run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible! This is an ex-Python!

        Nonsense, it's just a flesh wound.

      • I feel happy! I want to go for a walk!

    • by blair1q (305137)

      he's just playing in the hide and seek olympic final

      and winning

      • by peragrin (659227)

        what's more impressive is that is above Waldo who is in second and Carmen who is in third.

        Of course Dick chenney is in Fourth but we don't talk about him anymore.

      • by moenoel (1897920)
        That's because he knows how not to be seen.
    • by dkleinsc (563838)

      I don't want to go on the cart. I feel happy! I feel happy!

    • by Ihmhi (1206036)

      For those interested, check out a brief clip from Graham Chapman's funeral [youtube.com]. John Cleese delivers the eulogy, and there's a song at the end (bonus points if you guess what it is without looking).

      • by treeves (963993)

        My guess is: The Lumberjack Song.
        [goes off and watches video]http://idle.slashdot.org/story/11/06/29/1845223/Monty-Python-Members-Reunite-For-Chapman-Film#
        Oh, bugger.
        Well, Always Look On The Bright Side of Life was actually my first guess, but then I thought The Lumberjack Song would be more fun.

      • Bright Side of Life?
  • by Verdatum (1257828) on Wednesday June 29, 2011 @03:22PM (#36615150)
    Eric Idle is not involved?? He exploits his Python past more than any of them!
    • He exploits his Python past more than any of them!

      How precisely?

      • Re:Eric Idle (Score:4, Informative)

        by Verdatum (1257828) on Wednesday June 29, 2011 @03:39PM (#36615418)
        He made a show, called "Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python". Need I say more?
    • by BobNET (119675)

      Yes, this story should be tagged "!idle" despite being in the idle section.

  • I wonder why Eric Idle decided not to join in?
    • by osu-neko (2604)
      Hmm. He doesn't seem to have been up to much since 2007, and I know they're all getting up there in years. Mind you, this is pure speculation, but I have to wonder if he's well these days. Maybe he just doesn't feel up to it anymore. It does not, otherwise, seem in character for him to pass up an opportunity to further "exploit Monty Python" (his own words).
      • by wwphx (225607)
        2008 he was doing Not The Messiah, He's A Very Naughty Boy. I picked up the DVD and was sadly disappointed. It was amusing, quite amusing in parts, but overall I'd rather watch the movie. IMDB lists it as a 2010 release, so he might have been quite busy with the DVD production. He was always a bit of an outsider even during MPFS production, he was a year behind Cleese and Chapman at Cambridge and didn't really write with them when they were developing sketches for The Circus.
  • Here's your money back and a couple of holiday vouchers.

    Graham Chapman
    Completed.

  • There are going to be many sarcastic, witty and plain silly responses to this post. As there should be! I am sure to laugh at many of them. (The Slashdot community can be unimaginative and get-off-my-lawn obtuse at times, but it's always witty and enjoyable.)

    But I'd like to be the one that says that this upcoming get-together of the Pythons, in honor of one of them, warms my heart to no end. They were and will be the ideal geeks: smart, non-conformist, funny, and thus happy.

    Chapman holds a dear place fo

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