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Re: John Cleese by elina on 29 October 2007 9:32am
 
Happy Birthday indeed! What a great man! What a voice!
 
Re: John Cleese by geordiegirl on 29 October 2007 6:34pm
 
Yes, John Cleese is a National Treasure in many countries.
My favourite anecdote about him: anyone know the BBC radio programme, Desert island Discs? You get to make choices as to what to take to a 'desert island'- a book & a Luxury included. When asked for his Luxury, JC said 'can i have Michael Palin?'says it all, doesn't it
 
Re: John Cleese by Katia on 29 October 2007 7:05pm
 
>>JC said 'can i have Michael Palin?'says it all, doesn't it>>

Knew he would, knew he would, *SayNoMore*!!! Oh I love it!..

UPD: Sorry, forgot to ask, what was the desired book then?
 
Re: John Cleese by Palin_Lover on 29 October 2007 8:05pm
 
>>JC said 'can i have Michael Palin?'says it all, doesn't it>>

LOL!! Wink, wink...nudge, nudge...say no more.
 
Re: John Cleese by MMMmmm... on 29 October 2007 9:19pm
 
*Happy Birthday to you!* *Happy Birthday to you!* *Happy Birthday John Cleese!* *Happy Birthday to you!*

I think of birthdays as the day(s) to celebrate the person, and that we were fortunate enough to have them come into the world! And indeed John Cleese is immensely welcome! *Much Love to You John!*
 
Re: John Cleese by mrsthing on 30 October 2007 2:02am
 
And he's got those eyes......


Oh, did I already say that? [blush]
 
Re: John Cleese by geordiegirl on 30 October 2007 8:32pm
 
Katia - sorry don't know what book JC would take to the Desert Island, but if you Google BBC Radio and look for a link to DESERT ISLAND DISCS there might be a retrospective list
Linda
www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 try
 
Re: John Cleese by Katia on 31 October 2007 11:34am
 
Linda, thanks a lot. The book was Vincent Price's cookery book. But I found something absolutely sidesplitting:
"Famously, Cleese originally requested Michael Palin as his luxury but was told he wasn't allowed anything alive. Cleese said it didn't matter as he would have him stuffed."
:))))))
Actually that's quite touching!
 
Re: John Cleese by Rheebles on 31 October 2007 3:09pm
 
Just to let everyone, next week on BBC4 at 9.00pm Dawn French is doing Boys Who Do Comedy and John will be the guest.
 
Re: John Cleese by geordiegirl on 31 October 2007 4:35pm
 
How I laughed at the full Cleese/Palin anecdote, Katia! I didn't remember it all.
I guess Pythons are like The Goons (long-running BBC radio comedians, National Treasures in their day, they're all dead now) - they try to make each other laugh in the media as well as being friends privately, if you see what i mean.
Linda
 
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