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When did you first find him? by mackenzie_shortland on 26 March 2003 11:55pm
I thought that it would be nice to know how people first came across Michael's adventures. I remember the first series I ever saw was Full Circle, and it has always remained my favourite. One cold winters' evening, lying on my bed, I was flicking through the five terrestrial TV channels we have, and on BBC2 I saw Michael climbing up the side of a volcano in Java. From then on, I was hooked. I knew nothing about the man until I had a lokk on the internet, and now I own all five series, and will soon hopefully have Full Circle on DVD. Good old auntie Beeb never lets us down. I would gladly pay more licence fee money if it carries on churning out these wonderful adventures.
Re: When did you first find him? by sleepydumpling on 27 March 2003 12:14pm

I was a mild Python fan, but when 80 Days came out (I was 16) I watched every episode and was totally hooked. Since then I have devoured all things Palin and am a strong fan of all his work. But it's the travelogues (particularly the books) I love best!

Anyone else?
Re: When did you first find him? by nottlob on 28 March 2003 5:04am
I started with Python too, I was never interested in travel until Palin became my favorite in Python, I looke him up and then in the online library searches and found that they had his videos so I toke out "80 Days" and fell in love with the world :)
Re: When did you first find him? by wundle on 28 March 2003 8:48am
Monty Python was my first experience of Michael. I was very fortunate to meet him on several occasions and he is the nicest guy, just like on the TV.
Re: When did you first find him? by xine on 28 March 2003 10:03am
I got to know Mr MP from Full Circle. It was telecast on TV here. Then after the series ended its run, I bought the book. after that I bought 80 days and P2P and kept my eyes and ear open for his other projects. Accidentally discovered this website in Jan 2003. That's how I found out about Sahara and I ordered both the book and the DVD from Amazon. now i've got a DVD of MPFC and Holy Grail too. and find that his Python mates are so cute too! Eric Idle and John Cleese especially.
Re: When did you first find him? by Rusted on 28 March 2003 8:57pm
I too was first a Python addict.

I've told the story here before...but it started with Holy Grail and continued with MPFC and the rest of the movies. But Michael definitely stuck out for me...something in his smile, in his humour, in his sweet manner...he seemed like a dear to me, and a funny one at that. ;O) So then I checked out some of his movies and travels at the library (yay for the library, Judy!), and was really blown away by his travel stuff.

Speaking of Michael's travels, I was waiting to talk to my professor in Astronomy the other day when I suddenly noticed I had a tune stuck in my head. I nearly laughed outloud when I realized that is was the theme song from "Pole 2 Pole". I haven't even watched that in ages! LOL!

~Mary :O)
Re: When did you first find him? by nottlob on 29 March 2003 2:42am
wundle, you're so lucky to have met the man :) And, xine, How did you ever manage to buy everything? Was it over a long period of time?

*I'm so thankful for public libraries, lol
Re: When did you first find him? by xine on 29 March 2003 4:19am
Hi nottlob

do you already know that you are a winner of the Sahara competition?
right. I started my MP, MPFC DVD, Video collection only this January. Amazon.co.uk. very good site. very efficient too. I can get my things within 7 working days! :)
Re: When did you first find him? by Helen on 29 March 2003 5:46pm
Python addict-- age 8 or 9 staring at the TV laughing at things I didn't really understand-- but seeing grown men act like loonies was enough for me.
Have never recovered from my Python addiction. It's still going strong.
Saw Around the World on PBS in the late 80s, I believe-- renewed my admiration for Michael. Not too mention renewing my schoolgirl crush on him. That smile, those eyebrows, okay I'll stop cuz it's getting silly.


Re: When did you first find him? by Rocky on 29 March 2003 9:39pm
I wasn't a Mony Python fan nor did I watch ATWIED but I failed to cancel an editors choice from my book club and ended up with the book of Pole to Pole. I was amazed at the writing, photography and artwork and have been hooked on the travelogues ever since. Last year myself and my wife sat in the bar of the Rock Hotel in Gibraltar while Michael was there filming Sahara but I was so starstruck I didn't have the guts to go up and talk to him !
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