The rivalry between east side and west side continues on in the Twin Cities. My last post showcased a Christmas classic cartoon by a St Paul native Charles Shulz. I received a couple emails from “west-siders” asking why I was not showcasing their animator celebrity, Terry Gilliam.
Terry Gilliam was born in Medicine Lake, MN – yes the Medicine Lake in Plymouth, MN. We often refer to the town of Medicine Lake as The Peninsula. Terry Gilliam is the only American in the Monty Python comedy troop.
To be completely fair – Terry Gilliam moved to California when he was 12, but we can at least claim that there was something strange in the water he drank while growing up in Medicine Lake.. ..which might explain his sense of humor.
Here is Terry Gilliam’s Christmas classic..