As Monty Python enters its second run of live shows at the O2, a fan has shared the hilarious reply he received from John Cleese when he sent the comic a letter aged 14.
Matt Hyde posted a photo of the letter on Twitter, which sees Cleese writing in mock egotism about his non-existant fan club.
His response was as follows (sic):
I am afraid I'm much too important to write notes to people like you.
Please remember that I am very very very very very very important.
However, there is no John Cleese fan club (despite my importance) because they were all murdered in 1983 by Michael Palins' fan club.
I enclose a photograph to remind you of my importance.
The letter is not dissimilar to one sent by the late Rik Mayall, an expletive-laden mock rant against an autograph request that emerged following his death last month.
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