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#4504579 - 01/22/20 01:44 PM Terry Jones  
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A sad day for Monty Python fans. RIP to an amazing talent.


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#4504589 - 01/22/20 02:37 PM Re: Terry Jones [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I loved Python. It is rarely shown now because it is not politically correct . Dementia is a brutal thing especially for a previously brilliant mind. RIP sir.


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#4504596 - 01/22/20 03:17 PM Re: Terry Jones [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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A funny man both in script and book writing, interview and conversation. Not dazzled by his own brilliance like Cleese. I think his funeral or memorial service will be fun!


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#4504601 - 01/22/20 03:41 PM Re: Terry Jones [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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RIP

and as Jones might have said;
"I'm getting better."
"No, you're not."


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#4504615 - 01/22/20 04:22 PM Re: Terry Jones [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Very sad to hear this. Thank you Mr Jones for all the laughs.

He also made an excellent documentary series about the Crusades: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crusades_(TV_series)


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#4504627 - 01/22/20 05:06 PM Re: Terry Jones [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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R.I.P.

I could never get into Monty Python.

Must be that we yanks do not understand British humor.

#4504635 - 01/22/20 05:34 PM Re: Terry Jones [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
R.I.P.

I could never get into Monty Python.

Must be that we yanks do not understand British humor.


So you make a sweeping generalized statement based on your own personal experience? Interesting.


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#4504637 - 01/22/20 05:41 PM Re: Terry Jones [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I seen the Monty Python films. I didn't find them funny. My friends and family who have seen them also didn't think they were funny or found them to be the kind of comedy that they would like and enjoy.

#4504639 - 01/22/20 05:45 PM Re: Terry Jones [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
I seen the Monty Python films. I didn't find them funny. My friends and family who have seen them also didn't think they were funny or found them to be the kind of comedy that they would like and enjoy.



So based on the experience of maybe 50 people at most you make a general statement saying that "we Yanks" do not understand British humor. Got it.


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#4504681 - 01/22/20 11:49 PM Re: Terry Jones [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
I seen the Monty Python films. I didn't find them funny. My friends and family who have seen them also didn't think they were funny or found them to be the kind of comedy that they would like and enjoy.


I'm a Yank and I've been a hardcore Python fan since 1977. It has nothing to do with one's nationality. Some get it, some don't, it's that simple.


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#4504690 - 01/23/20 01:38 AM Re: Terry Jones [Re: JCathcart]  
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Originally Posted by JCathcart
It has nothing to do with one's nationality. Some get it, some don't, it's that simple.

You hit the nail on the head. I've long said that comedy is a highly subjective artform. What will have some people doubled over with laughter leaves others stone-faced. And I'm not talking about the "easily offended" crowd, either.

I don't find Jim Carrey terribly funny. I've enjoyed some of his movies ("Liar, Liar" and "Bruce Almighty" for example) but the Ace Ventura movies and "Dumb and Dumber" were a waste of film and time, IN MY OPINION. And even when I used to watch the Tonight Show I wouldn't when he was a guest. But some (maybe most?) people think he's a brilliant comedian.

And it's not just the comedian. Most things I've seen Rowan Atkinson do are hilarious to me. But his potentially most popular character, Mr. Bean, does absolutely nothing for me. Go figure.

So as JCathcart said, it has nothing to do with nationality, NoFlyBoy.


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#4504701 - 01/23/20 04:28 AM Re: Terry Jones [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
R.I.P.

I could never get into Monty Python.

Must be that we yanks do not understand British humor.


I don't understand? I love Monty Python, and I'm wholly southern American blood.

#4504723 - 01/23/20 11:46 AM Re: Terry Jones [Re: vonBaur]  
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Originally Posted by vonBaur
but the Ace Ventura movies .



The first Ace Ventura movie will forever be immortalized in my memory for two reasons:


1. I got to see how truly absurdly horrid Dan Marino's acting skills were.

2. It was entirely shot in the Miami and Miami Beach area!

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#4504774 - 01/23/20 10:34 PM Re: Terry Jones [Re: vonBaur]  
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Originally Posted by vonBaur
Originally Posted by JCathcart
It has nothing to do with one's nationality. Some get it, some don't, it's that simple.

You hit the nail on the head. I've long said that comedy is a highly subjective artform. What will have some people doubled over with laughter leaves others stone-faced. And I'm not talking about the "easily offended" crowd, either.

I don't find Jim Carrey terribly funny. I've enjoyed some of his movies ("Liar, Liar" and "Bruce Almighty" for example) but the Ace Ventura movies and "Dumb and Dumber" were a waste of film and time, IN MY OPINION. And even when I used to watch the Tonight Show I wouldn't when he was a guest. But some (maybe most?) people think he's a brilliant comedian.

And it's not just the comedian. Most things I've seen Rowan Atkinson do are hilarious to me. But his potentially most popular character, Mr. Bean, does absolutely nothing for me. Go figure.

So as JCathcart said, it has nothing to do with nationality, NoFlyBoy.


I’m trying to remember the last American sitcom that got a laugh out of me. Seinfeld? Nope, not funny AT ALL. Same goes for 2 1/2 Men, BBT, Everybody Loves Raymond, 2 Broke Girls, etc. Sanford & Son and MASH are probably the ones I found funniest. Also insanely funny but not a sitcom was The Carol Burnett Show, I wasn’t old enough to understand it when it was on but now it just kills me. Not with Lyle Waggoner or Dick Van Dyke, though; Carol, Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway, and Harvey Korman was the best lineup. I didn’t find Mama's Family funny at all, though.

I love a lot of British comedy - Python, Fawlty Towers (Connie Wells!!), The Young Ones, The Two Ronnies, Benny Hill, etc. I still think Yellowbeard is one of the funniest movies ever.

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#4504775 - 01/23/20 10:51 PM Re: Terry Jones [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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