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Monty Python's Michael Palin comments on costar Terry Jones' dementia

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Michael Palin has been watching his dear friend Terry Jones suffer from dementia.

In a Facebook post, the British actor shared a photo of himself with his Monty Python costar with a sweet message following Jones’s announcement that he has been diagnosed with a rare form of dementia.

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Monty Python star Terry Jones diagnosed with dementia

Terry Jones, 74-year-old star of the Monty Python comedy troupe, has been diagnosed with dementia. The news was made public as the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced on Wednesday that he was set to receive its Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television.

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Simon Pegg can do Absolutely Anything in new trailer

If you could do absolutely anything you wanted, what would you choose? That’s the premise for Terry Jones’ upcoming comedy, Absolutely Anything, starring Simon Pegg as Neil Clarke, a man who uses his newfound power for selfish aims – like having his clothes dress him and improving his body. And also raising the dead. 

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Monty Python reunite at Tribeca Film Festival

“Oh, wait, we’re in the wrong f-cking theater,” says Eric Idle, upon entering the press conference with his four other surviving Monty Python members—Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Jones, and Terry Gilliam—for what the Tribeca Film Festival has dubbed Monty Python Weekend. On Friday night, the festival is hosting a special 40th anniversary screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, with the troupe’s two other features—Life of Brian and Meaning of Life—showing on Saturday and Sunday, in addition to the international premiere of the new documentary Monty Python—The Meaning of Life.

At the press conference, the quintet was characteristically loose, funny, and unafraid to bite. Some highlights:

On their legacy:

John Cleese: Now that we’re no good anymore, we’re trying to squeeze every last penny out of those days when we were able to do it. That’s the legacy.

Eric Idle: I hate legacies. It’s only done by people like George W. Bush, who’s working on his legacy. Which is mainly bombing other countries.

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