YMMV / The Court Jester

  • Ass Pull: How does Hawkins win his duel with Griswold? A bolt of lightning randomly strikes his armor and magnetizes it.
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: Fergus got tortured to death and numerous others have surely died in the battle. Yet "life couldn't possibly better be"?
  • Memetic Mutation: The "pellet with the poison" routine instantly took off, with many fans gamely trying to memorize the whole thing. Danny Kaye was plagued for the rest of his life with people approaching him and asking to do the routine with him.