* AcceptableTargets: The French, naturally. It's a British film. Why else would they have that ''outrageous'' accent? Also, the BLOODY PEASANTS.
* AdaptationDisplacement: There are fans of the film who have no idea [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus there was a TV series before it]].
* AwesomeMusic:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHDycUXzNs0 Its main theme]].
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPW9fmhA4-k The Promised Land]]".
* BadassDecay: Probably for a good measure, but definitely PlayedForLaughs. Galahad originally was TheAce with IncorruptiblePurePureness, being the one who discovered the Holy Grail. Here, he's just as wacky as the rest of the cast, as well as not surviving the Bridge of Death. And [[NotSoAboveItAll he was thinking to 'discard' his pureness in Castle Anthrax]] if Lancelot did not interfere.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: A staple of Monty Python humor.
** The "Camelot" song. 'Tis a silly place, indeed.
** '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHOBw6XwqRo INTERMISSION]]'''
** The opening credits' moose dialogue at the bottom.
** The Sun and clouds jumping up and down, causing an earthquake.
* CrossesTheLineTwice:
** The Black Knight getting dismembered. John Cleese admitted as much in his commentary track. He explained that some viewers in America found the sequence horrifying because of [[TooSoon Vietnam War footage on the news]]; however, he noted that they began to laugh when BK's first leg got hacked off and he was still raring to go.
** Lancelot's "rescue" in which he charges into the castle and slaughters half of the townspeople under the belief that they're kidnappers. The heroic music and the fact that he turns his wrath on not only guards and peasants but the bridesmaids, the wedding band, and ''a torch on the wall'' make something that should by all rights be horrifying absolutely ''hilarious''.
* DiscreditedMeme: The constant use of quotations from it has caused it to become popular to mock people for quoting it so much.
* EarWorm: The drawbar organ music during the "intermission" and at the end.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The Black Knight, despite only being in one scene, is arguably the most famous character in the film.
* FountainOfMemes:
** One of the single most quoted works within "nerdy" circles. More or less every single line is a meme to some extent. Find them [[Memes/MontyPython here]].
** Then there's one of the earliest YouTube [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luVjkTEIoJc memes]].
* GeniusBonus:
** The KillerRabbit scene is particularly funny if you consider the, er, [[http://www.cracked.com/article_21133_7-insane-r-rated-trends-you-never-noticed-in-famous-art_p2.html interesting]] role rabbits had in Mediæval art (no. 2).
** Yes, the original pronunciation of "knight" was from the Old English word "cniht", pronounced "cuh-nit". It's not quite the way the French Taunter says it ("cuh-niggit"), but it's close.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** The Black Knight and Lancelot are played by the same person (Creator/JohnCleese). And then, in ''LightNovel/FateZero''... [[spoiler:Lancelot IS Black Knight/Berserker.]]
** A few years after the film came out, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter was attacked by a rabbit.
** In ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'', Brian uses his (Chapman's) prominent Roman nose as proof that he is part Roman. Arthur, also portrayed by Chapman, is historically said to have been [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romano-British Romano-British]]. Incidentally, Chapman also played Raymond Luxury Yacht (It's pronounced Throat Warbler Mangrove!) in the series, who appears on set with a huge fake nose.
** It has been [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut#Origin.2C_domestication.2C_and_dispersal suggested with complete seriousness]] that coconuts really did migrate naturally. The claim is heavily disputed, but just being ''plausible'' is hilarious even if it's not true.
* MemeticMutation: Essentially, the whole film. There's not one scene that isn't eminently quotable, and several exchanges are considered required basic knowledge for nerd cred.
* NauseaFuel: First-time viewers or the very squeamish may find the Black Knight scene to be more off-putting than intended, due to the copious amounts of blood and BodyHorror.
* OneSceneWonder: The Black Knight and the killer rabbit are well known and well quoted despite having little screen time.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The best jokes from this movie have been memes for so long and are so familiar by now that it might not be clear why they were ever really funny in context. In fact, quoting the movie around LARP groups is often strictly frowned upon, ''especially'' if it's a newcomer to the group who has never done a LARP before. Not only because they've ''all'' heard those references before, but because if ''one'' person starts doing it, ''everyone'' will start doing it.
* SignatureScene: The fight between Arthur and the Black Knight is the most well-known and widely-quoted scene in the entire film. And possibly of the Monty Python franchise as a whole.
* SpecialEffectFailure: The rapid cutting featured during the attack of the Killer Rabbit doesn't ''quite'' hide the fact that the Rabbit itself is a hand puppet, but it's no great loss, [[NoFourthWall since this isn't the kind of film where immersion is terribly important]].
** It's revealed in the DVD commentary that the dye used on the Rabbit's fur didn't wash out, causing the cast to be quite embarrassed when the owner showed up (having been promised this wouldn't happen).
* TheWeirdAlEffect:
** It can be very hard to take Arthurian legend seriously after seeing this movie. There have also been reports of audiences bursting into laughter during violent sequences in movies like ''Film/{{Excalibur}}''.
** Quoting The Holy Grail has become such a tradition among ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' tabletop due to its close association with Medieval Fantasy, that most newcomers become well immersed in the film's jokes before they've even seen it, and are likely introduced to it through tabletop.
*** As shown [[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=673 here]].
*** As noted under SeinfeldIsUnfunny above, it's become ''so'' prevalent that many groups actively discourage quoting the film. Not only because ''everyone'' has already heard it, but because once one person starts in, it's inevitable that the ''entire group'' will soon be doing it.

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