Written by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin
Starring the same
This is a movie that I cannot think of without smiling. From the first of bit of overly serious music under the Swedish-themed credits to the intentionally and unbelievably successfully irritating ending, it is relentless. This is the kind of movie for which it is hard to pick only a few things to praise. Given that, here are more than a few:
- Guido Le Whopper and "I told him we've already got one"
- Sir Robin's minstrels' song about what he does not fear
- "Huge tracts of land" and "What, the curtains?"
- "That's easy!"
- "You're foolin' yourself. We're living in a dictatorship."
and of course the utter absurdity and aggressive iconoclasm of King Arthur repeatedly crying "Jesus Christ!" in moments of panic.
Yes, we've all heard "I'm not dead yet," "Tis but a scratch," "She turned me into a newt," "Ni!," and "The airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow" over and over, but they're still really funny.
Of course it's in The Pantheon. And there's also this.
|Oh, those credits.|
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