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Eric Idle, on John Cleese's Writing Process
Merlin Mann | Jan 1 2009
In other places, I’ve heard Cleese himself talk about his work ethic within the Pythons, mentioning how Graham Chapman might slip out early to start drinking, while Cleese would stick around and revise a sketch for another half-hour or longer. Over time, he felt the extra effort was what made the difference in the enduring appeal of his material.
It also helps explain why a classic like the Cheese Shop still delights a word nerd like me. Specificity.
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