Happy Birthday John Cleese, here’s the Dick Cavett Show!

Published: 27th Oct, 2009

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!

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Josh Burt
About the author:

Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

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