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'''Swamp King:''' Stop that! ''Stop that!'' ''([[LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand music grinds to a hold]])'' You're not going to do a song while I'm here!

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'''Swamp King:''' Stop that! ''Stop that!'' ''([[LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand music grinds to a hold]])'' You're not going to do into a song while I'm here!



-->'''King Arthur:''' All right, let's call it a draw. Come, Patsy!\\

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-->'''King -->'''Black Knight:''' Alright, let's call it a draw.\\
'''King
Arthur:''' All right, let's call it a draw. Come, Patsy!\\



* OverlyLiteralTranscription: {{Discussed}} while seeing the carved message from Joseph of Aramathea: "He who is valiant and pure of spirit may find the holy grail in the Castle of Aaauuuggghhh..."
-->'''Brother Maynard:''' Well, that's what it says.\\
'''King Arthur:''' Look, if he was dying, he wouldn't have bothered to carve "Aaaauuuggghhhh". He'd just say it.\\
'''Sir Galahad:''' Maybe he was dictating it.\\
'''King Arthur:''' Oh, shut up!

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* OverlyLiteralTranscription: {{Discussed}} [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] while seeing the carved message from Joseph of Aramathea: "He who is valiant and pure of spirit may find the holy grail in the Castle of Aaauuuggghhh..."
-->'''Brother -->'''Bedevere:''' What is ''that''?\\
'''Brother Maynard:''' He must have died while carving it.\\
'''Lancelot:''' [[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe Oh, come on!]]
'''Brother
Maynard:''' Well, that's what it says.\\
'''King Arthur:''' Look, if he was dying, he wouldn't have bothered to carve "Aaaauuuggghhhh". He'd He would just say it.\\
'''Sir Galahad:''' Maybe he was dictating it.'''Brother Maynard:''' Well, that's what's carved in the rock.\\
'''Sir Galahad:''' Perhaps it was dictating.\\
'''King Arthur:''' Oh, shut up!up.



* PrecisionFStrike: [[ExecutiveMeddling Averted due to a censorship request]]; the script originally called for Sir Galahad to tell Tim the Enchanter to "fuck off" during the [[KillerRabbit Killer Rabbit scene]]. He instead says "Bugger off".

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* PrecisionFStrike: [[ExecutiveMeddling Averted due to a censorship request]]; the The script originally called for Sir Galahad to tell Tim the Enchanter to "fuck off" during the [[KillerRabbit Killer Rabbit scene]]. He instead says "Bugger off"."Get stuffed." [[ExecutiveMeddling due to a censorship request]]. Still, "shit" has been said a few brief times.



* RuleOfThree

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* RuleOfThreeRuleOfThree:



--->'''Arthur:''' [We've lost] Gawain, Ector, and Bors, that's five...

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--->'''Arthur:''' [We've lost] Gawain, Ector, How many did we lose?\\
'''Lancelot:''' Gawain.\\
'''Galahad:''' Ector.\\
'''Arthur:'''
and Bors, that's five...\\
'''Galahad:''' Three, sir.\\
'''Arthur:''' [[VerbalBackspace Three, three.]]



-->'''Knight Who Says Ni:''' We demand... a shrubbery!\\

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-->'''Knight Who Says Ni:''' We demand... want... ''({{beat}})'' a shrubbery!\\



-->'''Sir Robin's minstrel:''' Brave Sir Robin ran away./Bravely ran away away./When danger reared its ugly head,/He bravely turned his tail and fled./Yes, brave Sir Robin turned about/And gallantly he chickened out./Bravely taking to his feet,/He beat a very brave retreat.

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-->'''Sir Robin's minstrel:''' Brave Sir Robin ran away./Bravely \\
Bravely
ran away away./When \\
When
danger reared its ugly head,/He head, He bravely turned his tail and fled./Yes, \\
Yes,
brave Sir Robin turned about/And about and gallantly he chickened out./Bravely \\
Bravely
taking to his feet,/He feet, he beat a very brave retreat.\\
Bravest of the brave Sir Robin.


** An animated sequence shows naked men blowing trumpets with there anuses. This is actually something seen in quite a few medieval manuscripts for some weird reason.

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** An animated sequence shows naked men blowing trumpets with there their anuses. This is actually something seen in quite a few medieval manuscripts for some weird reason.

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** An animated sequence shows naked men blowing trumpets with there anuses. This is actually something seen in quite a few medieval manuscripts for some weird reason.

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* MoodWhiplash: {{Parodied}} (like everything else) when King Arthur and Sir Bedevere finally reach the castle where the Holy Grail is kept. The scene even has majestic music playing, until...
-->'''King Arthur:''' Our quest is at an end! God be praised! ''(he and Sir Bedevere kneel)'' Almighty God, we thank Thee that Thou hast vouchsafed to us the most holy- ''(a sheep is flung at them)'' JESUS CHRIST!! ''(sheep lands on them)''\\
'''French Guard:''' Hello, stuffy English ''Kniggit'' and Monsieur Arthur King who has the brain of a duck, you know! So we French persons art with you a second time!


* ScalesOfJustice: In a scene a suspected witch is put on the scales to see if she weighs the same as a duck (and therefore floats, is made of wood, is flammable, and hence a witch).

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* ScalesOfJustice: In a scene a suspected witch is put on the scales to see if she weighs the same as a duck (and therefore floats, is made of wood, is flammable, and hence a witch).witch), but the scales are obviously unbalanced.


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** He's rescued ([[UnwantedRescue very unhappily]]) by Lancelot before actually violating it though.


** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarcho-syndicalism Anarcho-syndicalism]] is a real political philosophy, and not an especially modern one either: actual ancient Germans lived in a society closely resembling Anarchist ideals. In fact, a lot of historical monarchies were [[ElectiveMonarchy elective]] to some degree, so people ''did'' vote for kings (although Arthur and the peasant woman arguing about it fits that historical tension anyway).

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** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarcho-syndicalism Anarcho-syndicalism]] is a real political philosophy, and not an especially modern one either: though this particular variant only applies to capitalist society, the basic ideas had older precursors: actual ancient Germans lived in a society closely resembling Anarchist anarchist ideals. In fact, a lot of historical monarchies were [[ElectiveMonarchy elective]] to some degree, so people ''did'' vote for kings (although Arthur and the peasant woman arguing about it fits that historical tension anyway).


* {{Commune}}: It's anarcho-syndicalist! What do they need a king for?

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* {{Commune}}: It's anarcho-syndicalist! What do they need a Dennis [[strike:the peasant]] informs Arthur that he refuses to acknowledge him as king, since Dennis didn't get to vote for him, and getting made king for?by having received a sword from "some watery tart" (i.e. the Lady of the Lake) is no basis for government. He then goes into a far more detailed explanation of how their governance works, to Arthur's annoyance (eventually culminating in him grabbing Dennis). This is later stated on the DVD commentary by Creator/JohnCleese as a parody of radical leftists living in the UK at the time.


* InsaneTrollLogic: Bedevere's faultless chain of reasoning leading to the conviction of the witch: If a woman weights the same amount as a duck then she's made of wood because both ducks and wood float, and because both wood and witches burn, she must be a witch! In true Monty Python fashion, it works! Also, one of the tracks on the soundtrack album is an alleged philosophy professor analyzing the very thing. He concludes that sex is better than logic.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: Bedevere's faultless chain of reasoning leading to the conviction of the witch: If a woman weights weighs the same amount as a duck then she's made of wood because both ducks and wood float, and because both wood and witches burn, she must be a witch! In true Monty Python fashion, it works! Also, one of the tracks on the soundtrack album is an alleged philosophy professor analyzing the very thing. He concludes that sex is better than logic.logic.
** In the same scene, one of the peasants suggests building a bridge out of the woman to test if she's made of wood. Bedevere shoots down that idea... by pointing out that bridges can also be made from ''stone.''

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* OverlyLiteralTranscription: {{Discussed}} while seeing the carved message from Joseph of Aramathea: "He who is valiant and pure of spirit may find the holy grail in the Castle of Aaauuuggghhh..."
-->'''Brother Maynard:''' Well, that's what it says.\\
'''King Arthur:''' Look, if he was dying, he wouldn't have bothered to carve "Aaaauuuggghhhh". He'd just say it.\\
'''Sir Galahad:''' Maybe he was dictating it.\\
'''King Arthur:''' Oh, shut up!


-->'''Bedevere:''' How do you know so much about swallows?

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-->'''Bedevere:''' How do you know so much about swallows?swallows?\\
'''Arthur:''' Well, you have to know these things when you're a king, you know?


-->'''Swamp King:''' Stop that! You're not going to do a song while I'm here!

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-->'''Swamp King:''' And that is what you're going to get, lad! The strongest castle in all of these isles!\\
'''Hebert:''' But I ''don't'' want any of that! I'd rather...\\
'''Swamp King:''' Rather what?!\\
'''Hebert:''' I'd rather... just... ''sing! (music starts swelling up)''\\
'''Swamp King:'''
Stop that! ''Stop that!'' ''([[LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand music grinds to a hold]])'' You're not going to do a song while I'm here!


* IWantSong: {{Defied|Trope}}. The lord of Swamp Castle keeps stopping his son, Prince Herbert, from breaking out into at several points. It is first, in a later scene, where Herbert turns it into a CrowdSong that he is able to drown out his father's attempts to stop it.

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* IWantSong: {{Defied|Trope}}. The lord of Swamp Castle keeps stopping his son, Prince Herbert, from breaking out into one at several points. It is first, in a later scene, where Herbert turns it into a CrowdSong that he is able to drown out his father's attempts to stop it.it.
-->'''Swamp King:''' Stop that! You're not going to do a song while I'm here!


TropeNamer for OnlyAFleshWound, AndThereWasMuchRejoicing, KillerRabbit, HolyHandGrenade, WithThisHerring and, indirectly, LadyNotAppearingInThisGame and TheKnightsWhoSaySquee.

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TropeNamer for OnlyAFleshWound, AndThereWasMuchRejoicing, KillerRabbit, HolyHandGrenade, WithThisHerring and, indirectly, SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer, LadyNotAppearingInThisGame and TheKnightsWhoSaySquee.


TropeNamer for OnlyAFleshWound, AndThereWasMuchRejoicing, KillerRabbit, HolyHandGrenade, WithThisHerring and (indirectly) LadyNotAppearingInThisGame

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TropeNamer for OnlyAFleshWound, AndThereWasMuchRejoicing, KillerRabbit, HolyHandGrenade, WithThisHerring and, indirectly, LadyNotAppearingInThisGame and (indirectly) LadyNotAppearingInThisGame
TheKnightsWhoSaySquee.

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* TheTropeFormerlyKnownAsX: When the Knights Who Say "Ni" become the Knights Who Say "Ekke Ekke Ekke Ekke P'tang Zoom-Boing Rlrlrlrl" ([[FunnyBackgroundEvent Ni!]]), Arthur finds himself unable to remember this and resorts to calling them the Knights Who Til Recently Said "Ni".

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