History Fridge / MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail

23rd Dec '16 5:04:37 AM Milarqui
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** He's actually arrested for the murder of the historian - the one that is killed while doing his documentary by a knight riding a horse.
11th Dec '16 3:50:15 AM Erpegis
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* Why was Lancelot arrested? It was for the mass murder he committed at Swamp Castle in front of thousands of witnesses who could have given the police a description of what he looked like.

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* Why was Lancelot arrested? It was for the mass murder he committed at Swamp Castle in front of thousands of witnesses who could have given the police a description of what he looked like.like.
* Tim the Enchanter is a wizard who is loaded with explosive spells - a parody of how D&D wizards are played? Only a couple of years before the release of D&D.
19th Nov '16 3:52:17 PM Viira
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* I always disliked the ending of ''Monty Python and the Holy Grail''. Even though it was a comedy, I always hoped they would resolve the story, but instead the film ends with the entire cast being arrested. But I realized: This ending is, quite literally, a "cop out" ending. It is genius!
** This troper saw it also clever for a different reason. It's a creative license interpretation to how the Legend of King Arthur ended; he goes to a climatic final battle, and ultimately killed in it. Here, he and every knight on the field were all arrested, ending the 'modern' parody of the legend.

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* I always disliked the ending of ''Monty Python and the Holy Grail''. Even though it was a comedy, I always hoped they would resolve the story, but instead the The film ends with the entire cast being arrested. But I realized: This ending is, It's, quite literally, a "cop out" ending. It is genius!
ending.
** This troper saw it also clever for a different reason. It's also a creative license interpretation to how the Legend of King Arthur ended; he goes to a climatic final battle, and is ultimately killed in it. Here, he and every knight on the field were all arrested, ending the 'modern' parody of the legend.



* It took me a good long time to make the connection between the three minutes of blackness that ends the movie and the ''sacking of the credits staff at the beginning of the film.''

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* It took me a good long may take some time to make the connection between the three minutes of blackness that ends the movie and the ''sacking of the credits staff at the beginning of the film.''



* It took my mother to point out the real punchline in the swamp castle joke: "They told me I was an idiot to build a castle in a swamp. But I built one!... and it sank into the swamp. I built another!... and it sank into the swamp. I built ANOTHER!... it burnt down, fell over and then sank into the swamp. But the FOURTH one!...THAT one stayed up!" Of course it would - it's got the last three for a foundation.
* Momentarily laying aside the {{Rule of Funny}}, I thought it was curious that the Swamp Castle guards put up absolutely no fight against Lancelot's onslaught. It makes sense, however, if you figure that the King of Swamp Castle didn't hire guards that had combat training because Swamp Castle doesn't have any problems with invaders because no one in his right mind would want to take over a castle that's in the middle of a bloody swamp.
* After the [[{{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.
** The irony being that it's not actually a model. It's a real castle!
* When the two guards are arguing about the swallows and the coconuts, they mention the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow. Maybe I was too young, or just not attentive enough the first few times I saw it, but that makes the later bridge scene even better, because Arthur did remember the conversation, but he took the pointless part, not the actual answer.

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* It took my mother to point out the The real punchline in the swamp castle joke: "They told me I was an idiot to build a castle in a swamp. But I built one!... and it sank into the swamp. I built another!... and it sank into the swamp. I built ANOTHER!... it burnt down, fell over and then sank into the swamp. But the FOURTH one!...THAT one stayed up!" Of course it would - it's got the last three for a foundation.
* Momentarily laying aside the {{Rule of Funny}}, I thought RuleOfFunny, it was curious that the Swamp Castle guards put up absolutely no fight against Lancelot's onslaught. It makes sense, however, if you figure that the King of Swamp Castle didn't hire guards that had combat training because Swamp Castle doesn't have any problems with invaders because no one in his right mind would want to take over a castle that's in the middle of a bloody swamp.
* After the [[{{TheReveal}} [[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.
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film. The irony being that it's not actually a model. It's a real castle!
* When the two guards are arguing about the swallows and the coconuts, they mention the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow. Maybe I was too young, or just not attentive enough the first few times I saw it, but that That makes the later bridge scene even better, because Arthur did remember the conversation, but he took the pointless part, not the actual answer.



* 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.
** 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...

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* The Frenchman was telling the truth when he said they already had the grail(and 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.
** 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...



* Why was Lancelot arrested? It was for the mass murder her committed at Swamp Castle in front of thousands of witnesses who could have given the police a description of what he looked like.

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* Why was Lancelot arrested? It was for the mass murder her he committed at Swamp Castle in front of thousands of witnesses who could have given the police a description of what he looked like.
2nd Nov '16 2:34:03 PM JohnAlexanderHitchcock
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* 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.

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* 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.Frenchmen.
* Why was Lancelot arrested? It was for the mass murder her committed at Swamp Castle in front of thousands of witnesses who could have given the police a description of what he looked like.
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.
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