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Monty Python to Reunite! 10 Awesome Things the Cast Have Done Since Then

There is big, big, and I mean BIG news for Monty Python fans. One of the legendary comedy group – Terry Jones- let it slip that they are planning to do a reunion, something that Monty Python fans have been waiting decades for. “We’re getting together and putting on a show. It’s real,” he told the BCC. “I’m quite excited about it. I hope it makes us a lot of money! I hope to be able to pay off my mortgage.” Yes, I think he won’t have any trouble doing that. “Only three days to go till the Python press conference,” Eric Idle said via Twitter. “Make sure Python fans are alerted to the big forthcoming news event.” He later added, “Python meeting this morning. Can’t wait. Press Conference Thursday will apparently be live on Sky News. I’ll get you the online URL.”

The troop includes John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin, the sixth member – Graham Chapman – died in 1989. The last time the crew got together for a performance was in 1998 at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado.

So what have the boys been up to? Here are ten of the coolest things they’ve done since Monty Python disbanded.

 

  • A Fish Called Wanda 1 of 10
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    A Fish Called Wanda didn't just star one Monty Python cast members but two.  Both John Cleese and Michael Palin starred in this 1988 comedy. A very high grossing film that brought in approximately $63 million dollars.

     

    Photo Source: Amazon - Available here.

  • The Rutles 2 of 10
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    Eric Idle has a cult hit on his hands when he put together the Beatles spoof band, The Rutles. He appeared with his "band" on Saturday Night Live and created a movie (aired on NBC) called All You Need Is Cash.

     

    Photo Source: Amazon - available here.

  • Spamalot 3 of 10
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    Spamalot, "a new musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail," was a huge hit in theaters around the world from Broadway to Madrid to Norway.  The play was written by Eric Idle and was a HUGE success. It won three Tonys and has earned about $175 million dollars!

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  • New Item 4 4 of 10
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    Terry Gilliam went on create the fantasy film The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. The film also starred Eric Idle.

     

    Photo Source: IMDB

  • The Wind in the Willows 5 of 10
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    The 1996 take on The Wind in the Willows starred Monty Python stars Eric Idle and Terry Jones and Terry Jones also directed the whimsical flick.  Michael Palin and John Cleese also have roles in the film!

     

    Photo Source: IMDB

  • Palin’s Travels 6 of 10
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    After Monty Python, Michael Palin went and did traveling, a whole lot of traveling. He did a fabulous documentary series of his adventures from going to the North and South Poles, to the Sahara desert to going "around the world in 80 days."

     

    Photo Source: Palin's Travels

  • Time Bandits 7 of 10
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    The 1981 hit Time Bandits was created and directed by Terry Gilliam.  Gilliam got some of his old buddies to appear in the film like Michael Palin and John Cleese as Robinhood.

     

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  • Brazil 8 of 10
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    Terry Gilliam had another hit with his surreal film Brazil. Fellow Monty Python player Michael Palin also appeared in the film.

     

    Photo Source: Amazon/ available here

  • Asteroids 9 of 10
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    Here is an interesting thing that happened after Monty Python...each member has an asteroid named after them!

     

     

    Photo Source: Wiki Commons

  • Fawlty Towers 10 of 10
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    From 1975 to 1979, John Cleese had a HUGE hit with his show Fawlty Towers, although it was far more popular in England than here in the states. 

     

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