Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail, a movie

The movie really begins with a bunch of silliness about the opening credits. Be sure to pay attention for all the mentions of moose and llamas there. Then we come to England in 932 AD when we meet Arthur Pendragon, King of the Britons who is searching for knights, worthy enough to join him in Camelot. At the first castle, he gets into a silly conversation about swallows and coconuts: "Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?"

Next he comes to a village hit by a plague, "Bring out your dead!" Part 1

Arthur next encounters a group of peasants who have formed themselves into an autonomous collective. "Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government." "Help! Help! I'm being repressed!" Next Arthur encounters the Black Knight and invites him to join him at Camelot, but the knight is silent. He refuses to let them pass, and so Arthur fights him until all the knight's limbs are chopped off. "It's just a flesh wound!" Arthur comes next to a village where the villagers want to burn a witch. Part 2

Arthur is impressed with the witch-judge-knight who elicits from a villager the response "If she weighs the same as a duck, then she's a witch!". He invites the knight, Sir Bedimere to join him at The Round Table. Joined by several other knights, they now arrive at Camelot. There now commences a very silly song-and-dance routine, "We eat ham and jam and spam-a-lot!"

Arthur and his men decide not to go to Camelot after-all. Now God appears and gives them the task to seek the Holy Grail. Next they come to the French Castle of Gui de Lombard. Part 3

Arthur tells the guard to invite his master to join in the quest for the Holy Grail, but the guard tells him, "I'll tell him, but I don't think he'll be too keen, he's already got one!" They argue back-and-forth until the French start throwing farm animals over the walls at them. Sir Bedimere comes up with a plan to build a giant wooden rabbit on wheels, which they push up to the castle, and the French take it inside. However the plan fails, because the English were supposed to have gotten inside it first.

A "famous historian" starts narrating the scene, when a knight rides through and kills him.

The next scene is the Tale of "Brave" Sir Robin, who meets a three-headed giant. Part 4

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