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When the film was first released, it was promoted in some territories as ''Monty Python's Jabberwocky'', due to the fact its director and star were both, at the time, best known for their work with the Creator/MontyPython troupe. Gilliam did not support this, and such promotions were short-lived. However, the film is occasionally still found listed in some Monty Python filmographies.

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* DyingDeclarationOfHate: On his deathbed, Dennis's father takes the time to tell him how much of a disappointment he is and how he regrets ever having him.


Set in TheMiddleAges, the film stars Creator/MichaelPalin as a young cooper who is forced through clumsy, often slapstick misfortunes to hunt a terrible dragon after the death of his father. The name is taken from the nonsense poem "Jabberwocky" in Creator/LewisCarroll's ''Literature/ThroughTheLookingGlass''.

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Set in TheMiddleAges, [[DarkAgeEurope Dark Age]] Britain, the film stars Creator/MichaelPalin as a young cooper who is forced through clumsy, often slapstick misfortunes to hunt a terrible dragon after the death of his father. The name is taken from the nonsense poem "Jabberwocky" in Creator/LewisCarroll's ''Literature/ThroughTheLookingGlass''.


''Jabberwocky'' is a 1977 British fantasy film co-written and directed by Creator/TerryGilliam. It stars Creator/MichaelPalin as a young cooper who is forced through clumsy, often slapstick misfortunes to hunt a terrible dragon after the death of his father. The name is taken from the nonsense poem "Jabberwocky" in Creator/LewisCarroll's ''Literature/ThroughTheLookingGlass''.

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''Jabberwocky'' is a 1977 British fantasy film co-written and directed by Creator/TerryGilliam. It

Set in TheMiddleAges, the film
stars Creator/MichaelPalin as a young cooper who is forced through clumsy, often slapstick misfortunes to hunt a terrible dragon after the death of his father. The name is taken from the nonsense poem "Jabberwocky" in Creator/LewisCarroll's ''Literature/ThroughTheLookingGlass''.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: The abhorrent Fishfingers loathe Dennis, until he gains fame and fortune from defeating the monster. Before he can marry the family daughter Griselda however, he is carted away by an adoring princess as an unwanted "reward", much to the Fishfinger's dismay.]]


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'''''Jabberwocky''''' is a 1977 British fantasy film co-written and directed by Creator/TerryGilliam. It stars Creator/MichaelPalin as a young cooper who is forced through clumsy, often slapstick misfortunes to hunt a terrible dragon after the death of his father. The name is taken from the nonsense poem "Jabberwocky" in Creator/LewisCarroll's ''Literature/ThroughTheLookingGlass''.

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''Jabberwocky''
is a 1977 British fantasy film co-written and directed by Creator/TerryGilliam. It stars Creator/MichaelPalin as a young cooper who is forced through clumsy, often slapstick misfortunes to hunt a terrible dragon after the death of his father. The name is taken from the nonsense poem "Jabberwocky" in Creator/LewisCarroll's ''Literature/ThroughTheLookingGlass''.''Literature/ThroughTheLookingGlass''.


* BlackComedy: Mild-mannered Dennis allows himself to be sent off to defeat the monster [[spoiler: and succeeds, winning the hand of the beautiful princess who adores him]], but he does it all for the love of ugly, greedy, unpleasant Griselda who is barely aware that he exists [[spoiler: and who only notices him when it's too late]]. Well, it's a Terry Gilliam film.

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* BlackComedy: Mild-mannered Dennis allows himself to be sent off to defeat the monster [[spoiler: and succeeds, winning the hand of the beautiful princess who adores him]], but he does it all for the love of ugly, greedy, unpleasant Griselda who is barely aware that he exists [[spoiler: and who only notices him when it's too late]]. Well, it's it is a Terry Gilliam film.film after all so expect plentiful helpings of this.



* NothingIsScarier: the monster is never seen [[spoiler: until the very end]]

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* NothingIsScarier: the The title monster is never seen [[spoiler: until the very end]]



* SkewedPriorities. Mild-mannered Dennis allows himself to be sent off to defeat the monster [[spoiler: and succeeds, winning the hand of the beautiful princess who adores him]], but he does it all for the love of ugly, greedy, unpleasant Griselda who is barely aware that he exists [[spoiler: and who only notices him when it's too late]].



* TooDumbToLive: When the king discovers that his land is threatened by the Jabberwock, he holds a contest to find the strongest knight in the land, by having all the knights ''battle each other to the death.'' Simply putting all his knights together into a single army, with all of them alive, apparently just wasn't done back then.

