John Cleese thanks everyone on the planet for his award

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

Englaland : "Søren Kierkegaard"

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dick Trickle : he thanked only me please do not take credit for me -dt

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jeff MusicMan : lmao 😅😅😅

Kevin Richards RPM Vocal Studio : Hermann Göring!

I. Rex : comedy genius...

danillo Gonçalves : herb alpert

Claudia Schwendenwein : who is 2:16? beautiful lady!

zxxXMETALLICAXxxz : haha herman goering? xD wtf

Bootleg Bart Tv : 😆👏👏

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

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

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

Mr2at : 27 people watched this and disliked so much they gave it a thumbs down.

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

Captain Penamoa : Herman Goring :')

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

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


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.

525Lines : You mean LIKE VIETNAM! That was a police action!

Mizan Rashid : Haha is that David Dimbleby?

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

DurkMcGerk : RIP Dudley Moore