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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.

Here’s Cleese on humor and creativity for a Dutch program. Good interview.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

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