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    Default Eric Sykes we hardly knew ye

    The great British comedian and Monty Python member is no more...

    BBC News - Obituary: Eric Sykes

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Ludwig View Post
    The great British comedian and Monty Python member is no more...

    BBC News - Obituary: Eric Sykes

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    Monty Python member???? ummmmmmmmmmmm, anyway r.i.p.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Monty Python member???? ummmmmmmmmmmm, anyway r.i.p.
    Yeah, don't think so ...
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    Along with Milligan and the Monty Python team, Sykes was credited with bringing a more off-the-wall slant to mainstream British comedy.
    You guys might want to read that sentence again. They're not saying he was a member of Monty Python, but rather an equivalent influence. That assertion is very true, and the Pythons all frequently mention how much inspiration they received from The Goon Show--which was primarily written by Milligan and Sykes--while they were growing up. However, in the 60s and 70s, Sykes became better known as a more mainstream comedy performer than writer, which became a bigger part of his legacy. Either way, it's a great loss.
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    Yes, but he wasn't a Python member, which is what the OP said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Tran View Post
    Yes, but he wasn't a Python member, which is what the OP said.
    Oops

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    You can tell pretty much tell I was sleep posting right there...

    I just want to know how the heck I mistook Monty Python for The Goons...
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Ludwig View Post
    You can tell pretty much tell I was sleep posting right there...

    I just want to know how the heck I mistook Monty Python for The Goons...
    I was worried when I opened the link thinking you missed the name and Eric Idle had died.

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    RIP, Eric Sykes.

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    Sad news. :(

    But, hey, shab is back!

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