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The death this week of Monty Python member Terry Jones brought back an unforgettable memory of our one meeting.

As I commented here recently, for eight seasons I hosted an eponymous interview show in Silicon Valley that was syndicated to PBS stations around the country. Over the course of 300-odd shows I had a number of memorable experiences: holding Jane Goodall’s hands to keep them warm on a freezing hotel rooftop shoot, drinking wine with Julia Child while talking about the OSS, listening to Dizzy Gillespie tell how he stabbed Cab Calloway in the butt … and scores more.


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Terry Jones, a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe has passed away. He co-wrote and co-directed Monty Python & The Holy Grail, The Life of Brian (no relation), and Monty Python’s Meaning of Life, as well as a few episodes of George Lucas’ Young Indiana Jones and other shows and documentaries. Those familiar with the Pythons irreverent humor are aware that nothing seemed out of bounds to poke fun of and make ridiculous – from terrorism, transgenderism, politicians, know-it-all dinosaur experts, housewives, the knights of the Round Table, the Catholic Church, Americans, Australians, the French, the proper usage and grammar of Latin, to excessive dining. Mr. Jones is now the second Python to have passed away following Graham Chapman’s passing. I suddenly feel very old.

As I noted on another post: