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Friday, May 04, 2012

John Cleese vs The Sun

In 1982, British tabloid The Sun reported that filming on Monty Python's The Meaning of Life had been marred by an incident involving John Cleese and a group of extras dressed as Zulu warriors. According to the article (image here), Cleese, frustrated that bad weather was slowing the shoot, had "leaped about among the extras demanding 'Which one of you bastards did a rain dance?'"

Read the entire chain of correspondence between Cleese and Sun editor, Kenneth Donlan at Letters of Note.

(Cleese later reported the incident to the Press Council and his complaint was upheld.)

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