Life of Terry


This afternoon,

Terry Jones (top right) directing The Sermon on the Mount scene in ‘Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979) and acting in same (above), has died after a long illness.


Palin and Cleese remember ‘strange and silly moments’ with Terry Jones (BBC)

Thanks John Gallen

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17 thoughts on “Life of Terry

  1. millie vanilly strikes again

    One wafer thin mint too many. RIP Terry.

    I think I’ll be re-watching some Python tonight.

  2. Amy

    Why is it that every boring man you meet quotes Monty Python at you. Never understood the attraction of it.

    1. millie vanilly strikes again

      Must be the lads you hang out with, Amy. It could just be that they’re boring. Or maybe you bring it out in them?

      1. Caroline. No.

        Maybe get off Tinder Amy?

        The lads I meet must be different
        They mostly grunt and holler my name before …

  3. dylad

    That film has stood the test of time very well. Watched it with the kids’ recently and they loved it.
    “Don’t worry too much about the myrrh next time, alright?” My 10 year old loves that line.

    1. Otis Blue

      And banned* in Ireland on its release in 1979. It was cleared for video release in 1987.

      *Frank Hall (Hall’s Pictorial Weekly) was the Censor.

  4. Murtles

    WISE MAN #1: Well– well, we must see him. We have brought presents.

    MANDY: Out!

    WISE MAN #2: Gold. Frankincense. Myrrh.

    MANDY: Well, why didn’t you say? He’s over there. Sorry the place is a bit of a mess. Well, what is myrrh, anyway?

    WISE MAN #3: It is a valuable balm.

    MANDY: A balm? What are you giving him a balm for? It might bite him.

    Aww good times. RIP Terry

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