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Happy Birthday, Michael Palin

Michael Palin

Michael Palin–comedian, actor, smart guy who figured out how to get the BBC to pay for sending him around the world–turns 66 years young today. I say young because he seems to traipse just about anywhere, like a smaller, quieter Brian Blessed. Here he is giving the oldie but goodie explanation of where exactly the title Monty Python’s Flying Circus came from on Parkinson:

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I wish I could find a good clip of Palin as Jack Lint, one of my favorite movie villains of all time, but I think for our second we’ll go with a snippet of him reading from a book of his diaries (the various volumes of his diaries are available here.) He talks a bit about the making of Holy Grail:

Update: The bit of him reading is gone, but we’ve replaced it with a bit of an interview of him talking about the film.

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Happy birthday, Mr. P. And many more. Good luck with the Mars travel documentary.

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