Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Still One of the Funniest Scenes Ever

This particular bit from MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (itself counted by me as one of the funniest films EVER):

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... [At this point, the friar is urged by Brother Maynard to "skip a bit, 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 shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither 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." Amen.


Carol Collett said...

OH my gosh I love this movie. I finally bought the DVD. One of my favorite lines: "Come back and I'll taunt you again."

Heather said...

love this movie! thanks for the laugh.

UKSteve said...

I've had this on DVD for years and still not got round to watching it. I'm going to have to correct that soon, I can tell.

Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries!