History Creator / MichaelPalin

6th May '17 12:12:42 AM samhuddy
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* HistoryMarchesOn: In ''Eighty Days,'' the Iran-Iraq War of 1980-88, which had ended months earlier, is referred to as "the Gulf War."

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* HistoryMarchesOn: In ''Eighty Days,'' the Iran-Iraq War of 1980-88, which had ended months earlier, is referred to as "the Gulf War."" A couple of years later, that name was permanently attached to an entirely different (though related) war.
6th May '17 12:07:52 AM samhuddy
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* HistoricalInJoke: Palin notes while sailing down the Yangtze River in ''80 Days'' that all the villages and waterfronts he's seeing will disappear when the big dam project is completed. 1.3 million people were eventually relocated when the Three Gorges Dam left their homes and towns underwater.

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* HistoricalInJoke: Palin notes while sailing down the Yangtze River in ''80 Days'' ''Full Circle'' that all the villages and waterfronts he's seeing will disappear when the big dam project is completed. 1.3 million people were eventually relocated when the Three Gorges Dam left their homes and towns underwater.underwater.
* HistoryMarchesOn: In ''Eighty Days,'' the Iran-Iraq War of 1980-88, which had ended months earlier, is referred to as "the Gulf War."
3rd May '17 6:46:40 AM XFllo
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!!Palin himself provides examples of:

* {{Adorkable}}: Along with Eric Idle, the most stereotypically 'cute' Python. You can't help but smile with him.

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!!Palin himself provides examples of:

* {{Adorkable}}: Along with Eric Idle, the most stereotypically 'cute' Python. You can't help but smile with him.
!!Tropes relating to his career:



* DeadpanSnarker: Quite often in his travelogue voiceovers and even a few times live Palin will express a certain dry wit when things start to go wrong. Even more noticeable in the accompanying followup diaries, which of course give him time to reflect at leisure.
* NiceGuy: He loathes the title, considering it personally and creatively patronizing... but by everyone else's accounts it's entirely accurate. The other Pythons consider him the most easy-going and mild-mannered of their number; in fact, Monty Python as we know it came about largely because John Cleese enjoyed working with Palin so much he was willing to take on the three other guys Palin was working with at the time. Of course, this makes the times when he gets angry and vicious (such as in ''Brazil'' or ''A Fish Called Wanda'') even more jarring. Or, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx6w6cCWHHc when you compare him to Judas]], although in that instance it was more a case of TranquilFury meets DeadpanSnarker meets BewareTheNiceOnes.
* OopNorth: Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Quite often in his travelogue voiceovers and even a few times live Palin will express a certain dry wit when things start to go wrong. Even more noticeable in the accompanying followup diaries, which of course give him time to reflect at leisure.
* NiceGuy: He loathes the title, considering it personally and creatively patronizing... but by everyone else's accounts it's entirely accurate. The other Pythons consider him the most easy-going and mild-mannered of their number; in fact, Monty Python as we know it came about largely because John Cleese enjoyed working with Palin so much he was willing to take on the three other guys Palin was working with at the time. Of course, this makes the times when he gets angry and vicious (such as in ''Brazil'' or ''A Fish Called Wanda'') even more jarring. Or, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx6w6cCWHHc when you compare him to Judas]], although in that instance it was more a case of TranquilFury meets DeadpanSnarker meets BewareTheNiceOnes.
* OopNorth: Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire. Lots of the Northern stereotypes appeared in his ''Ripping Yarns''.
24th Dec '16 12:23:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''Around the World in Eighty Days'' (1989), re-creating, fairly closely, [[AroundTheWorldInEightyDays Phileas Fogg's fictional journey around the world]]. Was completed with a few hours to spare.

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* ''Around the World in Eighty Days'' (1989), re-creating, fairly closely, [[AroundTheWorldInEightyDays [[Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays Phileas Fogg's fictional journey around the world]]. Was completed with a few hours to spare.
4th Dec '16 1:41:38 AM Xtifr
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'''Michael Palin''' CBE FRGS (born 1943) is an English comedian, character actor and author, most famous for being one of the members of Creator/MontyPython.

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'''Michael Palin''' Michael Palin CBE FRGS (born 1943) is an English comedian, character actor and author, most famous for being one of the members of Creator/MontyPython.
9th Sep '16 9:53:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* XMeetsY: A rural Indian coal mine in ''Himalaya'', with an old tank engine still pulling coal cars, is described as "''Film/ApocalypseNow'' meets ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine''".
9th Sep '16 9:52:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheRomanEmpire: Palin visits Roman ruins in both Libya and Tunisia in ''Sahara''. His little treatise on Roman toilet habits is a highlight.
** In the first episode of ''New Europe'' he sees a castle, first used by the Roman emperor Diocletian, still in use today.



* WorldWarII: In ''Sahara'' Palin hooks up with a British veteran's tour of the war in North Africa.
21st Aug '16 10:28:50 PM mlsmithca
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* StiffUpperLip: Michael Palin attempts to keep one as much as possible, whatever the obstacles that he faces. He does slip up on occasion (when his ship from Suez to Jeddah gets canceled in "80 Days," for instance)
*** Additionally, vast improvements have been made in rail connections and speed in Europe and Asia since the series was made.

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* StiffUpperLip: Michael Palin attempts to keep one as much as possible, whatever the obstacles that he faces. He does slip up on occasion (when his ship from Suez to Jeddah gets canceled in "80 Days," for instance)
*** Additionally, vast improvements have been made in rail connections and speed in Europe and Asia since the series was made.
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8th Jul '16 7:54:31 PM Shoebox
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* ThrowItIn: ''Around the World in Eighty Days'' was supposed to be six episodes. Palin and his crew got so much material out of his dhow journey from Dubai to India that they built a whole extra episode out of it.
8th Jul '16 7:52:56 PM Shoebox
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* TechnologyMarchesOn
** Works for and against Palin in ''80 Days''
** Email and the Internet would have made some of Palin's travel problems, like his difficulties finding a way from Suez to India, a lot easier.
** On the other hand, Palin notes that air travel has made passenger trains and boats obsolete in many parts of the world, meaning that in some places, he has fewer travel options than Fogg did. For his ride across the Pacific, Palin has to hitch a ride on a freighter, because there are no cross-Pacific passenger ships any more.
** On the other other hand, that freighter Palin hitched a ride on was quite a bit faster than Fogg's passenger ship and allowed him to make up all his lost time. And he was able to go through China by train, which Fogg couldn't do.
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