Monty Python and the Holy Grail

October 2, 2012 § 49 Comments

Last night Rugby Boy and I watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Ha ha ha! Ha ha ha!

He’s seen it 40ish times and has been wanting me to watch it so we can see the play ‘Spamalot’ which is now playing at the Phoenix Theatre for next two weeks.

My favorite parts of movie:
1. The coconut clicking mimicking the clicking of horses hooves.
2. The line, ” First….you must find another shrubbery!”


Have you seen this movie? What is your favorite lines and scenes??? :]

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§ 49 Responses to Monty Python and the Holy Grail

  • boomiebol says:

    Haven’t seen it. Gotta check it out now 🙂


  • I could play most of the parts- I know most of the lines. I grew up on Monty Python. It is a classic that is as popular with 14 year olds as it is with 50 year olds. My favorite parts? Too many, but probably…”you’re mother was a hampster and your father smelled of elderberries,” “She turned me into a newt…well, I got better,” the killer rabbit, the black knight (it’s only a flash wound), and the most underrated, the peasant in the mud scene (establishing a monarchy on…some watery tart holding a sword from a lake is no system of government…)


  • Will check it out. I have not seen it.


  • I love the whole “she’s a witch” part. Brilliant.


  • Tessa Sheppard says:

    I love this movie. Life of Brian was fantastic and remains my personal favourite. My mother got us to watch these years ago and everyone else thinks they’re weird. British humour isn’t for everyone I guess. 😉


  • LOVE THAT MOVIE. Fav line is “now go away or I shall taunt you a second time-ah”. The English ka-nigets scene is hilarious. Oh and the “she turned me into a neut. I got better” part. Aaaaahhhhhhh. Then there is the rabbit! And “the call me…Tim.” Annnnd I got carried away with that. Too many great lines. LOL


  • agitatedangler says:

    “One day this will all be yours.”
    “What, the curtains?”
    “Oh, but you can’t expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.”
    Are my favorite lines…
    and everything else all the characters said.


  • It has been awhile since I last saw it, but I enjoy the scenes about the swallows and the knights that said nee. My 88 year old mother still reminds us about the Monty Python scene about sex on the telly.



  • williammcurdy says:

    “Bring out your dead!”


  • Suzy D says:

    1) The black knight
    2) The running gag about the swallow
    3) Pretty much everything about the movie.


  • ribbie says:

    A comedic masterpiece. I’m bad with lines, but thing has me rolling every time I watch it.


  • themiget says:

    I prefer The Meaning of Life. Much funnier 😀


  • Killer bunny… “Look at all the BONES!” There are just too many excellent bits in that movie.


  • A Dog With Fleas says:

    This movie had me crying from start to finish. And the coconuts are the favorite for me too. Haven’t seen it in years. Now want to watch again!


  • George Ellington says:

    Oh, have seen it so many times, and so many lines to love. I too get such a kick out of the shrubbery scene. But the song I end up singing most often to myself when I need to smile again is the “Knights of the Round Table” song. Absolute classic.


  • bounce51 says:

    The English guys were going to storm the castle and a french guy on the wall gives them this contemptible insult . I fart in your general direction , It’s been a long time since I’ve seen this movie , but I got better . Is this the right movie ? Still makes me laugh ….


  • idiotprufs says:

    John Cleese at the French castle taunting King Arthur with insults then catapulting livestock at them.


  • Slo-Man says:

    “It would not be right for my….idiom”.

    What a funny movie….


  • The black knight! “‘Tis but a scratch! … Come on, you pansy!”


  • legionwriter says:

    My drama class did a play based on this movie when I was in high school. I never had so much trouble keeping a straight face. I played Tim the Enchanter. “That’s no ordinary bunny! He’s gotta mean streak a mile wide!”


  • Paul says:

    “Camelot!” “It’s only a model.” “Shhh!”


  • It’s one of those movies that’s almost entirely quotable. I think my favorite part is at the bridge “What is your favorite color?” “Blue, no, yellow…”


  • kingmidget says:

    It’s a classic … with too many good lines to narrow it down. “She turned me into a newt … I got better.”


  • xs2rahulz says:

    I guess I am the only one to miss that ! will check that out


  • brandyeli says:

    Hi Coco,

    I have nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.

    Best, B Elizabeth NS


  • “Old Woman!”
    “Man…sorry. What knight lives in that castle over there?”
    “I’m 37.”
    “I’m 37, I’m not old.”
    “Well, I can;t just call you ‘man’.”
    “You could say Dennis.”
    “I didn’t know you were called Dennis.”
    “Well, you didn’t bother to find out, did you!”


