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19th Jul '16 2:45:36 PM thekeyofe
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* Lancelot preventing Sir Galahad from having sex with the maidens of Castle Anthrax takes a hilarious meaning once you realize that in the original tales, Lancelot is Galahad's father.

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* Lancelot preventing Sir Galahad from having sex with the maidens of Castle Anthrax takes a hilarious meaning once you realize that in the original tales, Lancelot is Galahad's father.father.
* The Castle Aaaaaaaaarrgghh is so named because that's the sound you're likely to make when you get there and find out it is occupied by obnoxious taunting Frenchmen.
22nd Apr '16 5:30:19 PM DivineDeath
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* Take a look at the emblem on the Black Knight's armor. It's a [[FullBoarAction boar]]. The AnimalStereotype for boars is that they're [[SuicidalOverconfidence suicidally overconfident]] in combat. Indeed, boars in real life were known to impale themselves on the spears of their attackers just to get a chance to kill them. This aggressive and self-destructive is a perfect fit for the Black Knight's character.

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* Take a look at the emblem on the Black Knight's armor. It's a [[FullBoarAction boar]]. The AnimalStereotype for boars is that they're [[SuicidalOverconfidence suicidally overconfident]] in combat. Indeed, boars in real life were known to impale themselves on the spears of their attackers just to get a chance to kill them. This aggressive and self-destructive behavior is a perfect fit for the Black Knight's character.
26th Jan '16 1:18:33 PM Nachtprophet
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* Take a look at the emblem on the Black Knight's armor. It's a [[FullBoarAction boar]]. The AnimalStereotype for boars is that they're [[SuicidalOverconfidence suicidally overconfident]] in combat. Indeed, boars in real life were known to impale themselves on the spears of their attackers just to get a chance to kill them. This aggressive and self-destructive is a perfect fit for the Black Knight's character.

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* Take a look at the emblem on the Black Knight's armor. It's a [[FullBoarAction boar]]. The AnimalStereotype for boars is that they're [[SuicidalOverconfidence suicidally overconfident]] in combat. Indeed, boars in real life were known to impale themselves on the spears of their attackers just to get a chance to kill them. This aggressive and self-destructive is a perfect fit for the Black Knight's character.character.
* Lancelot preventing Sir Galahad from having sex with the maidens of Castle Anthrax takes a hilarious meaning once you realize that in the original tales, Lancelot is Galahad's father.
22nd Jan '16 2:53:22 PM DivineDeath
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* Aside from Arthur, Patsy, Lancelot, Galahad, Robin and Bedevere, all other members of Arthur's entourage appear only when they are needed - minstrels, monks, other knights, and at the end, his entire army - as though they had been there all along. Then they disappear again when their part in the story is done. It's a funny gag, to be sure, but not just a gag. In fact, ''this is how the original Arthurian legend treats all of its supporting characters''. Much like the film, it does not bother describing any characters who are not part of the scene currently taking place, and in most scenes it intentionally gives the impression that Arthur and his knights are not accompanied by anybody. Whole armies suddenly appear at Arthur's command whenever he needs them, despite no army having been described to follow him previously, as though they had been there all along. This is actually a common feature in many legends.

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* Aside from Arthur, Patsy, Lancelot, Galahad, Robin and Bedevere, all other members of Arthur's entourage appear only when they are needed - minstrels, monks, other knights, and at the end, his entire army - as though they had been there all along. Then they disappear again when their part in the story is done. It's a funny gag, to be sure, but not just a gag. In fact, ''this is how the original Arthurian legend treats all of its supporting characters''. Much like the film, it does not bother describing any characters who are not part of the scene currently taking place, and in most scenes it intentionally gives the impression that Arthur and his knights are not accompanied by anybody. Whole armies suddenly appear at Arthur's command whenever he needs them, despite no army having been described to follow him previously, as though they had been there all along. This is actually a common feature in many legends.legends.
* Take a look at the emblem on the Black Knight's armor. It's a [[FullBoarAction boar]]. The AnimalStereotype for boars is that they're [[SuicidalOverconfidence suicidally overconfident]] in combat. Indeed, boars in real life were known to impale themselves on the spears of their attackers just to get a chance to kill them. This aggressive and self-destructive is a perfect fit for the Black Knight's character.
16th Oct '15 8:28:48 AM MrDeath
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* So, the Bridge of Death is over the Gorge of Eternal Peril. Galahad got "rescued" from some peril early on in the film that he didn't really want to be rescued from... Wonder if he ended up in the same kind of peril after he failed the Bridgekeeper's test?
15th Oct '15 6:19:56 PM Headrock
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* So, the Bridge of Death is over the Gorge of Eternal Peril. Galahad got "rescued" from some peril early on in the film that he didn't really want to be rescued from... Wonder if he ended up in the same kind of peril after he failed the Bridgekeeper's test?

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* So, the Bridge of Death is over the Gorge of Eternal Peril. Galahad got "rescued" from some peril early on in the film that he didn't really want to be rescued from... Wonder if he ended up in the same kind of peril after he failed the Bridgekeeper's test?test?
* Aside from Arthur, Patsy, Lancelot, Galahad, Robin and Bedevere, all other members of Arthur's entourage appear only when they are needed - minstrels, monks, other knights, and at the end, his entire army - as though they had been there all along. Then they disappear again when their part in the story is done. It's a funny gag, to be sure, but not just a gag. In fact, ''this is how the original Arthurian legend treats all of its supporting characters''. Much like the film, it does not bother describing any characters who are not part of the scene currently taking place, and in most scenes it intentionally gives the impression that Arthur and his knights are not accompanied by anybody. Whole armies suddenly appear at Arthur's command whenever he needs them, despite no army having been described to follow him previously, as though they had been there all along. This is actually a common feature in many legends.
25th May '15 8:59:37 AM MechWarrior
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* After the BigReveal of Camelot, note the one person who notes that 'It's only a model' - Patsy played by Creator/TerryGilliam. Of course he knows it's a model, he directed the film.

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* After the BigReveal [[{{TheReveal}} big reveal]] of Camelot, note the one person who notes that 'It's only a model' - Patsy played by Creator/TerryGilliam. Of course he knows it's a model, he directed the film.
23rd Apr '15 7:19:14 AM Jasin_Moridin
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* "What is the capital of Assyria?" isn't just obscure, it's a trick question. Assyria had multiple capitals over its history, and since it was no longer a country by the time this is presumably set, any answer given would be wrong unless you treated it like the swallow question.

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* "What is the capital of Assyria?" isn't just obscure, it's a trick question. Assyria had multiple capitals over its history, and since it was no longer a country by the time this is presumably set, any answer given would be wrong unless you treated it like the swallow question.question.
* So, the Bridge of Death is over the Gorge of Eternal Peril. Galahad got "rescued" from some peril early on in the film that he didn't really want to be rescued from... Wonder if he ended up in the same kind of peril after he failed the Bridgekeeper's test?
30th Mar '15 11:06:07 AM Eilevgmyhren
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** FridgeBrilliance: The connection between the Grail story and the Arthurian legends was made ''in France''! Of course the French could boast that they actually had it. Furthermore, the last sighting of the Grail is said to be in Provence in the thirteenth century...
19th Sep '14 9:22:11 AM Mouser
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* The Frenchman was telling the truth when he said they already had the grail(and was laughing with his accomplices over the fact). The French didn't beat Arthur and Bedevere to the Castle Augh; the French castle ''was'' the Castle Augh, and the whole second half of the film consisted of the knights going in a huge circle to the back entrance.

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* The Frenchman was telling the truth when he said they already had the grail(and was laughing with his accomplices over the fact). The French didn't beat Arthur and Bedevere to the Castle Augh; the French castle ''was'' the Castle Augh, and the whole second half of the film consisted of the knights going in a huge circle to the back entrance.entrance.
* "What is the capital of Assyria?" isn't just obscure, it's a trick question. Assyria had multiple capitals over its history, and since it was no longer a country by the time this is presumably set, any answer given would be wrong unless you treated it like the swallow question.
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