History Creator / MichaelPalin

14th May '16 4:15:17 PM nombretomado
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* KnightFever: He has a CBE.
13th May '16 10:45:04 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* TheYugoslavWars: The Bosnian War is a main topic of conversation in the first episode of ''New Europe'', as Palin travels from Croatia to Bosnia to Serbia.
4th May '16 7:08:44 PM Shoebox
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* ''Brazil'' (2012), no, not [[Film/{{Brazil}} that movie he was in]], but a four-part series in which Palin travels around the fifth-biggest country in the world.

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* ''Brazil'' (2012), no, not [[Film/{{Brazil}} that movie he was in]], but a four-part series in which Palin travels around the fifth-biggest country in the world.
world--then seemingly at the peak of economic prosperity and sociopolitical optimism.
4th May '16 7:05:33 PM Shoebox
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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}}'').

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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}}'').
''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)''.



Palin has also dabbled in Eric Idle's Python stage projects, taking a few cameo roles in ''Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy)''.
4th May '16 7:02:38 AM Morgenthaler
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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, ''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}}'').

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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, ''RippingYarns''), ''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}}'').
26th Feb '16 4:58:46 PM jamespolk
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* TheCameo: In ''Around the World in Eighty Days'', Python alumni Terry Jones and Creator/TerryGilliam show up to send Palin off and greet him on his return. Palin himself has a knack for finding parts in foreign film productions. In ''80 Days'' Palin makes a cameo in an Egyptian movie. In ''Pole to Pole'' he plays "Frogman's Hand" in a Russian documentary about crayfish. In ''Full Circle'', he makes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=261ugmDCcBU a cameo in an Australian soap opera]]. In ''New Europe'' he's drafted into a Polish theater performance.

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* TheCameo: In ''Around the World in Eighty Days'', Python alumni Terry Jones and Creator/TerryGilliam show up to send Palin off and greet him on his return. Palin himself has a knack for finding parts in foreign film productions. In ''80 Days'' Palin makes a cameo in an Egyptian movie. In ''Pole to Pole'' he plays "Frogman's Hand" in a Russian documentary about crayfish. In ''Full Circle'', he makes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=261ugmDCcBU a cameo in an Australian soap opera]].opera]] ''Series/HomeAndAway''. In ''New Europe'' he's drafted into a Polish theater performance.
1st Feb '16 3:31:44 PM USABobcat
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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.

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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.
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