Friday, September 23, 2016

Monty Python's Terry Jones is now officially crazy!

New York Post Page Six September 21, 2016
Terry Jones, one of the founding members of comedy troupe Monty Python, has been diagnosed with dementia.
In a statement released by Britain’s film academy, a representative says the 74-year-old has primary progressive aphasia, which erodes the ability to use language. As a result, Jones can no longer give interviews.
News of Jones’ illness came in a statement announcing he is to receive an award for outstanding contribution to film and television from the academy’s Welsh branch.
In the late 1960s, Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman formed the surreal and anarchic Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
Jones directed the Python films “Life Of Brian” and “Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life.” With Gilliam, he co-directed “Monty Python and The Holy Grail.”


edutcher said...

Dementia is not really crazy.

It's really a loss of memory or other functions.

Just sayin'.

ricpic said...

Terry Jones was the one who liked to show his bum. That's all I can remember about him.

I guess Monty Python was funny in a tittering kind of way. But never ever did it deliver a belly laugh.

Bits I remember best: the dead parrot sketch; department of silly walks; upper class twits on a pitch (I think that's the Brit term for a playing field, but I could be wrong).

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

At least Terry Jones was entertaining and the fate of the country was not in his hands.

Can't say the same for Hillary.

William said...

The Beatles and Monty Python have a much higher mortality rate than the Rolling Stones. Life teaches us very few useful moral lessons.

virgil xenophon said...

I was stationed in the UK during the height of Monty Pythons run. As funny as it was for American audiences, they still missed about a quarter of the humor as much of it consisted of quick asides about current local British politics and cultural quirks which the average American would never pick up unless living in the UK at the time.

PS: I might say the same is true for "Ab-Fab" (Absolutely Fabulous) much of which gets its humor by referral back to the England of Monty Python times (the "Swinging Sixties") and thus, good as it is, much goes over the heads of current American audiences.