History Creator / MichaelPalin

23rd Mar '18 4:39:53 PM jamespolk
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His career after Python has included writing and starring in his own films, ''The Missionary'' and ''American Friends'', as well as frequent collaborations with fellow Python alumni: Terry Jones (as creators of the hilarious TV subversion of traditional British adventure stories for boys, ''Series/RippingYarns''), Creator/JohnCleese (as costar of the hugely successful film ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'' and its semisequel ''Film/FierceCreatures'') and Creator/TerryGilliam (as co-writer and -star of ''Film/TimeBandits'' and in a starring role in Gilliam's solo magnum opus ''Film/{{Brazil}}''). Most recently, he has dabbled in Eric Idle's Python stage projects, taking a few cameo roles in ''Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy)''.

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His career after Python has included writing and starring in his own films, ''The Missionary'' and ''American Friends'', as well as frequent collaborations with fellow Python alumni: Terry Jones (as creators of the hilarious TV subversion of traditional British adventure stories for boys, ''Series/RippingYarns''), Creator/JohnCleese (as costar of the hugely successful film ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'' and its semisequel ''Film/FierceCreatures'') and Creator/TerryGilliam (as co-writer and -star of ''Film/TimeBandits'' and in a starring role in Gilliam's solo magnum opus ''Film/{{Brazil}}''). Most recently, he has dabbled in Eric Idle's Python stage projects, taking a few cameo roles in ''Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy)''.
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25th Feb '18 3:11:45 PM nombretomado
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Completely unrelated to former Alaskan governor, one-time Republican Vice Presidential nominee SarahPalin (whom Creator/JohnCleese now considers to be funnier than Michael) or her husband Todd Palin. Also not to be confused with author Michael Pollan, despite similarly pronounced names.

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Completely unrelated to former Alaskan governor, one-time Republican Vice Presidential nominee SarahPalin UsefulNotes/SarahPalin (whom Creator/JohnCleese now considers to be funnier than Michael) or her husband Todd Palin. Also not to be confused with author Michael Pollan, despite similarly pronounced names.
10th Feb '18 6:12:20 PM costanton11
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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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* 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.
4th Jan '18 6:54:46 PM dlchen145
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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 Edward Palin CBE FRGS (born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, character actor and author, most famous for being one of the members of Creator/MontyPython.
28th Nov '17 3:12:51 PM Ilshan
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* DepravedDentist: In the first episode of ''Himalaya'', Michael visits a town in Pakistan known for their dentistry. When he asks one of the local dentists to see his drill he uses on teeth, he is proudly shown a store-bought Dremel tool.



* DepravedDentist: In the first episode of ''Himalaya'', Michael visits a town in Pakistan known for their dentistry. When he asks one of the local dentists to see his drill he uses on teeth, he is proudly shown a store-bought Dremel tool.
28th Nov '17 3:12:30 PM Ilshan
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* DepravedDentist: In the first episode of ''Himalaya'', Michael visits a town in Pakistan known for their dentistry. When he asks one of the local dentists to see his drill he uses on teeth, he is proudly shown a store-bought Dremel tool.
7th Aug '17 6:49:01 PM Shoebox
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* OopNorth: Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire. Lots of the Northern stereotypes appeared in his ''Ripping Yarns''.

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* OopNorth: Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire. Lots of the Northern stereotypes appeared in his ''Ripping Yarns''.Yarns'', and were the basis for his King of Swamp Castle in ''Holy Grail''.
2nd Jul '17 10:25:52 PM bombadil211
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* NiceGuy: Anyone's who's ever worked with him will endlessly sing his praises for both having great ideas and for being willing to collaborate with others. In fact, Monty Python only exists because Creator/JohnCleese enjoyed working with Palin so much that he insisted that Palin and his collaborators join him and Graham Chapman on their new project for the BBC.
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."
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