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Friday, 16 May 2008



Well, now I'm going to have to watch The Holy Grail just to see. I mean, how can you really choose?

But that whole Lady of the Lake sequence is hilarious. "Come and see the violence inherent in the system!"

Of course, there's the classic,

"What also floats?" followed by a very confident John Cleese saying,

"A duck!"

That one always make me laugh. I sometimes just say, "A duck!" for no reason. (Which will be followed by, "'Duck,' I says", one of my favourite Gene Hackman lines from Unforgiven.

But I think the key is "out of context", so you're probably right with your choice. Don't forget the rest of it: "Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony. "


...and then after the Gene Hackman line, I may move on to, "It's a sweater!", which, as I'm sure you'll know, is a classic from The Three Amigos.


this is hilarious. it makes me wish i were fluent in pythonese, which i'm not, so i can't play! damn...


That whole scene is hilarious, and I am giggling uncontrollably just thinking about it. My other favourite of course is "Splunge", but you already knew that.

Oh, one I say ALL of the time is:
"Come see the violence inherent in the system! Help help! I'm being repressed!"


As far as one line goes, that's hard to top. There might be funnier scenes, certainly, but that line is hilarious without anything else.

When I get a small scratch or bruise, I'll say, "It's just a flesh wound," with my horrible British accent.

Moksha Gren

I do love to entice folks with sugary treats with the assurance that it is "wafer theen" and often count "one, two, five (three,sir) three" but very rarely quote the phythons much beyond that these days. I quoted myself silly during high school debate trips and still find myself a bit python'd out. However, I can think of no one more quote worthy, so don't let my burnout dampen the joy here.


My favorite is from the Flying Circus skit about Self-Defense Techniques Against Fresh Fruit: "When some homicidal maniac comes after you tonight with a bunch of loganberries, don't come cryin' to me!"


And yet the Spanish Inquisition one seems to be referenced more in the media...hmmm last I heard it was in the movie Sliding Doors. Being a King Arthur fan I love the one you used!


Good words.

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