History Characters / MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail

17th Apr '17 11:49:46 PM karategal
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* LeeroyJenkins: He has exactly one strategy: Charge right ahead without thinking. It works too -- he's one of the few characters who actually survives to the end.

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* LeeroyJenkins: He has exactly one strategy: Charge right ahead without thinking. It works works, too -- he's one of the few characters who actually survives to the end.



* DeadpanSnarker: When king Arthur 'rides' past the collector and his customer, the customer verbally wonders who king Athur was. The collector's answer:
--> "Must be a king. He hasn't got shit all over him"

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* DeadpanSnarker: When king Arthur 'rides' past the collector and his customer, the customer verbally wonders who king Athur King Arthur was. The collector's answer:
--> "Must be a king. He hasn't got shit all over him"him."



A 37-year-old peasant, whose community is based on a political system that's far too modern for the dark ages. It certainly has no place for a mythical king like Arthur, which Dennis openly shows. This starts another pointless discussion in which Dennis wants to prove that just wielding Excalibur is not a reason to boss people around.

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A 37-year-old peasant, whose community is based on a political system that's far too modern for the dark ages.Dark Ages. It certainly has no place for a mythical king like Arthur, which Dennis openly shows. This starts another pointless discussion in which Dennis wants to prove that just wielding Excalibur is not a reason to boss people around.



* SophisticatedAsHell: The entire joke. It's really funny to see a mud farmer spout complex political philosophy

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* SophisticatedAsHell: The entire joke. It's really funny to see a mud farmer spout complex political philosophyphilosophy.
24th Feb '17 2:02:26 PM Dark_Lord_
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* FourOneNineScam: They run an absurd medieval version of this. In order to pass through their forest, travelers have to pay them shrubberies. When they do, they are informed that the Knights changed their name and that the traveler therefore must buy them another shrubbery along with performing an impossible but ridiculous task. In an earlier version of the script it is implied they will keep changing their name in order to make their victim continue to do things for them, without ever granting passage through their forest.
17th Nov '16 11:23:27 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AffablyEvil: He's quite charming when he's not in the middle of a killing spree.
17th Nov '16 6:44:33 AM Gemser
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* TheLawOfConservationOfDetail: Parodied. Normally if the character does not appear in a film, there's no need to mention him at all. Not so for Monty Python.
12th Nov '16 6:30:37 PM BossKey
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* DeadpanSnarker: Mostly he plays the StraightMan to the rest of the movie, but he occasionally gets in a couple of digs at them.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Mostly he plays the StraightMan TheComicallySerious: His main contribution to the rest of the movie, but he occasionally gets in a couple of digs at them.film's humor is remaining completely straight-laced through it all.



* DeadpanSnarker: Mostly he plays the StraightMan to the rest of the movie, but he occasionally gets in a couple of digs at them.



%%* ButtMonkey

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%%* ButtMonkey * ButtMonkey: Seriously, getting all four limbs lopped off one at a time?



%%* IneffectualSympatheticVillain

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%%* IneffectualSympatheticVillain* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: While he initially has a certain degree of menace, it all goes out the window when the dismemberment starts.



* WithThisHerring: TropeNamer. "You must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest wiiiiith... a herring!"




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* WeaksauceWeakness: [[spoiler:The word "it".]] So weaksauce that Arthur defeated them with it without even realizing what it is.
* WithThisHerring: TropeNamer. "You must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest wiiiiith... a herring!"
9th Nov '16 2:24:11 PM nombretomado
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* TotemPoleTrench: The leader was originally supposed to be portrayed this way, but Creator/MichaelPalin settled for a stepladder instead of JohnCleese's shoulders.

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* TotemPoleTrench: The leader was originally supposed to be portrayed this way, but Creator/MichaelPalin settled for a stepladder instead of JohnCleese's Creator/JohnCleese's shoulders.
26th Oct '16 4:15:55 AM Dark_Lord_
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* AllegoricalCharacter: This character can be seen as a TakeThat towards bureaucracy. The body of the knight can only act once all three heads agree. But by that time, new developments have taken place that render their previous agreement useless. In this case, Sir Robin appeared, causing the Three Headed Knight to argue how to deal with him. But after reaching an agreement, Robin already left. Likewise, a large company or institution might run into trouble adapting to new technological advancements or other societal developments. When the administration of said company or institution finally decided how to deal with said developments, other developments have already taken place.
7th Oct '16 4:37:29 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: He manages to defeat many powerful enemies, including the Black Knight.
** BadassBeard: Just look at the photo.
** BadassMustache: Again, just look at the photo.



* {{Badass}}: The best fighter of the knights, he's a veritable OneManArmy when he gets riled up.



* {{Badass}}: At least until he fights Arthur.
28th Sep '16 9:49:33 AM 06tele
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In his appearance (brown suit, bow tie, glasses), earnest manner and high voice, he's strongly reminiscent of the distinguished English historian of 19th and 20th century diplomacy A.J.P. Taylor, who made a lot of TV documentaries consisting of himself explaining things to the camera. This is lampshaded in the published screenplay, where he is sometimes referred to as "Not A.J.P. Taylor".

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In his appearance (brown suit, bow tie, glasses), earnest manner and high voice, he's strongly reminiscent of the distinguished English historian of 19th and 20th century diplomacy [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqT2kmKPqeM A.J.P. Taylor, Taylor]], who made a lot of TV documentaries consisting of himself explaining things to the camera. This is lampshaded in the published screenplay, where he is sometimes referred to as "Not A.J.P. Taylor".
28th Sep '16 9:44:21 AM 06tele
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In his appearance (brown suit, bow tie, glasses), earnest manner and high voice, he's strongly reminiscent of the distinguished English historian of 19th and 20th century diplomacy A.J.P. Taylor, who made a lot of TV documentaries consisting of himself explaining things to the camera. This is lampshaded in the published screenplay, where he is sometimes referred to as "Not A.J.P. Taylor".
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