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YMMV: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Acceptable Targets: The French, naturally. It's a British film. Why else would they have that outrageous accent? Also, the BLOODY PEASANTS.
  • Awesome Music: Its main theme.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: A staple of Monty Python humor.
    • The "Camelot" song. 'Tis a silly place, indeed.
    • INTERMISSION
    • The opening credits' moose dialogue at the bottom.
    • The Sun and clouds jumping up and down, causing an earthquake.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: 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 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.
  • Discredited Meme: The constant use of quotations from it has caused it to become popular to mock people for quoting it so much.
  • Ear Worm: The drawbar organ music during the "intermission" and at the end.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The Black Knight, despite only being in one scene is arguably the most famous character in the film.
  • Fountain of Memes: One of the single most quoted works within "nerdy" circles. More or less every single line is a meme to some extent. Find them here.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The Black Knight and Lancelot are played by the same person (John Cleese). And then, in Fate/Zero... Lancelot IS Black Knight/Berserker.
  • Seinfeld Is Unfunny: 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.
  • Stop Helping Me!: Galahad's reaction to Lancelot dragging him out of Castle Anthrax.
  • The Weird Al Effect: 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 Excalibur.


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