‘You decided to give the exclusive rights to Netflix, you faded light bulb’
John Cleese somehow managed to cancel himself after he complained about the BBC not running repeats of Monty Python this Christmas.
The comedian, who is due to present a show for GB News in the new year, took to Twitter to bemoan the national broadcaster, saying:
“Can anyone (including BBC employees) tell me why the BBC has not shown Monty Python for a couple of decades?”
Many mocked the controversial comedian for his question, with one responding: “Because they don’t own the license, John Cleese.
“If you’d been brighter, John, you’d have retained your own rights, but you’re not, so you didn’t. Netflix owns you and Monty,” they added.
A second commented in disbelief: “Can anyone tell me how John Cleese (including his accountant or agent) doesn’t know that the BBC showed Monty Python back in 2019 for the 50th anniversary and then Netflix bought the rights to show it in the UK?”
“You decided to give the exclusive rights to Netflix, you faded light bulb,” a third wrote.
“Cuz the BBC sold the license for the show to Netflix. I don’t work for the BBC but it’s pretty easy to find out, John,” comedian Sooz Kempner added. “I watched it on Netflix in 2020 with @garethjoyner and we’re right lefty woke cucks. We LOVED it. Absolutely fantastic, held up wonderfully 50 years later.”
Another suggested: “Because they sold out to GB News? Wait no, that was you.”
In 2018, it was revealed that Netflix had acquired the rights to movies like Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Monty Python’s Life of Brian as well as the entire Monty Python’s Flying Circus series and various other collections and specials.
Several television specials, including “Monty Python’s Fliegender Zirkus,” which initially aired in Germany, are also part of the deal.
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