I love Monty Python – most people I know do too – and in this rare footage, called ‘Away From It All’, John Cleese stars as Nigel Farquhar-Bennett a voice-over artist badly in need of a holiday.
The film is basically a parody of the tedious travelogues they used to show in cinemas in the late 70s and early 80s.
The short was produced in 1979 and screened in British and Australian cinemas as a warm-up for Monty Python’s ‘Life of Brian’.
The narration was written by Cleese who was in Michael Palins words;
John loves words, especially ‘nebulous’, ‘trenchant’ and ‘orthodontic’. Though most children’s first word is ‘mama’, John’s was ‘elision’. ‘Mama’ was third, after ‘hydraulics
Hope you get a good laugh out of it
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