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And Now Let's Print Some Letters!

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trade News | June 3, 2013 | Comments ()


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Hey, I went to bed early last night. I didn't miss anything on the television, did I? I swear I woke up at 9:49 though as if I had heard a million voices crying out at once. I feared something terrible happened, but just figured it was really weird heartburn. Peanut butter fudge milkshakes are a hell of a drug.

Anyway, let's get to the letters. Not your letters. Those are filled with anatomically impossible slash fiction that we cannot legally print with Homeland Security confiscating our servers again. No, we've got a couple of old but awesomely entertaining letters involving John Cleese to wash the taste of wedding cake out of your mouths.

First up, here's the initial 1974 response that a BBC editor sent to the Head of Comedy and Light Entertainment regarding the pilot script of "Fawlty Towers" that just crossed his desk.

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Heckuva job Mr. Main.

Next up, we've got this review of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, written by the members of Monty Python:

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And yes, the response has exactly 42 letters.

Be sure to submit your own letters to the editor below. We'll be sure to forward them immediately to Mr. Main.




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  • e jerry powell

    Michael Palin is such a kiss-ass.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT SHUT UP. I haven't been able to watch GoT yet, and it's killing me not be able to participate in the conversation. I might have to avoid Pajiba today. Which would probably be great for me getting my work done.

  • Same.

  • Wembley

    My favorite is Cleese's story about how, after A Fish Called Wanda came out, people wrote letters complaining about the old lady's dogs being killed in the assassination attempts against her. But they didn't receive any letters about killing the old woman.

  • AudioSuede

    That Monty Python letter has to be one of the funniest things I'll see all day.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Yeah, it's funny because the book is not "really entertaining and fun". More like a "disjointed and incredibly tedious unending joke about civil service officials".

    And no, I am not one of those.

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