  • getbusyyall says:

    The bridge scene was always a fave. The “Camelot” song, even though it was only a model, was great as well. And, sadly, I often ask people if they know the average airspeed of an unladen swallow – to date, no one has countered with “African or European?”

    Yeah, I’m kinda embarrassing.


  • “I’m invincible!”

    “I feel happyyyyyyyyyyy”

    “Bad, wicked, naughty Zoot!”

    “What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow”

    I love the holy hand grenade scene because the passage he reads reminds me of actually trying to read Numbers and Leviticus….


  • Martin says:

    Over and over and over… when I was 8, my neighbor’s mom took a bunch of us to see it, not realizing it was a bit too adult for third graders (I believed she napped throughout the entire movie). For weeks after, we play acted out various scenes, stealing stuffed bunnies from my little sisters as props, figuring out how to use food coloring and caro syrup to make fake blood, and on and on… Such fun, being a little miscreant, and I believe those two hours in the theatre were pivotal to my mental twisting…


  • I have seen it and loved it! My favorite part? Can I say ALL of it! And I’ve seen the play – Enjoy!


  • Silly Whabbit says:

    Ms. Coco, I have seen them all but have a strange love for the killer bunny.


  • I so need to watch it again. Been talking about watching it for about 4 weeks now and never get around doing it


  • ‘T’is only a flesh wound’ – classic film – now I want to watch it again haha


  • Tammie says:

    Is this the one where they say “It’s only a flesh wound.” That would be the part my college age daughter says over and over again … I roll my eyes and laugh at HER because I personally am not a fan 🙂


  • Jaimee says:

    Haha! Funny reminder! I haven’t seen that movie in forever! I’ll have to rent it from Blockbuster.
    I love the clicking coconuts, too! I think my favorite parts were the ones with the rabbit in them. 🙂


  • Ahh, so many favourite parts! Dancing knights, and ‘it’s only a flesh wound…’ plus the witch scene… I need to watch this again, it’s been too long!


  • Jeff says:

    I’ve loved that movie since the day I saw it in the theater (on it’s initial run…yes, I’m that old!). I think my favorite scene is either the three questions to cross the bridge, or the counting instructions for the Holy Hand Grenade with which to blow thine enemy to bits. “Five is right out!” And that line, “You can’t expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you!”


  • rosewater12 says:

    “Brave. brave Concorde! You shall not have died in vain.” That’s a funny line.


  • Kip Light says:

    One of my favorite movies ever. My favorite part was the speech given by the Frenchman from the ramparts of the castle “I don’t want to talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper. I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.”
    Now I’m gonna have to go watch it again (for the 43rd time).


  • Ad V~ says:

    “Thou shallt not cross! Unless…”


  • Sorry I saw this post little late, but here is my favorite one:

    French Soldier: I don’t want to talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper. I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.

    Sir Galahad: Is there someone else up there we can talk to?
    French Soldier: No, now go away or I shall taunt you a second time.

    French Soldier: Un cadeau.
    Other French soldiers: A what?
    French Soldier: A present.
    Other French soldiers: Oh. Un cadeau.
    Other French soldiers: Oui oui.
    French Soldier: Allons y!
    Other French soldiers: What?
    French Soldier: Let’s go!
    Other French soldiers: Oh.

    French Soldier: You don’t frighten us, English pig dogs. Go and boil your bottoms, you sons of a silly person. I blow my nose at you, so-called “Arthur King,” you and all your silly English K-nig-hts.

    French Soldier: Go and boil your bottoms, you sons of silly persons!

    King Arthur: Can we come up and have a look?
    French Soldier: Of course not. You’re English types.
    King Arthur: What are you then?
    French Soldier: I’m French. Why do you think I have this outrageous accent, you silly king?
    Sir Galahad: What are you doing in England?
    French Soldier: Mind your own business.

    1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: Am I right?
    King Arthur: I’m not interested!
    Second Swallow-Savvy Guard: It could be carried by an African swallow.
    King Arthur: Will you ask your master if he wants to join my court at Camelot?
    1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: Oh yeah, an African swallow, maybe, but not a European swallow. That’s my point.
    Second Swallow-Savvy Guard: But then the African swallow’s not migratory…

    French Soldier: You don’t frighten us with your silly knees-bent running around advancing behavior!

    King Arthur: Go and tell your master that we have been charged by God with a sacred quest. If he will give us food and shelter for the night, he can join us in our quest for the Holy Grail.
    French Soldier: Well, I’ll ask him, but I don’t think he will be very keen. Uh, he’s already got one, you see.
    King Arthur: What?
    Sir Galahad: He said they’ve already got one!
    King Arthur: Are you sure he’s got one?
    French Soldier: Oh yes, it’s very nice!


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