John Cleese on the Dick Cavett Show, 1979
John Cleese, our favourite Monty Python member – depending on which way the wind blows – is 70 today. He’s hilariously tall, we like the sketch about the stupid walking, we think Fawlty Towers is brilliant, A Fish Called Wanda wasn’t bad, and we really like the bit in The Life of Brian where he is trying to control manic women during an afternoon stoning. He’s a funny guy. Hence we thought we’d get him a gift, so we discussed present ideas, whilst wearing dresses for a hoot, and it quickly boiled down to a toss up between a parrot/prop, and an interview by the wonderful Dick Cavett – our favourite ever chat show host. In the end we got him both. Happy Birthday Cleese!