# michael palin

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“The Enchanter’s name is Tim because John Cleese forgot the character’s original name. He ad-libbed the line, “There are some who call me…Tim”.  Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

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NOBODY EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!!!

have i gone too far

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This is a frightened city. Over these houses, over these streets hangs a pall of fear. Fear of a new kind of violence which is terrorizing the city. Yes, gangs of old ladies attacking defenseless, fit young men.

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

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Monty Python’s Flying Circus - The Naked Ant (S01E12)

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The master! He is here! His shoe led us to him!

Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979) dir. Terry Jones

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“It’s also obvious he gets strength from the presence of Palin. Towards the end of our interview, Jones reaches out to grasp his hand, giving it a good squeeze. The pair hold hands for a couple of minutes, a gesture that perfectly reflects their fifty years of friendship.” [x]

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“When Michael Palin as Pontius Pilate addressed the soldiers daring them to laugh, he was truly daring them. The soldier extras were ordered by the Pythons to stand there and not laugh but not told what Palin was going to do. Palin, in fact, can be seen to barely stifle his own laughter when saying “Biggus Dickus” in front of the soldier asked if he finds the name “risible”.”

Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)

Instructions on how to use the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch
1. And the Lord spake, saying, First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin.
2. Then, shalt thou count to three, no more, no less.
3. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shalt be three.
4. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three.
5. Five is right out.
6. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in my sight, shall snuf it.

It’s Michael Palin’s Birthday (born 5 May 1943)

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Happy 74th, Michael Palin.

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Top 10 Monty Python Sketches (as voted by my followers): #3. Self Defense Against Fresh Fruit

“Now it’s quite simple to defend yourself against the banana fiend. First of all, you force him to drop the banana! Next, you eat the banana, thus disarming him! You have now rendered him helpless!”

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

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Michael Palin in drag making Eric wheeze-laugh is my religion.