Who Is/Was the Funniest Python?

Who is/was the funniest Python?


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Lord Zero

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Aug 25, 2008
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#1
I just started wondering about WackBag's take on this after spending a few hours watching Monty Python's Flying Circus clips.
 

Neckbeard

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Eric Idle is my favorite.
 

Konstantin K

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Aug 25, 2010
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Damien.



He was a riot.
 

Party Rooster

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Apr 27, 2005
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#5
It's tough. Eric Idle and Michael Palin for me, but yet Terry Jones definitely gets a nod just because he directed too. I always identified most with Palin, as he seemed the most "American" of the troupe (even more than Gilliam). But I seem to remember more of Idle's contributions more than anyone else. I think he stood out most on Life of Brian, one of my favorite all-time movies.
 

JoeyDVDZ

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Aug 20, 2004
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Eric Idle is my favorite.
Yeah, I had to go Idle as well. To be honest though, it's hard to pick one; they're a cohesive team, and more than the sum of their parts in their comedy.
 

DiggerNick

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In the old days it was Cleese and Idle. Or Terry Jones if fat, ugly blokes in drag made you laugh.

But now they are both cameo-hoarding parodies of their former selves. Whereas Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin clearly have the most significant careers now, with Gilliam becoming a genius film director and Palin making a series of incredible of travel seriesovet rh last 20+ years.
 
Feb 5, 2003
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I always like John Cleese the best. Eric Idle had plenty of funny characters but his songs were just alright and don't really hold up as well as he'd like to believe, whereas Cleese's characters are still funny to this day.
 
Oct 4, 2004
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I can't pick just one. But Graham Chapman may have been the best actor of the group. His Arthur was so marvellously dignified in the face of all the insanity going on around him, and Chapman was drunk off his ass at the time.
 

LiddyRules

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Jun 1, 2005
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#13
I'm going with Palin.
 

Lord Zero

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Aug 25, 2008
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#16
I can't pick just one. But Graham Chapman may have been the best actor of the group. His Arthur was so marvellously dignified in the face of all the insanity going on around him, and Chapman was drunk off his ass at the time.
Him saying (and later yelling) "be quiet" and "shut up" makes me so happy.
 

BIV

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Apr 22, 2002
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#17
Quoting Python is funnier than Python.
 

gleet

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Jul 24, 2005
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They all had their moments but overall I voted Cleese. When he attacked the castle to rescue the princess being held against his will he made a look while quickly scanning for his next victim that makes me laugh every time. Then he got such a bloodlust going, he attacked flowers hanging on the wall.

1:04 for the look.

And how about his great poise shown in the Fish Slap Dance?

His ability to go from one end of his acting range to the other instantly is best shown here:

Of course his role of Vivian Smith-Smythe Smith garnered him his first Oscar nomination.