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    R.I.P. Terry Jones

    Died last night at 77 from dementia.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-51209197

    I found him extremely funny and extremely clever in and out of Monty Python. His best pal Michael Palin will surely be devastated. And the Python gang just lost Neil Innes three weeks ago too.
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    God, we're all getting older. Funny, funny, man. Rest in Peace.
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    Sad to hear this. Great memories watching Monty Python with my folks as a kid. He leaves an incredible legacy in TV, film and print; and as a warm-hearted person.

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    Monty Python star Terry Jones has died at the age of 77, after having lived with dementia..."
    Terry would have appreciated the joke.

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    So very sad, but not unexpected. I found him incredibly funny... and erudite. He did a lot of research into Geoffrey Chaucer and was a true champion of his writing. His musical bits that found their way into various Python sketches were always top-of-the-line, especially the lampooning of the stereotypical "Welshman who deludes himself into thinking he can sing really well," and so on. That whole "Every Sperm Is Sacred" skit and intricately choreographed dance routine in The Meaning of Life is just f'ing BRILLIANT, too. And let's not forget Brian's mom, 5 o'clock shadow and all, in Life of Brian.

    I do recall that when they were together once on some special hosted by Steve Martin (in the '90s?), they were clowning around with the supposed ashes of former member Graham Chapman. They got to wondering aloud who would be the next Python to go, and Cleese joked that he thought it would be Jonesy. Sadly, he was correct. Farewell, you funny man, who touched our funny bones in his inimitable British way.

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    Another piece of childhood gone.
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    Shit.
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    No surprise, given recent reports. Really really sad to read about this. We just watched "Life of Brian" this past weekend.

    RIP, Terry.

    I think the funeral procession should all dress in drag in his honor.
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    Aw, crap.

    I think drag would definitely be appropriate for any tribute. My first thought was of the sketch with Palin where he comes to "read the poet" installed under the stairs and Jones tries to seduce him to stay. The second was Jones playing The Bells of St. Mary's on the Mouse Organ.

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    Goddamn it, I’m busy mourning Neil Peart! Sad indeed, I’m another of the many longtime Python fans around here. It was a big part of my childhood. Mudshark22, I hope you feel in some way that we still have these people with us. I’m really sad about Peart but feel closer to him in a way.

    Whorg, I didn’t know about Jones’ work on Chaucer - very cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koreabruce View Post
    I do recall that when they were together once on some special hosted by Steve Martin (in the '90s?), they were clowning around with the supposed ashes of former member Graham Chapman. They got to wondering aloud who would be the next Python to go, and Cleese joked that he thought it would be Jonesy. Sadly, he was correct.
    Unless you want to count Neil Innes (December 29), who was sort of a Python-in-waiting.

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    Farewell, Inspector Harry 'Snapper' Organs, scourge of the Piranha Brothers, and Mr Wensleydale, proprietor of the finest and cleanest cheese shop in the neighbourhood.

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    He was a very funny genius and had a profound impact on me growing up.
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    RIP Terry. Was watching some Monty Python episodes on Netflix this week. Will be sorely missed

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    I may have laughed harder at my first screening of 'Life Of Brian' than I have ever laughed in my life.

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    RIP Terry. You made my life a lot better.
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    No doubt he and Graham Chapman are currently working on skits in the great beyond.
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    No, he isn't! He's resting.


    RIP Terry. I'm like my mother was thirty years ago, watching hero after hero fade into the twilight.
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    I knew it was coming soon, but still so sad. My favorites of his were the mouse organ and when he did the strip-tease after not being able to find a place to change clothes. One of more of the other Pythons said he was the best rat-bag woman in the business.

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    He was a very naughty boy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halmyre View Post
    Farewell, Inspector Harry 'Snapper' Organs, scourge of the Piranha Brothers, and Mr Wensleydale, proprietor of the finest and cleanest cheese shop in the neighbourhood.
    Don't forget Mr. Creosote. "Ees waafer thin."

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    Off playing with all the ex-parrots

    RIP and uber kudos for countless laughs, sir
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    RIP to a brilliant and fucking hilarious comic genius. Thanks for the laughs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halmyre View Post
    Farewell, Inspector Harry 'Snapper' Organs, scourge of the Piranha Brothers, and Mr Wensleydale, proprietor of the finest and cleanest cheese shop in the neighbourhood.
    Michael Palin was Mr Wensleydale in the cheese shop sketch.

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