Michael Palin records his notes of a Monty Python business and writing session (November 23 1979) at the home of John Cleese:
“A very angry, abusive letter to The Times from a man called Allott in Finchley, who clearly doesn’t like The Life of Brian, but admits he hasn’t seen it.”
“It is proposed to send a Python reply to The Times, saying, ‘We haven’t seen Mr. Allott, but we don’t like him’”.
Michael Palin Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006, 599.
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