The Nudge Nudge sketch with Terry Jones and Eric Idle in 1971
I was planning to write something else but then I read the sad news. The beloved Monty Python member Terry Jones has passed away. He was diagnosed with dementia in 2015. In 2014 Monty Python reunited. It’s difficult to imagine that a year later Terry Jones wasn’t the same anymore. I went to see the show in the movie theatre and I also have it on DVD. I was glad I went to see it. It was ‘live’ so it was almost the real thing.
Goodbye, Terry Jones and thanks for the laughs. Say hello to Graham Chapman from us here on Earth. Rest in Peace.
You gave us Purple rain, a Red Corvette, we partied like it was 1999 and you told us Let’s go crazy, so thank you Prince we’ll never forget you.
It was a shock when I read about Robin Williams death last night. I was watching TV late at night and I saw the news that he had died. I just couldn’t believe it. Even though I never knew him, it still felt like I’ve lost a friend. For me he was the king of comedy. He was the one that everyone admired. He was a great actor and a great person. His interviews were never dull. Even if an interview were about serious topics, he still could lighten up the situation. Maybe that was his downfall. Everybody expected him to be funny all the time. His talent was both a blessing and a curse. It must have been overwhelming. I sympathise with his wife and his children since I know how it feels like. No matter what way a person dies, it’s always sad. Let them mourn in peace.
Suicide is never the answer but if you’re deeply depressed, it can feel it’s the only solution. No one really knows what a person is really feeling. You can have everything but still miss something. I can’t even imagine how it feels to be that depressed since I have no experience of that. Everyone feel depressed sometimes, me included. But I get over it by watching comedy. Watching Robin Williams. Maybe there should have been someone like him for him too.
Like his wife, Susan Schneider said in her statement.
“As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
And boy did he make us laugh.I don’t remember exactly where I saw him for the first time. It must have been in Mrs Doubtfire. I’ve seen that movie a lot of times and it still makes me laugh. I also love him in The Birdcage with Nathan Lane. So hilarious. He could also do serious characters. Like in One hour photo and Good will hunting. I recently saw his appearance in Law and order: Special Victims Unit where he played a creepy guy. The episode is called Authority in case someone wants to check it out. There you can see what a versatile actor he was.
I’m not gonna feel sad about his death. I want to remember how he made us laugh until we wet ourselves. He’s gone but we still have the memories. We should celebrate his achievements and the person he was. We should all look up to the stars.
RIP Robin Williams. Your table’s ready.