History Creator / MichaelPalin

1st Feb '16 3:31:44 PM USABobcat
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Tina Fey impersonator? Really? A half-decent joke, but not one needed on a page.
Completely unrelated to former Alaskan governor, one-time Republican Vice Presidential nominee and TinaFey impersonator 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 and TinaFey impersonator 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.
27th Dec '15 6:21:30 PM bombadil211
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* NiceGuy: The other Pythons consider him the most easy-going and mild-mannered of their number. 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.
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* NiceGuy: The other Pythons consider him the most easy-going and mild-mannered of their number. In fact, Monty Python came abut because John Cleese enjoyed working with Palin so much that he lobbied for Palin's group (the rest of the Pythons) to join him and Graham Chapman at the BBC. 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.
4th Sep '15 4:57:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire: Periodically Palin runs across and comments on remnants of Britain's imperial past. In ''Pole to Pole'' he mentions that the railroad he rides through The Sudan was made by Lord Kitchener to facilitate the conquest of that country. In ''80 Days'' he stops in Hong Kong and talks with British ex-pats worried about the looming handover to China (which took place in 1997). In ''Himalaya'' he rides the Khyber Pass Railway, built by the British when they were trying to subdue Afghanistan, and he talks about how the lone survivor of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1842_retreat_from_Kabul the Elphinstone Massacre]] escaped over the pass to tell the tale.

* UsefulNotes/ColdWar / UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar / TheNeutralZone: Palin's visit to Korea's DMZ and the truce village of Panmunjeom in ''Full Circle''. He leaves feeling depressed.

* UsefulNotes/{{Gibraltar}}: Where Palin starts and finishes ''Sahara''.

* UsefulNotes/InternationalDateLine: In ''Around the World in 80 Days'' he crosses it aboard a freighter, and there is a silly ceremony to mark the occasion.
4th Sep '15 4:56:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* HistoryMarchesOn: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] by Palin, who 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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* HistoryMarchesOn: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] by Palin, who 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.
4th Sep '15 4:56:08 AM Morgenthaler
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Misuse. Lampshaded examples were moved to Lame Pun Reaction.
** Later in ''New Europe'', the episode where Palin visits Poland is entitled [[IncrediblyLamePun "From Pole to Pole"]].
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** Later in ''New Europe'', the episode where Palin visits Poland is entitled [[IncrediblyLamePun "From Pole to Pole"]].Pole".

* IncrediblyLamePun: Palin does a different one relating to the word "high" for each of the "Next On" sections of each episode of "Himalaya"
28th Apr '15 10:25:14 AM nombretomado
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* TheBritishEmpire: Periodically Palin runs across and comments on remnants of Britain's imperial past. In ''Pole to Pole'' he mentions that the railroad he rides through The Sudan was made by Lord Kitchener to facilitate the conquest of that country. In ''80 Days'' he stops in Hong Kong and talks with British ex-pats worried about the looming handover to China (which took place in 1997). In ''Himalaya'' he rides the Khyber Pass Railway, built by the British when they were trying to subdue Afghanistan, and he talks about how the lone survivor of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1842_retreat_from_Kabul the Elphinstone Massacre]] escaped over the pass to tell the tale.
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* TheBritishEmpire: UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire: Periodically Palin runs across and comments on remnants of Britain's imperial past. In ''Pole to Pole'' he mentions that the railroad he rides through The Sudan was made by Lord Kitchener to facilitate the conquest of that country. In ''80 Days'' he stops in Hong Kong and talks with British ex-pats worried about the looming handover to China (which took place in 1997). In ''Himalaya'' he rides the Khyber Pass Railway, built by the British when they were trying to subdue Afghanistan, and he talks about how the lone survivor of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1842_retreat_from_Kabul the Elphinstone Massacre]] escaped over the pass to tell the tale.
2nd Apr '15 9:36:40 PM ladystardust97511
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In 1993, the Michael Palin Center for Stammering Children was dedicated in his honor, partly because of his role as a stuttering criminal in Film/AFishCalledWanda, and partly because of his firsthand experience with the issue: his father had a stammer.
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In 1993, the Michael Palin Center Centre for Stammering Children was dedicated in his honor, partly because of his role as a stuttering criminal in Film/AFishCalledWanda, and partly because of his firsthand experience with the issue: his father had a stammer.
2nd Apr '15 9:35:59 PM ladystardust97511
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In 1993, the Michael Palin Center for Stammering Children was dedicated in his honor, partly because of his role as a stuttering criminal in Film/AFishCalledWanda, and partly because of his firsthand experience with the issue: his father had a stammer.
31st Mar '15 2:40:18 PM ladystardust97511
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Also, is definitely ''not'' Eric Idle. No matter what either of them claim.
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Also, is definitely ''not'' Eric Idle.Creator/EricIdle. No matter what either of them claim.
10th Jan '15 1:30:16 PM TheUnsquished
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In 2013 he was made a {{BAFTA}} Fellow (essentially, a lifetime achievement award) for his distinguished contributions to multiple media.
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In 2013 he was made a {{BAFTA}} UsefulNotes/{{BAFTA}} Fellow (essentially, a lifetime achievement award) for his distinguished contributions to multiple media.
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