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Mr. Cheeky with Nisus Wettus

"Cheer up Brian! Y'know what they say... Somethings in life are bad, they can really make you mad, other things just make 'ya swear an' curse, when you're chewin' on life's gristle, don't grumble give a whistle n' this'll help things turn out for the best... and... Always Look On The Bright Side of Life [whistle whistle whistle whistle]" - Mr. Cheeky singing on a cross

Mr. Cheeky also known as The Crucifee was a supporting character from Monty Python's Life of Brian. He was a happy Jewish man who was friends with Brian during him and his crucifixion, and both of them hated Romans. It is actually proven that "The Crucifee" and Mr Cheeky were actually the same character. Mr. Cheeky hated them because they couldn't take a joke and called their noses "big". He was played by Eric Idle.


During the start of the film we see Mr. Cheeky, Brian and his mother in a group of people trying to hear Jesus' speech from a far, where they start a fight because Mr. Cheeky called a man "Mr. Big-Nose". He later appeared during the end where Nisus Wettus asks if he is going to be crucified and he jokes and says he is being let free. After he is placed on a cross, Judith asks the Romans if they can set Brian free, they say yes and some soldiers ask who is Brian, while the real Brian is cursing at The People's Front of Judea, so Mr. Cheeky says he's Brian and wave of people start saying that there Brian, but when the Romans take Mr. Cheeky off the cross he says it's a joke and it takes a while for the Romans to realize that. So they put Mr. Cheeky back on the cross and he sings the song Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.


"[singing] Life's a piece of sh*t when ya' look at it! Life's the laugh and Death's the joke it's true. You'll see it's all a show keep 'em laughing as you go, just remember that the last laugh is on you! And Always Look on the Bright Side of Life! [whistle whistle whistle whistle] Always Look on the Right Side of Life! [whistle whistle whistle whistle]"

"Nisus Wettus: Crucifixion?" "Mr. Cheeky: Er- No, freedom actually" "Nisus Wettus: What?" "Mr. Cheeky: Yeah, they said I haven't done anything and I could go and live on an island somewhere..." "Nisus Wettus: Oh I say, that's very nice. Well off you go then" "Mr. Cheeky: No, I'm pulling you're leg, it's crucifixion really" "Nisus Wettus: Ha-Ha, oh yes... Well-" "Mr. Cheeky: Yeah I know, out the door, one cross each, line on the left"

"No, I'm only joking. I'm not really Brian, No I'm not Brian- It was a joke! I'M PULLING YOU'RE LEG! It's a joke! I'm not him! I'm just HAVING you on! PUT ME BACK! Bloody Romans... can't take a joke!"

"Brian: Lay off him!" "Mr. Cheeky: Oh, you're not bad yourself, conk-face... where are ya' from? 'Nose City?'" "Mr. Big-Nose: One more time, mate! I'll take you to the f*ckin' cleaners!"

"[singing] For life is quite absurd, and death's the final word, you must always face the curtain with a bow... Forget about your sin! Give the audience a grin! Enjoy it, it's ya' last chance anyhow! So... Always Look on the Bright Side of Death! [whistle whistle whistle whistle] A'just before you draw your terminal breath! [whistle whistle whistle whistle]"