The members of Monty Python’s Flying Circus (with part-time Python Carol Cleveland) at last night’s 40th anniversary show in New York City…
Next photo, from left: Idle, Graham Chapman (who died in 1989), Palin, Cleese, Jones, Gilliam.
As an aside: Graham Chapman died of cancer on 4 October 1989, just one day before the 20th anniversary of the first Monty Python broadcast. Terry Jones called it “the worst case of party-pooping I’ve ever seen.”
Cleese went Jones one better with his eulogy, saying jokingly of Chapman, “Good riddance to him, the freeloading bastard! I hope he fries.”