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Graham Chapman (1941 - 1989)
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Graham Chapman in "Monty Python's Life of Brian"

Film DeathsEdit

  • And Now for Something Completely Different (1971) (1) [Mr. Apricot, correction, Harrison]: Shot in the chest by John Cleese when Graham rushes at John with a banana during a self-defense class. (2) [Indignant Letter-Writer]: Falls to his death from a window after writing a letter complaining about the sketch; we only see his hands and hear his voice-over as he writes the letter, followed by a shot of an obvious dummy falling to the ground. (3) [Oliver St. John-Mollusk]: Accidentally runs himself over with a car during the Upper-Class Twit of the Year Competition.
  • The Odd Job (1978) [Arthur Harris]: Falls to his death, along with Diana Quick, after they lean on a balcony railing that David Jason had sabotaged; the movie ends with Diana and Graham embracing in mid-air as they fall in slow-motion.
  • Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) [Brian of Nazareth]: Executed by crucifixion; the movie ends with Graham and the other prisoners singing and awaiting death. (Thanks to Katherine and Tommy)
  • Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983): (1) [General]: Disintegrated/explodes when the hand of God strikes him down, after he declares "May God strike me down." (2) [Arthur Jarrett]: Falls to his death from a cliff (landing in a ready-made grave) while being chased by a group of topless women (after Graham is allowed to choose the method of his execution). (3) [Geoffrey]: Dies of food poisoning (along with all his dinner guests) from Eric Idle's spoiled salmon mousse; they all collapse when the Grim Reaper (John Cleese) comes to collect them, and their spirits then leave their bodies and follow John to Heaven. (Thanks to Katherine and Tommy)
  • Yellowbeard (1983) [Yellowbeard]: Accidentally stabbed by his son (Martin Hewitt) when he embraces him on the beach while Martin is holding a dagger; he later reappears with the explanation that "We Yellowbeards are never more dangerous than when we're dead." (Thanks to Anton and Tommy)

TV DeathsEdit

  • Monty Python's Flying Circus: Episode 1, Whither Canada? (1969) (1) [Mr. Bruce Foster of Guildford]: Dies of a sudden heart attack while sitting in his living room and reading the newspaper. (2) [Police Inspector]: Laughs himself to death while retrieving the world's funniest joke from Michael Palin's house; we see him collapse after staggering out into the garden. (3) [Otto, Gestapo Officer]: Laughs himself to death after taking dictation while Michael Palin recites the world's funniest joke in German; he staggers out into the hall laughing, then we hear him fall. (Note: The Pythons played multiple roles in each episode; I will only be listing the specific characters that die.)
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus: Episode 4, Owl-Stretching Time (1969) [Mr. Apricot, correction, Harrison]: Shot in the chest by John Cleese when Graham rushes at John with a banana in a self-defense class.
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus: Episode 6, The BBC Entry for the Zinc Stoat of Budapest (1969): (1) [Neighbor]: Stabbed in the stomach when Terry Jones throws a spear at him, while Michael Palin walks by without noticing. (2) [Man at Bus Stop]: Hit on the head by the Frankenstein monster (John Cleese) while standing in line at a bus stop, again unnoticed by Michael.
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus: Episode 9, The Ant: An Introduction (1969) [Victor]: Shot in the chest by John Cleese after Graham orders all the uninvited guests to leave.
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus: Episode 11, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Goes to the Bathroom (1969): (1) [Undertaker]: Killed in a car crash (off-camera) while racing his hearse against Terry Jones; we only hear the crash, followed by a shot of several other undertakers celebrating. (2) [Undertaker]: Dies of exhaustion while carrying a heavy coffin with Terry Jones; Terry then places his body in the coffin and carries it by himself.
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus: Episode 12, The Naked Ant (1970) [Oliver St. John-Mollusk]: Accidentally runs himself over with a car during the Upper-Class Twit of the Year Competition; his body is shown underneath the car's front wheels afterwards.
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus: Episode 13, Intermission (1970) [Marcel Marceau]: Crushed to death by a 16-ton weight.
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus: Episode 15, The Spanish Inquisition (1970): (1) [Reg]: Head sawn off by BBC men so John Cleese can use it in a sketch. (2) [Julius Ceaser]: Stabbed to death by several conspirators on the steps of the Senate; he signals "Et tu, Brute" by flashing an Aldis lamp before he dies.
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus: Episode 17, The Buzz Aldrin Show (1970): (1) [The Reverend Grundy]: Killed in an explosion when his pulpit blows up after he announces the text of his sermon, just as Terry Jones arrives too late to warn him. (2) [Vicar]: Shot by a cannon (off-camera) that emerges from an open grave during a funeral service; we hear the shot after the camera pans away.
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus: Episode 18, Live from the Grill-o-Mat (1970) [Butler]: Crushed to death when the ceiling falls on him as he confronts Eric Idle about all the other accidental deaths.

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