Monty Python and the Holy Grail

King Arthur is on a search for knights to join his round table. He finds Sir Bedevere, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Galahad the Pure, Sir Robin the not-quite-so-brave-as-Sir-Lancelot and the aptly named Sir Not-appearing-in-this-film. God comes down and tells them they must search for the Holy Grail. They first look at a castle which had French guards that taunt them. After that they spilt up and the movie tells each tale of the knight. Sir Robin goes into a forest with his minstrels, when they come to a three-headed person. Sir Robin runs away. Sir Galahad sees the Holy Grail in a light above the Castle Anthrax. He goes inside and there is a whole bunch of school girls. Just as he was about to fall to temptation, Sir Lancelot comes in and rescues him from great peril. King Arthur and Sir Bedevere come upon the Knights Why Say 'Ni'. The knights ask for a shubbery, and Arthur and Bedevere go and get it. They come back and then Sir Robin shows up. Sir Lancelot goes to the Swamp Castle where he thought he was rescuing a girl who is really a guy from a wedding party. The Knights all meet up and go off to find Tim the Enchanter. Tim the Enchanter takes them to a cave where there is a killer rabbit. They defeat the rabbit with a Holy Hand Grenade. They go into the cave and read the last words of Joesph of Arimathea which tells them to go the Castle Aaaaaagggh. They are chased by a monster who dies. Then they go to the Bridge of Death. The old man from 'Scene 24' tells them they have to answer three questions to get to the other side.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sir Galahad is about to enter Castle Anthrax, it's pouring like there's no tomorrow. Although when he falls against the door and is about to open there is no rain, and no Niagara Falls pouring down the door. As a matter of fact, it's pretty dry on the door and almost a completely clear sky.

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Second Villager: She turned me into a newt.
Sir Bedevere: A newt?
Second Villager: [After looking at himself for some time.] I got better.

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Trivia: Brave Sir Robin's royal minstrels are the British folk band Saltwater Sealion - Steeleye Span were originally asked to play the roles, but they declined.

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Question: When Michael Palin is thrown into the fiery pit, he is either saying Yeeeoohhhhhhh or Yelllowwwww (meaning that was his favourite colour). Despite watching it many times, I'm still not sure which one it is...so does anyone know?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: It's kind of both. He says "Blue", then realises he got it wrong and starts to say "No, yellow!" but then screams as he is thrown into the pit, so it's like "Blue. No, yell. Ooooooohhhhh!"

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