Happy Birthday, Michael
Still the only Palin I want to hear about, he was born today in 1943, in Sheffield, Yorkshire (I've been there! well, through there). Of course his Python work is great, but so's his other stuff - films like A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures; his fiction (Ripping Yarns) and his witty autobiographies/diaries and personal, idiosyncratic travel books; and those wonderful travel documentaries.
A most happy birthday, and many, many happy returns of the day!