Who's your favorite Python?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Blackbird, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. Graham Chapman

    1 vote(s)
  2. John Cleese

    12 vote(s)
  3. Terry Gilliam

    0 vote(s)
  4. Eric Idle

    6 vote(s)
  5. Terry Jones

    2 vote(s)
  6. Michael Palin

    4 vote(s)
  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I'm a big fan of Eric Idle, as he was the more musical of them. Also, he did the Rutles' "All you need is cash", a must for anyone who liked Spinal Tap.

    I also like Terry Jones and Graham Chapman quite a bit. Nothing against Cleese, Palin and Gilliam, of course.

    How about you?
  2. They are all brilliant but I was a John Cleese guy. I also like Michael Palin. They have more of an intellectual humour.
  3. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I voted "yes."
  4. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Cleese, but Idle would come a close second.
  5. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    It has to be John Cleese really... although I have to say I think Faulty Towers was probably his finest moment in comedy.
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

  7. Sheeez, why don't you ask which one of the seven dwarfs we like the best?!? :D

    This is a toughy, but, I voted for Graham Chapman. Some of the skits I remember him best in are:

    1) "Excuse me while I fly my AERO-PLANE!, excuse
    me while I play the GRAAAND PIANO!"

    2) "GORN, GORN, nice woody sounding word."

    I think he was truly out of his mind, but, hid it well.

    They were all irreplaceable in their own way. :)

    Ah, the memories...:D

  8. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    My vote goes to Michael Palin. I like his work with MP, but really enjoy watching all of his different travel series. Especially the Hemmingway adventure.
  9. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Ditto. Graham Chapman made a great straightman as well.
  10. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    "...this parrot is deceased..."

    "...'tis merely a flesh wound!"


    ...they're all geniuses though! :D
  11. Michael Palin, followed closely second by John Cleese...utter geniuses.
  12. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    I didn't vote 'cause I love them all. If I really had to choose I'd say Micheal Palin, No, John Cleese, no...Eric Idle.

    The new dvd-rom of "The Meaning of Life" is out now. It is supposed to be a hoot.

    Anyone care for a "wafer-thin mint?":D
  13. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Terry Jones, e.g. for his Crusades TV presentation - or even his Toad in WInd In The Willows.
  14. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    That python has the funniest walk of all!:p
  15. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    My vote for Cleese is partly based on the "Ministry of Silly Walks" sketch! Gotta give props to Terry Gilliam for the brilliant cartoons (and mad directing skillz). But they were all great.
  16. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Eric Idle is my favorite, followed by John Cleese.
  17. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member


  18. Agreed.
  19. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    It's hard to elevate one above the rest, but if I am forced to, I vote Cleese!