An Evening with Michael Palin (2005)
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This Paley Center seminar honors Monty Python member Michael Palin.pActordirector Harry Shearer moderates, discussing Palins versatile career before introducing him. Palin talks about Monty Pythons first trip to Los Angeles before introducing a package of his TV career highlights. Palin then discusses the following topics: who thought up the concept for his travelogues; filming travelogues at both the North and South poles; the BBCs treatment of Monty Python; how the group was formed; the direction of iMonty Pythons Flying Circusi; Spike Milligan and the Goons as inspiration; words that the Pythons couldnt say on TV; Palin as the nice Python; Eric Idles new Broadway show iSpamaloti; and how the door has been forever closed on a Monty Python stage reunion.pAudience questions lead to an examination of deceased Python Graham Chapman; when the Pythons went to Germany; the Pythons relation to iSaturday Night Livei; what entertains Palin; his novel iHemingways Chairi and future writing; his relationship with the Beatles; comedy sketches during the iConcert for Georgei (Harrison); the origin of the name Monty Python; and Palins favorite Python sketches.

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