Because you’re a legend, Og dammit. A fucking legend. Monty Python is the bible of English comedy. Even your appearances in post-Python movies was always a treat.
But now you’re just being a twat. (No, not you tvvat.)
So you, along with fellow Pythonite John Cleese, provided voices for the latest in the Shrek installments. Great!
And then you start bandying about words like “steal” and “lawsuit” because you found out after the fact that they riffed on your coconuts-as-horse-hoof-sound-maker bit from The Holy Grail. Dude, come on. WTF? I realize you’re getting on in years and all, but you’re still Eric Idle, and you’re still working steadily. Now is not the time to start with the “get off my lawn” routine. Whatever your opinion, it was an homage to your greatness and the greatness of the Monty Python team. They’re paying you a fucking compliment, dude! And you wanna sue them for that?
O, Mr. Idle, how you disappoint me. I will never listen to “Always Look On The Bright Side of Life” the same way again.