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John Culshaw I think - the last spoof was Michael Palins next trip - on a tour of the big garden attached to the house he bought with the profits of his travelogues.

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I can't imagine how anyone could imitate Michael Palin - he'd be a very difficult voice to do - as is John Cleese, which is why not many people impersonate him either (at least not very well).

On the subject of Python-influenced TV, does anyone from the UK remember a Channel 4 sketch show called 'Absolutely'? Its cast was predominantly Scottish, and it ran for a few series, the last of which must have ended about 11-12 years ago. I was a huge fan of it when I saw it as a kid/adolescent, and my recent re-viewing of Python has made me think about it again - whether or not it was directly influenced, it was very Pythonesque. Recurring characters included two lunatics called Don and George who seemed to live in an empty room, sat on crates and had surreal conversations about trivia ('If the best things in life are free, how much are the nice things in life?' '£1.30'); a dirty-minded little girl who told misinformed monologues about adult behaviour; an impossibly boring, stupid and pedantic man in a bright blue coat whom everyone tried to avoid; and the incompetent Stoneybridge town council. There were also some funny piano numbers involving a smug bald man.

Sound familiar? Honestly, it was great, especially if you're a Python fan, but it's one of those shows that seems to have disappeared without trace, and which barely ever gets mentioned. I'd love to hear of someone else who was a fan.


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I'm good at impersinating all of them- including Cleese and Palin.


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Wow, that is impressive - none of the Americans I've met could ever, by their own admission, even do a decent English accent. Then again, a lot of Brits can't do good American accents - just watch any film where Bob Hoskins, Ewan McGregor or Joely Richardson are trying to play Americans - or Carry On Cowboy!


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Really? 0.0 I can do a British accent... it's not that hard really... it's also fun to do an outrrrageous French accent.[:D]

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I personally like speaking in a sing-song Swedish accent - in fact, I could do it all day, and often do.


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I like German accents, ja!

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Oooh, me too. >D
Although I can't speak in one.

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Nothing will ever replace Python, but Trigger happy is funny.

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*blocks ears* lalalalalalalalalala nothing can match the pythons except for the marx brothers or the goons!!! lalalalala!

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