John Cleese on Python and The Panther

John Cleese

So Coraline looks like it’s going to come out ahead of the abysmal looking Pink Panther 2–which is good. Were it to be otherwise, I would have pushed this giant red button and blown up the world. Because let’s face it: when fake Clouseau beats Gaiman and Selick, then we need to just turn it all over to the roaches. In fact, I think that’s what happened to the ancient lost civilizations of South America. They had their own version of the live action Alvin and the Chipmunks movie which grossed some obscene amount of coin and then somebody said: “Oh forget it. Fuck this.” And overnight, their world was gone.

Cautionary tale, that. Anyway, all of that said, here’s a great bit from Jimmy Kimmel where John Cleese came on the show to promote that wretched sequel. The majority of the clip is fantastic, since he’s talking trash about the other Pythons and then relating a story about when he and Graham used to write for Peter Sellers. Then you can turn it off when they show the clip from the new movie.

Update: The clip has been made private, so here’s where you can still find it.

Found via Chortle.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:06:02+00:00 February 8th, 2009|Stimuli|0 Comments

Win Comic Relief on DVD!

Comic Relief: The Greatest… and the Latest DVD cover art

Comic Relief: in the UK, it’s a party like you wouldn’t believe, culminating in Red Nose Day every two years and finds an entire country having a good time and doing good for other.

In the United States, you’d be hard pressed to remember the last time it aired on television. Or at least the last time it aired and anyone paid attention.

Still, there has been some funny stuff on Comic Relief, and that’s what Shout Factory is celebrating with the recent release of Comic Relief: The Greatest… and the Latest. You get uncensored footage, behind the scenes stuff, interviews and more, across two discs.

Comedians on the DVD include Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Lewis Black, Dane Cook, John Candy, Jennifer Coolidge, George Carlin, Mike Epps, Jim Carrey, Susie Essman, Dave Chappelle, D.L. Hughley, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Eugene Levy, Richard Lewis, George Lopez, Jon Lovitz, Bill Maher, Howie Mandel, Dennis Miller, Dudley Moore, Catherine O’Hara, Jeremy Piven, Harold Ramis, Carl Reiner, Chris Rock, Ray Romano, Rita Rudner, Bob Saget, Garry Shandling, Martin Short, Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, Fred Willard and Steven Wright.

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By | 2008-03-17T20:45:15+00:00 February 16th, 2008|Contests|2 Comments

From Somewhere: I’ve Written My Own Monologue

New year, same rules: Stuff Happens and I bring the smarm. Let the sniping begin!

Radiohead-In-Rainbows-cover

Radiohead topped the charts with the physical retail release of In Rainbows which was released in North America via a licensing agreement between the band and Dave Matthews-owned ATO Records. The main difference between the CD release and the download release back in October is that you will most likely not be able to name your own price for the CD. Although that’s never really stopped anyone from trying that tact at Best Buy.

In Rainbows actually charted a week earlier due to some retailers breaking the original January 1st street date to reportedly protest the earlier online stunt. ATO is currently mulling its options for a response–including delaying when those same retail outlets get the upcoming new Dave Matthews Band album. Which kind of works out, since most of DMB’s remaining fans will likely “name their own price” for it anyway.
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By | 2017-09-24T23:22:46+00:00 January 14th, 2008|Stimuli|0 Comments