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* TooDumbToLive: When the king discovers that his land is threatened by the Jabberwock, Jabberwocky, he holds a contest to find the strongest knight in the land, by having all the knights ''battle each other to the death.'' Simply putting all his knights together into a single army, with all of them alive, apparently just wasn't done back then.


* {{Jerkass}}: Griselda, Mr. Fishfinger, the merchants

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* {{Jerkass}}: Griselda, Mr. Fishfinger, Fishfinger and the merchantsmerchants most definitely fit this trope.


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* WaterWakeup: King Bruno the Questionable is the recipient of having a basin of water dumped on him to wake him up in the very first scene he's in.


* {{Fanservice}}: When the princess first sets eyes on Dennis she's being given a bath, and her reaction is to stand up in the bath and throw wide her arms to receive him.

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* {{Fanservice}}: When the princess first sets eyes on Dennis she's being given a bath, and rather than cover herself up she steps out of the bath, ignoring her reaction is to stand up in the bath panicking ladies-in-waiting, and throw wide her arms walks right over to receive Dennis telling him how long she's waited for a handsome prince like him.

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* {{Fanservice}}: When the princess first sets eyes on Dennis she's being given a bath, and her reaction is to stand up in the bath and throw wide her arms to receive him.


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'''''Jabberwocky''''' is a 1977 British fantasy film co-written and directed by Creator/TerryGilliam. It stars Creator/MichaelPalin as a young cooper who is forced through clumsy, often slapstick misfortunes to hunt a terrible dragon after the death of his father. The name is taken from the nonsense poem "Jabberwocky" in Creator/LewisCarroll's ''Literature/ThroughTheLookingGlass''.
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!!The movie contains examples of:
* AxCrazy: The guy with the "diamonds", aka a bunch of rocks.
* BlackComedy: Mild-mannered Dennis allows himself to be sent off to defeat the monster [[spoiler: and succeeds, winning the hand of the beautiful princess who adores him]], but he does it all for the love of ugly, greedy, unpleasant Griselda who is barely aware that he exists [[spoiler: and who only notices him when it's too late]]. Well, it's a Terry Gilliam film.
* BlackKnight: The city merchants hire one to ambush the king's champion, and winds up fighting the monster himself.
* BloodyHilarious: The jousting scene. We never see the impact of the combatants, only the royal box and its inhabitants (the King, his chancellor and the princess) getting increasingly splattered with gore.
** Also the monster's method of killing people which leaves just a horribly grimacing head attached to a skeleton, exactly like the remains of a fish eaten by a human.
** ...The whole film, really.
* TheCameo: Terry Gilliam himself shows up as an AxCrazy guy who thinks he's found a diamond mine (really, he's just found a pile of rocks). Creator/TerryJones turns up as a trapper who's the first on-screen victim of the Jabberwock.
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: Mr. Fishfinger and his family are very rude to Dennis after he saves them from bandits
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The merchants of the city think the monster is the best thing to happen for business, so they'd rather it not be killed.
* DolledUpInstallment: It was released in some areas as ''Creator/MontyPython's Jabberwocky'', despite half of the group having no involvement.
** Although Neil Innes, sometimes called the seventh Python, does appear.
* TheDungAges
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: while the princess is fawning over Dennis, thinking he's a prince come to rescue her, an actual prince tries to climb up to her tower, only to fall to his death as soon as he gets to the top
* {{Jerkass}}: Griselda, Mr. Fishfinger, the merchants
* NothingIsScarier: the monster is never seen [[spoiler: until the very end]]
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: One of the king's heralds doesn't use overly complicated words, but does use something like 20 words when 5 would suffice. [[spoiler: The king eventually has him summarily executed out of pure annoyance.]]
* ToiletHumor: Dennis gets pissed on several times over the course of the movie.
* TooDumbToLive: When the king discovers that his land is threatened by the Jabberwock, he holds a contest to find the strongest knight in the land, by having all the knights ''battle each other to the death.'' Simply putting all his knights together into a single army, with all of them alive, apparently just wasn't done back then.
* VisualPun: The knight selected as the King's champion [[spoiler: who is killed by the Black Knight before he can fight the Jabberwock]] has a red fish on his helmet. In other words, he's the Knight of the RedHerring.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Dennis' dad takes the opportunity of being on his deathbed to tell Dennis how much he despises him.
-->'''Dennis''': Dad's delirious, I'm afraid.
-->'''Neighbour''': No he's not!
* WholesomeCrossdresser: One of the princess' nuns is apparently a man in disguise. [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment No explanation is given for this.]]
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