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John Cleese on How to Irritate People


Should have been funny, mostly just … irritating. Michael Palin and Graham Chapman are aboard, as well as Connie Booth from “Fawlty Towers,” but nothing jells. I’m afraid that when these Pythons bring their gifts to mundane situations, the results are just mundane. They need something off the wall, surrealistic, to make it all happen.