has poked fun at his Monty Python pals in a hilarious outburst on TV - and even dead star Graham Chapman
didn't escape harsh criticism. Appearing on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!
on Tuesday, Cleese was asked if he kept in touch with his Python collaborators, which prompted him to fire off about each one of them.
He joked, "One of them's alright - the little guy who does the very boring travel programs (Michael Palin
)... but the others are awful. Terry Jones
is this excitable little Welshman; he and I never got on. What Terry cannot accept is that the Welsh are a servile nation that God put on the planet to carry out menial tasks for the English."
Cleese then proceeded to mimic former Python Terry Gilliam
's mumbling, explaining no one can understand the filmmaker.
He added, "Then there's Eric Idle
- he's quite entertaining. Well, he writes good lyrics and he makes good jokes, and I think there's another one... Oh no, he's dead. It's good riddance actually - he (Chapman) was a terrible sponger. He drank a lot at one stage. Actually, what p---ed me off is when he went sober... within a year he was healthier than the rest of us, so I was very glad when he died."
Chapman lost his battle with cancer in 1989.
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