Monty Python: Hilarious & Touching Clips from Graham Chapman's Funeral

Chris Higgins

On October 4, 1989, founding Monty Python member Graham Chapman, star of both Holy Grail and Life of Brian, died from cancer. At his memorial service, the remaining Pythons eulogized Chapman in truly appropriate style -- by cursing, joking around, but in the end, expressing love for their lost peer.

In this clip, watch John Cleese deliver a beautiful eulogy (including some rather tasteful swearing -- "anything for [Graham] but mindless good taste"), then Eric Idle leading the whole crew in the song from the end of Life of Brian, "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life." Not a dry eye in the house.

See also: Graham Chapman's last interview, showing his last days and endless optimism. Always look on the bright side, indeed. And finally: all the Pythons remembering Chapman in 2006 part 1, part 2.