John Cleese thanks everyone on the planet for his award

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Philip Balfour : The Royal Society for the Prevention of Birds, still gets me.

Dreadlord Scorp : Not just everyone on the planet. He also thanked Saturn and, of course, all its rings

Docktor Jim : From the tiniest of pieces of paper.

When The Music's Over : Not sure how or why Hermann Goering got in there. :P

Saxo Ungrammaticus : I still think the funniest part is when he mispronounces Palin on purpose, he does that to annoy Michael.

PixelPigu : Transcript of the whole speech: I’d obviously like to thank a few people. I’d like to thank Charlie Cryton, for doing the plot with me, and Jamie and Kevin for writing their parts. I would like to thank Michael Palin, for checking the scene numbers. I’d also like to thank John Comfort, Jonathan Benson, Roger Murray-Leech, Hazel Pessig, Glenn Palmer-Smith, Cynthia Kayla, Mariah Aitkin, Johnathan Aitkin, Lord Beaverbrook, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jack Cousteau, and his wife Mimi, Soren Kierkegaard, Gisela Werbezerk-Piffle, Sonny Liston and Hayden Jones, and her husband Pip, Gregor Mendel - the founder of the science of genetics, my tailor, Harriet Beacher-Stowe - author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The London Symphony Orchestra Brass Section, The Leighton Orient Strikers, Mother, Bismarck, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Birds, Sir Basil Smallpiece [long pause] St Francis of Assisi, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Earl Haig, Wily E. Coyote, Mother Teresa, Herb Alpert, and his Tijuana grass, Herman Goering, Dame Agatha Christie, the planet Saturn and, of course, all of its rings, Joan Collins, The Publicity Department of Turkish Airways, the unknown soldier, Tammy Whinette, and last, but of course not least, God. (not 100% on all the spellings, but mostly right)

M Wt. : ...The publicity department of Turkish Airways... hahahaha

Captain Chaos : All from an impossibly tiny scrap of paper which couldn't possibly actually contain all of those names... :-)

Marco Longo : I thought he said Sauron and all of his rings

André Ávila : The text was very funny, but the tiny paper is the joke! Brilliant!

oberfrange : I love John Cleese to bits :-) He never fails to make me laugh.

DrFelixPhD : "The Royal Society for the Prevention of the Birds"

Englaland : "Søren Kierkegaard"

theawecabinet : Gruyère.... emmental ..... brie ......edam ......Cheshire Leicester ....... Venezuelan beaver cheese....

InformationIsTheEdge : I think John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Gram Chapman and Terry Jones are an absolutely genius ensemble. That so many talented men were able to work together as often as they did for as long as they did is simply astounding. Usually that much raw talent all in one place, such as with bands, self destructs and they fade away. Love their work.

This name is even more pretentious : Sadly he didn't thank Johann von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle- burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger- horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle- grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwasser- kurstlich- himbleeisen- bahnwagen- gutenabend- bitte- ein- nürnburger- bratwustle- gerspurten- mitz- weimache- luber- hundsfut- gumberaber- shönedanker- kalbsfleisch- mittler- aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm

Discrimination is not a right. : He must've wanted to make sure he'd never have to go through THAT again.

Will McFadden : "...Mother, Bismarck, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Birds..."

me definitely me : Hermann Göring. ....someone said it at last

ThadoS : I like how he mispronounced Palin's name haha

Peet : He thanked God, now that's typical for him since he despises anything in relation to [a] God.

John Kenneth Wiseman : thanking god, and he is an athiest. priceless

Shawn Attwells : Stop this speech - I think it's silly!

DragoN 3 PG : "Live by satelite". Lol it used to be something to make you "wow" back in those days, just like vhs recorder, i suposse. :) And further in history they would say "live in color" and even further they would say "live on tv" and even further "live on radio" and even further "live by the smoke signals" and even further "live by the pigeon post".

nils4545 : I came here for an argument.

RobertTC009 : Kierkegard... and Diana Ross and the Supremes. Cleese is awesome.

TetrisClock : He thanked Herman Göring but not Joseph Goebbels? The absolute madman.

Josh Moran : Always love Dudley Moore and to see him with John of Cleese is always a real treat

Sabrowsky : for some time thepeople actually thought he was reading names from the paper. and then he thanked Lord Beaverbrook

Northern Vigilant : Another comedy legend David Jason at 1:40

WizardOfAtlantis : That mad, glorious bastard. How he worked that tiny piece of paper. Genius.

Lmclean89 : The London Symphony Orchestra brass section hahahaha

Jan Michael Jamisola : Ann Hayden-Jones and her husband Pip!

Stan Dando : And so gracious in his acceptance...seems to have been a thing those generations did, speak well of eachother in a very direct way. Absolutely love him, my idol

Rob Just : This is hilarious! I can't believe it only has 20 comments. It's the funniest thing I watched tonight.

TL : I died at "Lord Beaverbrook"

FarbrorBaku : All that from the smallest piece of paper, such a classic.

flex capacitor : Loved this. I'm looking for a video of the other time he did this (read acceptance speech from a small card). I think it was slightly more recent.

Joseph Shelton : I love how small the piece of paper is

Dane Youssef : He SHOULD have got the BAFTA for writing that screenplay. Now THAT was the biggest triumph.

Doug Tarnopol : There's just something funny about long lists; I believe Swift did it, too -- and probably before him as well.

iveco555 : this arrived from inside jokes, that group were making on order to cheer each other up. They would make fake names. He used this in this bit ...

4urluv Jones : Oh my god, I laughed my ass off!!!! He creates laughter out of thin air!!

W.A M.P : I like how he pulls a tiny piece of paper.

Mizan Rashid : Haha is that David Dimbleby?

DeadlyLazer : Have I been pronouncing "Palin" wrong this whole time?

Dane Youssef : He did a pretty good job. But pretty much everyone else outshines him--which I guess was the point. He was the straight-man. I thought his BAFTA for "FAWLTY TOWERS" was much more richly deserved.

@ffec+ : Of course this Satanist is thanking Saturn "and her rings"

Tommy Two-shoes : He's right about Kevin deserving that award.

zxxXMETALLICAXxxz : haha herman goering? xD wtf