Star Fight: John Cleese Calls Eric Idle “Yoko”

December 14, 2011

Because we live to serve you the latest and greatest (and, well, let’s face it, some of the most awful) news, history, wisdom, nonsense, and, as in times like these—still steaming piles of fresh gossip—we point you to the Twitter feed of comedy legend John Cleese, who twittered, just minutes ago (it’s around 10 AM on the 14th day of December, 2011), of his Monty Python partner, Eric Idle:

Oh dear. Somebody’s a Mr. Crabby Pants this morning.

He followed that up minutes later with:

Now, maybe it’s just us, but this kind of sniping from a superstar like Cleese is unbecoming – and we’ll be right here to update this post if any more sniping is to follow.

Nearly Immediate Update: Ah ha. Some background, from just three days ago:

John Cleese may have been forced to go on tour to pay for his third divorce, but he has won little sympathy from Eric Idle.

Idle says he dropped his fellow Monty Python star from his touring production of Spamalot, his hit musical, because he had given him enough money already.

“I fired John Cleese – surgically removed him,” he says. “It wasn’t mean – he’s had millions of dollars from it. He charges people a fortune for using his voice. He’s always been in financial crisis.”

Now stop. Come on – you guys are heroes! Okay, just a little more:

He adds: “His ex wife was married to him for 20 years. I wouldn’t take £13 million to be married to him.”

Do you understand the comedic possibilities if these two really get going? It’d be like two Jedi knights fighting! The Force could be seriously damaged!


Oh yeah: Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader eBooks and new and improved mobile app just became available today….

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December 14, 2011 11:09 am

noooooooooooooo, I assume even gods fight about human trvialities
when women play to much of a role in their acting live.

December 14, 2011 1:17 pm

John Cleese misused an apostrophe?!?
I’ve laid it on the line with him time and time again … well this time he’s going to get a damn good thrashing.

December 14, 2011 2:28 pm
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Good eye…

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