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.

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Second brother: And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, 'O Lord, bless this thy hand grenade that with it thou mayest blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy.' And the Lord did grin, and the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths and carp and anchovies and orangutans and breakfast cereals and fruit bats and large chu...
Maynard: Skip a bit, Brother.
Second brother: And the Lord spake, saying, 'First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.'
Maynard: Amen.
Knights: Amen.
King Arthur: Right! One... Two... Five!
Sir Galahad: Three, sir!
King Arthur: Three!

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Trivia: The idea for the killer rabbit came from the facade of the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Near the entrance, in panels depicting various scenes of man's infirmaties, one panel illustrates cowardice by showing a knight fleeing from a rabbit.

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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!"

Sierra1 Premium member

Answer: There was once a published Script. It was Yellow. The joke was he died because he changed his mind mid-answer.

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