We Are Now No Longer The Knights Who Say Ni

42 years ago the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” had its premiere throughout the entire United Kingdom.

Of course, it has lived to receive a cult status which it still holds today.

It was directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, and written by… well, all of them.

By saying them, I’m talking about Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.

But who are those guys? So glad you’ve asked. Monty Python (also known as The Pythons) were a British comedy group who created a sketch comedy show “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”. Among other things. Besides their film about the quest for the Grail, they also made another feature film, a religious satirical comedy “Monty Python’s Life of Brian”.

But, what the “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” is all about?

Well, it’s hard to say, really. The plot is centred around the Arthurian legend, meaning that it depicts the efforts of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table to find the Holy Grail. Of course, the film was made by the Pythons, so, the knights are not so brave, not so beautiful, not so noble, and not so… knights.

On their quest, they will meet a gallery of ridiculous characters, and find themselves in a number of situations that can only be described as bizarre. Arthur and Bedevere attempt to answer the requests of the Knights who say Ni, Sir Robin avoids a fight whenever he can, Sir Galahad lured to Castle Anthrax, populated by women who are anxious to perform sexual favours for him…  Epic story, right?

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There is a very good reason that “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” has a cult status among the people who like surreal comedy. It’s a film more than 30 years old, but it still stands as one of the greatest comedies ever made. Check out why if you haven’t already. If you have, watch it again. For the 542nd time.

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