Pot, meet kettle. Of course, when Mick Jagger refers to members of Monty Python as "wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money" with a reunion, it's meant to be amusing.
In a video shown before a Monday press conference discussing the iconic comedy troupe's plans for a 10-performance reunion in London this month, Jagger is seen hilariously lashing out at its members.
"Monty Python, are they still going?" he asks a tour manager as Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts slumps in the sofa beside him. "Who wants to see that again, really? It was really funny in the '60s."
The answer is: a lot of people; the "Monty Python Live (Mostly)" shows sold out almost instantly. Jagger knows that feeling well. The Stones continue to roll along with successful live tours despite being in pretty much the same age bracket as John Cleese and company.
Monty Python's reunion shows begin Tuesday night. The final performance, on July 20, will be broadcast live in movie theaters worldwide.