Season 1, Episode 4 Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure

First Aired: May 10, 2000

Conclusion. Palin visits Cuba, where Hemingway lived for 20 years, primarily because he liked the fishing there. So Palin tries his hand at it, with no success. "That's why they call it fishing, not catching," he shrugs before heading to the series' final stop, America's Mountain West, which was also Hemingway's. Papa moved there for the hunting, but this time Palin doesn't follow suit. However, he does visit a taxidermist. His reason: "Most of the animal kingdom ended up on Hemingway's wall."

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  • Premiered: May 3, 2000
  • Rating: TV-G
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  • Premise: The peripatetic Pythoner pursued the aura of Papa in this four-part adventure travelogue, with trips to Kenya, Italy, Paris, Key West, Cuba, Idaho and Spain, where he `experienced' bullfighting by facing a bicycle-with-horns contraption in a bullring. Pali… (more)

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