Thursday, February 7, 2013

Kickass Movie Scene List #76: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Just about everyone who's seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail has at least one or two scenes that stick out for them. I'm no different (though I doubt this particular scene is the one that tops most people's list).

The Black Knight is funny, but after hearing it quoted approximately eight billion times, I've tired of it. The Knights Who Say Ni were never particularly funny. Castle Anthrax is a great bit, but not quite as great as this...

Monty Python and the Holy Grail - Lancelot Storms the Wedding

Everything about this scene is great absurdist comedy. My favorite part is right at the beginning, where the guards watch Lancelot running at top speed waaaay off in the distance over that same little stretch of ground multiple times until right as you're about ready to write it off, then - BOOM - stabbings!

Lancelot then goes on a rampage, murdering pretty much everyone in his path. It's as psychotic as it is hilarious. Once he gets to the top of the tower, it's just some ninny, and Cleese's reaction is fairly priceless there, too.

Funny fact, this was the last movie I ever watched on VHS. My brother and I had nearly worn this spot out by then. The part where Lancelot stabs that first guard has gotten gotten the biggest laugh in the entire movie.

Let's relive it.


  1. Heh, yeah, that's one of the great laugh-out-loud moments. I'm with you in that many of the popular scenes don't do anything for me anymore. I still love the bridge, though.

    Life of Brian destroys this movie.

  2. Ah, the wedding. My favorite part too.

    I like the majority of the movie, but Python fans will ruin Python with their incessant quoting.