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Frankie
04-17-2008, 10:20 AM
If there were gonna be a revival of Monty Python show or movies who would you like to see in the cast? In keeping with the old format let's stick to 6 choices. I will start. i have three so far. See if you agree or disagree:

1- John Oliver
http://www.nndb.com/people/975/000130585/john-oliver.jpg
this one is a no-brainer.

2- Mackenzie Crook
http://images.contactmusic.com/images/artist/mackenziecrookap.jpg
He exuded "Python" with his part in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies.

3- Craig Ferguson
http://www.lfcolo.com/CraigFerguson/Graphics/cbssummer119gv.jpg
OK, he's Scottish. But his natural silliness makes him a great Python cast member in my book.


I have considered Rowan Atkinson, but he has become too "known" and less of a fresh face. But I would cast him if I couldn't finf three more.

Who are your choices? Only true Monty Python fans need to apply!

QuikSsurfer
04-17-2008, 10:24 AM
Oliver and Rowan would be a great fit.. not sure about Greg Ferguson.

Add a John Cleese clone

Frazod
04-17-2008, 10:27 AM
I saw Spamalot with the original cast. David Hyde Pierce was awesome as Sir Robin, and Hank Azaria was good as Sir Lancelot. However, Tim Curry was rather lame as King Arthur.

Frankie
04-17-2008, 10:29 AM
I saw Spamalot with the original cast. David Hyde Pierce was awesome as Sir Robin, and Hank Azaria was good as Sir Lancelot. However, Tim Curry was rather lame as King Arthur.

Let's not forget the required accent. I know I've pushed it a bit with Ferguson.

Adept Havelock
04-17-2008, 10:31 AM
I would like to see the comedic actors of the world unite, and oppose such a silly notion.

It's the comedy equivalent of Madonna remaking Casablanca, IMO.

Frankie
04-17-2008, 10:38 AM
Oliver and Rowan would be a great fit.. not sure about Greg Ferguson.

Add a John Cleese cloneI've started to DVR Ferguson's Late Late Show for his monologues and occasional sketches. I think he has a natural goofiness that would play well in a Pythonesque setting. Plus his Prince Charles character is absolutely hilarious. --->http://youtube.com/watch?v=if9nNvoNwlM

DenverChief
04-17-2008, 10:43 AM
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QuikSsurfer
04-17-2008, 10:48 AM
I've started to DVR Ferguson's Late Late Show for his monologues and occasional sketches. I think he has a natural goofiness that would play well in a Pythonesque setting. Plus his Prince Charles character is absolutely hilarious. --->http://youtube.com/watch?v=if9nNvoNwlM

I'd need to see his silly walk.

Frankie
04-17-2008, 10:57 AM
I would like to see the comedic actors of the world unite, and oppose such a silly notion.

It's the comedy equivalent of Madonna remaking Casablanca, IMO.

Come on dude. It's not like it's officially being done. Plus Oliver compares to Eric Idle a lot more than Madonna to Ingrid Bergman.

DenverChief
04-17-2008, 11:55 AM
Come on dude. It's not like it's officially being done. Plus Oliver compares to Eric Idle a lot more than Madonna to Ingrid Bergman.


I guess that is a no to the bean dude

Baby Lee
04-17-2008, 12:16 PM
Gervais and Merchant share primary writing responsibilities.

Eddie Izzard plays the chick roles, natch.

He's not Python-esque, but there's gotta be a place for the hilarious Russell Brand.

Make Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie elder statemen.

pr_capone
04-17-2008, 01:01 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/99/PatrickStewart2004-08-03.jpg/442px-PatrickStewart2004-08-03.jpg


He is a huge and very much devoted fan of Monty Python, and he is also good friends with all the Python members and was a close personal friend of the late Graham Chapman. He is so much of a fan and friend of the Pythons that they have publicly announced if there ever was a reunion tour, Stewart would be Chapman's replacement.

Frankie
04-17-2008, 01:14 PM
He's not Python-esque, but there's gotta be a place for the hilarious Russell Brand.

Was Graham Chapman really Pythonesque? :hmmm:

chasedude
04-17-2008, 01:33 PM
How about Hugh Laurie, isn't he English?

The Fry and Laurie show reminded me of bits of Python skits.

chasedude
04-17-2008, 01:36 PM
Make Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie elder statemen.

