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John Cleese, a member of the famous "Monty Python's Flying Circus," is getting divorced. Why should this be of interest to Chicken-Fried News readers? Just keep reading.

 

One of the founding members of Monty Python, Cleese might be the most famous British comedian ever. The late Sixties and early Seventies British television show was a smash hit in the U.K. and America. After the show went off the air, the Python gang spun off several back-breakingly hilarious movies including classics "The Holy Grail" and "Life of Brian."

 

Cleese also starred in another critically esteemed television show, "Fawlty Towers." He is also well-known to American audiences for his role in the comedy film "A Fish Called Wanda" and more recently as the voice of King Harold in "Shrek 2."

 

But fans mainly cherish his routines as an argument counselor or the fruit defense instructor from the Python days. We all should learn how to protect ourselves when being attacked with a banana.

 

(Keep reading, we're almost to the Oklahoma part.)

 

The Daily Telegraph in London recently reported Cleese and his wife, Alyce Faye Eichelberger Cleese, are separating. They have been married for 19 years. The newspaper reported the split comes amid Cleese's bout with depression after the deaths of several close friends in recent months.

 

For Cleese, it will be his third divorce.

 

(Now the Oklahoma part "¦ )

 

Mrs. Cleese is an American-born psychotherapist with degrees and qualifications from Oklahoma State, Baylor and London universities, according to the Telegraph.

 

Stop, brain hemorrhage commencing.

 

England's John Cleese " one of the most famous comedians of all time, a pillar of what many believe to be the greatest comedic team for all time " married a woman who went to Oklahoma State University?

 

This picture is not coming into focus.

 

You might as well believe the U.S. Mint is going to honor the state of Oklahoma by making a quarter with a bird on one side. A bird that hardly anyone in the state ever sees is going to be the symbol of Oklahoma on American money? Yeah, right.

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