The 5 best John Cleese moments
As John Cleese wins a 'Rose D'Or' lifetime achievement award, we pick his 5 funniest moments
Now, with the news that Cleese will be receiving the 'Rose D'Or' lifetime achievement award, we bring you five of his silliest, funniest, and most ridiculous scenes:
Holy Grail – French taunting
A bit of cross-Channel mockery and franglais: "Your father mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries" is a classic line, and let's not forget the less well-remembered but hilarious, "fetchez la vache".
Fawlty Towers – Kippers
A dead man, his breakfast tray, and some incriminating kippers are enough to cement this as a stand-out scene from the timeless family favourite, Fawlty Towers.
Flying Circus – Ministry of Silly Walks
Sometimes the best comedy moments require no words, and John Cleese's comic acting make this a memorable classic.
Life of Brian – What have the Romans ever done for us?
Leading one of Monty Python's most well-known and frequently quoted scenes – and a video employed by History teachers across the country...."Oh, peace? SHUT UP."
Life of Brian – Jehovah
"There's always one, isn't there?" Cleese as a school master-esque executioner follows the brilliantly blasphemous themes of Life of Brian in perfect dead-pan fashion.