Terry Gilliam is a filmmaker and member of the acclaimed British comedy group Monty Python.
Gilliam appeared in Trey Parker and Matt Stone's short film, the "Dead Friend Sketch", which is an homage to Monty Python's famous "Dead Parrot Sketch". In the sketch, Gilliam unexpectedly appears and manipulates cutouts of Cartman and two sculptures before being crushed by a giant foot. It is later revealed that Parker and Stone are holding his mother for ransom until Gilliam makes a cartoon for South Park.
Parker and Stone have cited Gilliam as an influence on South Park's animation style.
In the sketch, Gilliam appears with a real-life photograph cutout for a head, as well as realistic hands (of which he has three).