Saw you posted this after I already posted.


BTW Good choice :thumb:

Baby Lee
04-17-2008, 01:42 PM
2- Mackenzie Crook

He exuded "Python" with his part in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies.
Didn't initially notice that you nominated him for his PotC work. Please tell me you're familar with his work as Gareth [the 'Dwight' of the British 'The Office.']

Frankie
04-17-2008, 02:20 PM
Didn't initially notice that you nominated him for his PotC work. Please tell me you're familar with his work as Gareth [the 'Dwight' of the British 'The Office.']

Unfortunately I'm not. But I'm willing to get familiar with it if you say so.

SNR
04-17-2008, 03:17 PM
I think guys like Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie, and Stephen Fry are a bit on the old side, especially Atkinson. They were thought to be revivals of the Pythons..... in the 80s/early 90s.

I think you could definitely look at guys like Eddie Izzard, who's been proclaimed by many as the lost Python. Guy knows his acting, too. His new show The Riches (drama, not comedy) is ****in amazing.

I would also think you could bring in a guy like Chris Barrie, who played Rimmer on Red Dwarf. Before his TV days, he was a professional impressionist, and man, a guy like that in sketch comedy could be very useful in making fun of people.

deadbabyseal
04-17-2008, 09:57 PM
You've gotta have 1 American who never says anything.

noa
04-17-2008, 10:01 PM
Steve Coogan on top of some of the other suggestions already made.

Thig Lyfe
04-17-2008, 10:05 PM
I would like to see the comedic actors of the world unite, and oppose such a silly notion.

It's the comedy equivalent of Madonna remaking Casablanca, IMO.

Agreed. The very thought of remaking Monty Python makes me queasy.

Thig Lyfe
04-17-2008, 10:05 PM
Steve Coogan on top of some of the other suggestions already made.

He's awesome. Alan Partridge is one of the best characters ever.

chagrin
04-17-2008, 11:07 PM
This is a horrid idea - I don't believe in remakes or "recreating" something as unique and brilliant as Monty Python.

Thig Lyfe
04-17-2008, 11:41 PM
As long as we're on the subject of British comedy, I thought I'd share Spaced with you guys.

It's a 1999-2001 sitcom written by Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes, directed by Edgar Wright and co-starring Nick Frost. You may remember many of those names from Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.

Here's the first episode or so. The YouTube channel that has the whole series is divided into parts, not episodes, so some episodes spill over into others:
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Frankie
04-18-2008, 10:46 AM
You've gotta have 1 American who never says anything.

Good Terry Gilliam substitute.

Frankie
04-18-2008, 10:50 AM
This is a horrid idea - I don't believe in remakes or "recreating" something as unique and brilliant as Monty Python.

What if the old chaps themselves got involved with writing/creating? I think some of the talent mentioned here could hold up pretty swimingly IF....

DJJasonp
04-18-2008, 02:23 PM
This is a horrid idea - I don't believe in remakes or "recreating" something as unique and brilliant as Monty Python.

Nor will it ever be possible to match the wit and cleverness in writing that Python produced....with the mixture of comedic timing and presentation that Cleese, Idle, etc. brought to the team.

Throw in Terry Gilliam's directing and crazy vision.....

You'll never come close to replicating Python...

Baby Lee
04-18-2008, 03:05 PM
Unfortunately I'm not. But I'm willing to get familiar with it if you say so.

The BBC's The Office is must. Two 6 episode seasons of 1/2 episodes and an hour wrap-up. It's just sublime. You can see glimpses of it in moments of cringe inducing humor, but it's much more unrelenting, and treads the line between ghastly yet realistic. Words really can't descibe, you just have to witness it. Can't recommend it enough.

EDIT - That should be 'you can see glimpses of it in NBC's The Office's moments. . . '

Thig Lyfe
04-18-2008, 04:28 PM
The BBC's The Office is must. Two 6 episode seasons of 1/2 episodes and an hour wrap-up. It's just sublime. You can see glimpses of it in moments cringe of cringe inducing humor, but it's much more unrelenting, and treads the line between ghastly yet realistic. Words really can't descibe, you just have to witness it. Can't recommend it enough.


Agreed. I actually already loved the original version of The Office before there was ever news about an American remake.