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Jesse Marinoff Reyes ( Jesse Marinoff Reyes Design, Maplewood, N.J.)

Michael Palin!

---Posted the inner sleeve (above) in case you didn't know what the "shirt + accessories" box gag was leading to...---

Like a lot of people a certain age, I discovered them not long after PBS began picking up their shows in the US in the early-1970s, around the time I was getting into junior high school. I never laughed so hard since discovering the Marx Brothers as a young child. For years after, I could always make a connection with someone through a Monty Python reference. Often, just a line from a sketch (or even a mere sound effect, like “Nih!”). Bless ‘em all, but especially today, Michael Palin:

We were in the nick of time. You were in great peril.
I don’t think I was.
Yes, you were. You were in terrible peril.
Look, let me go back in there and face the peril.
No, it’s too perilous.
Look, it’s my duty as a knight to sample as much peril as I can.
No, we’ve got to find the Holy Grail. Come on.
Oh, let me have just a little bit of peril?
No, it’s unhealthy.
I bet you’re gay.
Am not.

The previous was, of course, Palin and John Cleese from Monty Python and the Holy Grail and NOT Matching Tie & Handkerchief. Which doesn’t tell you what’s on it (and I still need to get a turntable). However, it is a brilliant sleeve with a diecut window (with a little wear in the ensuing years), diecut dimensional corners (!), and showing a really funny Terry Gilliam illo through the window (you have to take the inner sleeve out to get the punchline).

The Monty Python Matching Tie & Handkerchief
Monty Python LP sleeve cover
Arista Records, 1973-1975
Illustration: Terry Gilliam
Design: Michael Doret
Art Director (USA): Nancy Greenberg

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