Monty Python Answer the Proust Questionnaire
It's from VANITY FAIR last year, but since I didn't see it here anywhere, I thought a nice copy/paste is in order because it's a fun read!
And by the way, Vanity Fair has an online interactive version of the Proust Questionnaire that you can take yourself ---> HERE <--- , it's fun :)
Monty Python Answers to the Proust Questionnaire:
On what occasion do you lie?
Terry Jones: When I’ve had a terrible meal.
Michael Palin: When everything else has failed.
Eric Idle: All the time! That was one of them. No, I rarely lie. I’m not terribly good at it.
What do you consider to be the most overrated virtue?
John Cleese: Loyalty.
Michael Palin: Chastity.
Terry Gilliam: Virtue. And Chastity.
Eric Idle: Modesty.
Terry Jones: Patience.
What trait do you most deplore in yourself?
Terry Jones: Impatience.
John Cleese: I’m too quick to make up my mind whether I like people.
Eric Idle: I tend to go along with things. It’s always better to put your foot down.
Terry Gilliam: My need for triple-ply toilet paper.
Michael Palin: Uh… Uh… Uh… Indecisiveness. I think. Possibly. I’m not sure.
What trait you most deplore in others?
Michael Palin: Certainty.
Eric Idle: I don’t much like hypocrisy and smugness. Everything George Bush had. All of his character traits I deplore.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Michael Palin: I’m going to think carefully about this. I think probably airport security gets pretty close to it.
John Cleese: Having to worry about your kids.
Eric Idle: Let’s hope to God we don’t get there. There’s a lot of miserable people on the planet. Let’s hope we can feed them and look after them.
Terry Jones: Not getting a pint of beer when you want it.
What is your most treasured possession?
Michael Pain: My body.
John Cleese: My daughters.
Eric Idle: My wife.
Which living person do you most admire?
Terry Jones: I think Barack Obama’s pretty amazing, actually. We’re so lucky that he’s in power. I don’t know how he did it.
Terry Gilliam: Obama.
Michael Palin: Sir David Attenborough.
John Cleese: [New York Times columnists] David Brooks and Frank Rich.
How would you like to die?
John Cleese: Slowly and happily.
Terry Gilliam: Asleep, like my uncle in the front seat. Not like the kids laughing in the back.
Michael Palin: Laughing.
Eric Idle: Of laughter. (When I tell him that was also Palin's answer, he says, “Hopefully at the same joke.”)