Great Job, Internet!: 40 years ago, George Harrison recruited Eric Idle to make some Python-esque videos

George Harrison, who would have turned 73 today, has a reputation as being the most dour of The Beatles, but in fact, he had a keen sense of humor and was even something of a comedy nerd. During the dark days of the Fab Four’s collapse, Harrison is said to have taken refuge in episodes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. He would go on to appear in such Python and Python-adjacent projects as Life Of Brian (a movie he also executive produced) and The Rutles. However, as recounted in Kim “Howard” Johnson’s Life Before And After Monty Python, Harrison first met troupe member Eric Idle in 1975, when the latter was in Los Angeles promoting Monty Python And The Holy Grail. The two became fast friends, and the next year, when Harrison was promoting his Thirty-Three & 1/3 album, he asked Idle to direct a promotional …

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