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Jobs for pythons by Clare on 16 September 2005 9:30am
I was just wondering as I drove into work this morning (it takes ages and I would love to use public transport but its a bit useless round here!)what jobs do you think the Pythons could have done had they not been hit with the silly stick and become Pythons? I think Terry Jones has a mad professor look about him and he likes writing about old English poets, Graham I guess would have become the doctor he trained to be but what about the others?? Would anyone have given messers Palin, Idle, Cleese and Gilliam a Job?

Obvoiusly the sillier the better!

Clare :o)
Re: Jobs for pythons by canaveralgumby on 16 September 2005 4:59pm
JC was (is?) a barrister, right?

I think TG would have been an artist / film maker even if he had not been a Python.

EI would have been a very liberal left-leaning Member of Parliament (not Funkadelic). Not sure what political party that would be in the UK.

I feel MP would be in some blue-collar / service type job. And he'd be happy.

Re: Jobs for pythons by Spursfan on 16 September 2005 5:12pm
I can see MP as a doctor - maybe in a hospital rather than a GP? I think his bedside manner would be really good and he'd be good at the 'I'm sorry Mrs Brown, we did all we could' etc etc.

Certainly a 'people-orientated' type job - he so obviously cares about people.

Maybe he would even have worked as a speech therapist - taking on board his 'interest' in stuttering.

Maybe not a chiropodist - as shown in 'A Private Function'!!!
Re: Jobs for pythons by Wild in Africa on 16 September 2005 5:18pm
As all the Pythons are ex-Public school boys and Oxbridge graduates I doubt very much if any would have ended up shovelling sh!t and I suspect MP might have turned his prediliction to travel in another direction and earlier in life; perhaps as a foreign correspondant, or maybe in humanitarian aid?
Re: Jobs for pythons by CatSpeight on 16 September 2005 11:39pm
I don't know exactly what I think. Always looking on the bright side of life. I love reading Himalaya. I also love being tickled mirthful by the funniness of the skits and cariacatures that so often reflect someone I have had the (mis)fortune to know. I wonder if in 30 or so years time if I will be reflected on where I could've been? Better I think not to look back, but forward. Dont belong to the family of wudda, cudda, and shooda.
I am so glad for MP's books and JC's Basil Fawlty. I do not think the world would have been the wacky place it is without the pythons to initiate belly-laughter at the lot of us.........
Re: Jobs for pythons by tucsonmike on 17 September 2005 4:57am
I didn't think Python employment was a problem!:-) Easy to keep stats though and tough to lie.

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