David Jason felt a little intimidated by Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Terry Jones upon first meeting them. In his autobiography, he described them as "a bit posh. Absolutely sure of themselves in a way I could never have imagined being in those days. They were highly educated, very articulate and quite experienced. They were very chummy with each other and a bit cliquey." However, he described Palin as "the one that seemed the nicest, the most talented, and there was less of a boundary with him". But when it came to socializing with them and Terry Gilliam, he felt he fit in like a "pork chop in a Jewish salad". See more »
Here's a word for all of those who've been lucky enough to get away for Christmas.
Keep out of sight and don't appear on television.
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Just gotta shout it: This show is AWESOME! I've just watched my DVD of "Do Not Adjust Your Set" and it's really, really good! I read about it in a book about Monty Python, and at that time, no copies were know to exist. I thought it was dead forever. Then one day I found out that some had been found and it was on DVD. I was expecting it to be pretty good, but no-- it's REALLY good! So much fun. This show is much more "Pythonic" and slightly less dated than John Cleese and Graham Chapman's show "At Last the 1948 Show." Since it was supposedly a kid's show (but not really), it gets wonderfully silly. The way Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin appear in this series, they sound just like they do in Flying Circus. Yet D.N.A.Y.S. is its own scene, and it's groovy, man! And it's got the Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band from The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour playing weird, cool songs each episode. As if things couldn't get any better. And then they do-- Eric Idle occasionally plays and sings with them. Lovely! Whoever thought is was a good idea to erase this series deserves to be tarred and feathered. But he's probably dead by now anyway.
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