Who were or still are,your 2 favorite Monty Python members and why ?


Who were (or still are), your 2 or 3 personal favorite Monty Python
members and please say WHY for each one named ?

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Hard to say cause I really like them all. The only one I'm not crazy about is Terry Gilliam. But I can say that they really would not have been "Python" without John Cleese or Eric Idle. Michael Palin is awesome as well and really holds his ground. So I guess Palin, Idle, and Cleese are my favorites. But of course very high honorable mention goes to Graham Chapman and Terry Jones.

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John Cleese, Graham Chapman & Michael Palin are my favorites.

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Palin and Idle. Maybe it's because I've seen them more (especially Palin with his world-wide travels) since. The least? Gilliam...there's something wrong with an American in a British troupe.

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Michael Palin, as he's just lovely, hehe:)

Terry Jones, as he makes a wonderful woman, haha!

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Michael Palin by a mile, he is just awesome. I guess I like him because he always seemed so youthful compared to the others, Python always seemed a bit like they were discovered late. Though hilarious and as madcap as they can be they seemed like men in their mid-30's acting younger, where as Palin looked the part of a young nutty college student.

If I had to chose a 2nd it would be Eric Idle for the reason stated above, he was a right cheeky chap.




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For the very first John Cleese and Eric idol have always tied as my favorites with Michael Palin as a very close second (or third? however that works).

In recent years I've really come to appriciate Terry Jones alot more ("spam, spam, spam, spam" You've gottal love it!!).

Terry Gilliam wasn't the best as far a his on stage performace, but I always enjoyed all the wonderful and down right bazar artwork he provided for the show. Plus he did go on to make some great movies like "Brazil" and "Time Bandits" (ok, and I guess "Barron Munchousen" was alright too).

Never was a huge fan of Graham Chapman. Some how I just always got the impression that he though he was really funny. This was just my personal impression but he always seemed to be full of himself and a bit of a prima donna. The fact that he has the lead role in most of the movies only helped to confirm this impression. I might be way off on this but its just the impression I always got from him. If you can prove me wrong please do.

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Terry Gilliam is my favorite, because of his animation and the films he's done after Python. The small roles he had were pretty funny, too, especially in the movies.

It's hard to say who's second, but maybe Michael Palin. He did play Pontious Pilate after all...

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1. Eric Idle - because of all the characters he had done that are cheeky and the sketches he had written on wordplay like "The man who talks in anagrams" and "The butcher who alternately rude and polite"

2. John Cleese - because I find it hilarious when he is very angry, especially when he plays Basil Fawlty.

3. Michael Palin - because he is very cute and a very funny guy.

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