A starring role for Camilla the chicken in this short epic.
Mind the Telegraph don’t get hold of that video of you stroking that bird John – ‘John Cleese’s love child’
She looks like an Isa Brown John. Such wonderful animals. We have one Isa Brown named Ginger and an Australorp named Mary Ann. Having chickens is such a wonderful experience. John are you a memeber of http://backyardchickens.com ? A great place for anyone who has chickens or wants to.
I have a Rhode Island Red who wants to be a house chicken. As soon as we rip out the carpeting(!) in the kitchen, she can come visit. Who puts wall-to-wall carpet in a kitchen?
John, you lead a very humbling life; kudos. =]
Wow, what range. What a believable performance. Bravo, Camilla. Pardon me, brava!
And I thought my ducks were spoiled…LOLOL
Yes John, you have a lot of fans over at Back Yard Chickens. We’ve been talking about you 😀
John Cleese….Chicken Whisperer.
LOL,”But it’s got BIG SHARP POINTY TEETH!”
Have you played the chicken head game yet?
I miss having chickens around 🙁
A starring role for one Cleese’s belly button as well, a delightful one at that. And a thoroughly strong supporting delivery from your knees seals this one as a classic.
45 seconds… A poultry offering.
Camilla is so cute! Has she ever had chicks? 😀
Is no one going to cry fowl?
I wish my own chicken could watch this nice epic.Unfortunately, it´s a rubber chicken -and a very shy one. Greetings from Spain!
Your chicken-handling shows many hours of practice. This is simultaneously interesting/dismaying/titillating.
Sixty nine years old, and you still have a way with the birds.
As a huge fan of yours since the mid-1970s, when “MPFC” hit the airwaves in Chicago, it thrills me to think you may read my words here.
I love the little video snippets of life in your home, the would-be Cottage Cheese. I look forward to your future projects.
dear John I represent in Italy the theatrical rights of Lord Webber, I work in musical world and I really want to dream a collaboration with you and your daughter. May I dream to have an answer from you? Italian wine is very good and all that you love can be real. With respect, peace and love
There once was a chicken called Camilla.
She commanded a poultry flotilla.
Sailing up the Adriatic
can be stunningly dramatic.
Unfortunately, they’ve taken up a roost in my villa.
Very nice! It strongly reminds me of my own dad and how he would hold and care for our chickens.
When I was living in England from 68-71 (dating a mobster who was sent to Brixton, but that’s another story), I told all my U.S. friends about Monty Python. They all thought I was crazy. Anyway, love the cheeseblog, what fun to have a chicken in your house. My friend Diana in Talybont on Usk in Wales used to have a rabbit in her flat in Chiswick. We’re boring, with just six cats. Nancy Bentley. Wine blogger. http://www.kinkeadridgewinery.typepad.com
to borrow a line From Woody Allen…
“I thought of that old joke, y’know, the, this… this guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, “Doc, uh, my brother’s crazy; he thinks he’s a chicken.” And, uh, the doctor says, “Well, why don’t you turn him in?” The guy says, “I would, but I need the eggs.” Well, I guess that’s pretty much now how I feel about relationships; y’know, they’re totally irrational, and crazy, and absurd, and… but, uh, I guess we keep goin’ through it because, uh, most of us… need the eggs.”
A great find for anyone interested in watching John Cleese stroke his cock. (Sorry, it had to be done!)
Oh, I DO so love chicken… er…sorry, John! I won’t touch her… I prefer donuts. 😉
A great read: Where Angels Fear to Tread by Yolanda Pascal. Funny, exciting, and thoroughly impolite. Enjoy!
……I like you,because you love animals……and I think you have great talent.
I must say that is one fine chicken. She could probably go on Broadway if she really wanted to. Up until this moment I saw chicken as only something to eat but you have opened my eyes to a whole new world of understanding about the way of the chicken. Thank you for enlightening me. By the way, have you had any dreams about falling axes that are too heavy for you to lift lately? If you do… my advice is to embrace the axe as you would someone you love and see what happens.
I used to think chickens were cute, but they grew up. In Florida if people find out you will take in animals, they come in droves. I now have 6 ducks, 2 goats, 2 pigs, 1 chicken left (foxes got some) and 2 cats. Along with a husband, 6 kids and a partridge in a pear tree!!
Mr.Cleese, I wrote a part, in my play, for you. Then, figuring that you might be too busy to come to Toronto for a few days, I began auditioning other people for your part. As a perfectionist, with a stirring and specific artistic vision, however,
I now must, at least, offer you the part. So far, one fellow was more of a Michael Caine type and another was two feet shorter than he claimed to be on his resume. How can I be guaranteed comedic inflection from the former, that is more than sardonic grievance? How can I trust the latter will learn his lines in time?
Please let me know if you are interested as soon as possible. I am still waiting to hear back from Jane Fonda about a cameo. If you like, I will write a part for your Chicken too. People love it when animals do human things…Camilla’s character will thusly be an avid crocheter. I will pay for her lessons. You would play a wizard and a psychotherapist…far too often a dichotomous career juxtaposition, I know, but they both work together within the narrative arc of this particular show. “Narrative arc” is the phrase I am currently using to sound more cosmopolitan than I am.
Last week I accomplished this by initiating several conversations on Rigoletto. Patrons at the pub love it when I say “Giuseppe!” I think because it reminds them of that scene in “Lady and the Tramp” where the two dogs are eating spaghetti outside the Italian restaurant and, as I mentioned, folks seem to love it when animals do human things. Many Thanks for your comedy and your inspiration and your therapeutic books and your chicken video!
Anyone else think JC still has great legs!!!
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