The Meaning of Life

Continuity mistake: During The Miracle of Birth Part 1, when the guy goes into the operating room, the girl puts the gown on the first doctor. It's barely on, but, in the next, wider shot of him, it's completely on and she's tying the back together. (00:04:30)

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Continuity mistake: When you see the cleaning woman in the Mr. Creosote scene, you see that she has black hair. But in the next scene when she's cleaning up and talking to the waiter, she has grey hair and a blue hat.

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Audio problem: The people go looking for the guy's leg and see the tiger. When the guy says "Look", the sound comes out later than his mouth moves.

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Trivia: When the title first appears, it says "Monty Python's Meaning Of Liff," which abruptly changes to "Life" with the title is struck by lightning. Author Douglas Adams (friend of Graham Chapman and occasional Python contributor) contacted Terry Gilliam to ask if he could use the title "The Meaning Of Liff" for a mock dictionary he was writing at about the same time. Adams and the Pythons agreed that the crossover publicity could be mutually beneficial. (00:17:35)

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Trivia: In the "Find The Fish" sketch, Terry Jones and Graham Chapman are joined by a green, elephant-like creature. This creature was a left over (unseen) costume from the 1981 film "Time Bandits", which was directed by fellow Python Terry Gilliam.

Trivia: The 'vomit' Mr Creosote spews in the restaurant sketch was a mixture of ground potatoes with water and other coarse vegetable materials.

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Grim Reaper: Englishmen, you're all so fucking pompous. None of you have got any balls.

Paitent: What do I do?
Dr. Spenser: Nothing, dear! You're not qualified.

New Mother: Is it a boy or a girl?
Obstretrician: I think it's a bit early to start imposing roles on it, don't you?

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Question: At imdb's trivia section for this movie there's a mentioning of the Michael Palin line "Hey, but I didn't eat the mousse" line being an ad-lib. What scene is this in?

Chosen answer: At the end scene where death shows up to the dinner party and kills everyone. They all die because they eat bad salmon mousse. After their spirits leave their body, Michael Palin says the line.

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Question: Which Python sings the song "Christmas in Heaven"?

Chosen answer: Graham Chapman.

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Question: Is there a fish visible in the "Where's the fish?" segment, or is it just a joke?

Chosen answer: There is no fish in the scene.

Kevin Howard

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