That Time Monty Python’s John Cleese Called Sarah Palin A ‘Nice Looking Parrot’ (VIDEO)

Legendary comedy actor John Cleese, one of the stars of Monty Python, had some hilarious yet strong opinions of famed bobble-headed dolt Sarah Palin in a 2008 interview.

“I used to think Michael Palin was the funniest Palin on Earth,” Cleese said, referencing one of his Monty Python co-stars. He then launched into an accurate description of the half-wit, half-term former governor of Alaska:

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What fascinates me, though, is people watching her on television — can they not see that she’s basically learned certain speeches? She does them very well, she’s got a very good memory, but it’s like a nice-looking parrot.

Because the parrot speaks beautifully and kind of says ‘aw shucks’ every now and again, but doesn’t really have any understanding of the meaning of the words it is producing, even though it’s producing them very accurately.

She’s been in these training sessions with [Vice President Dick] Cheney’s pals, and she’s learned these speeches, and the extraordinary thing is that so many people are taken in by it.

Cleese explained that the idea of pairing her up with “72-year-old cancer survivor” John McCain was a laughable idea, as she is “in no way good enough” to run the country if the situation were to come to that. The partnership between the two, he said, was hilarious:

I mean, Monty Python could have written this. And I’m sorry, Michael Palin, to say you’re not the funniest Palin any more, but you’re not.


Palin, who was paid $15.85 per word by Fox News during her time as a contributor, has certainly developed a reputation for meandering, word-salady, incoherent ramblings. On her own channel, Palin recently spewed the most convoluted and meaningless stream of drivel many of us have ever heard:

We believe? Wait, I thought fast food joints, hurh. Don’t you guys think that they’re like of the Devil or somethin’ I was. Liberals, you want to send those evil employees who would dare work at a fast food joint then ya just don’t believe in, thought you wanted to, I dunno, send them to Purgatory or somethin’ so they all go VEGAN and, uh, wages and picket lines I dunno they’re not often discussed in Purgatory, are they? I dunno why are you even worried about fast food wages because dha.

This monumentally disturbing sign that Palin should probably consider a PET scan was in response to Elizabeth Warren’s push for a minimum wage increase.

Palin has stated that she may run for political office again, despite “haters” like Cleese and the dictionary. While this would be great for those of us who enjoy listening to her struggle to make sense of the words she is speaking, there is always the risk that she will be elected to office somewhere.

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