Of Barbie Orr's indiscretion regarding his aging body, the Python said: "All that was nonsense. When you get to my age, you do running repairs. I had my fourth hair transplant as it means I don't have to wear wigs in a movie - I hate wigs. It only takes four hours, it's really easy - so much easier than wearing those horrible things on set. My teeth were terrible - I had a remodelling of my mouth about two years ago. I can't tell you how many teeth I'd cracked and had to have replaced - it all works really well now. All of this I had done before I even met her (that'd be the "27-year-old" Barbie he recently dumped - primarily for blabbing about the state of his aging package).

It wouldn't surprise me if Cleese forgoes all female company for the foreseeable future, what with them primarily being leeches on his time and finances: "Now that I'm not married any more (he split from this third wife, Alyce Faye Eichelberger, in October), my earning requirement has dropped rather dramatically - I can now do the work that I want to do (namely a stage version of A Fish Called Wanda with his daughter from his second marriage, Camilla), which has not been the case for a long time. I'll write about my divorce eventually... The question is; what's the point (of marriage)? If you're having children I think it's a very, very good idea to get married, because it means that it's much harder to break up, and you should give it absolutely your best shot when you have children. If you're not going to have children I seriously query, if you're not religious, what the point is. When I look back, I think getting married to Alyce Faye, I did it really because it meant a great deal to her. It didn't seem as significant to me."

What the old romantic codger is basically saying is; marriage is a trap which should only be engaged in when children are involved, you know, so it's not as easy for people to flee when the sleep deprivation and general monotony seeps in.