do u ever really think about the Holy Grail filming though

  • the primary camera which had been specially designed broke on their very first day of filming so everything was delayed as hell while they sourced a new one
  • they couldn’t get Scotland to let them use its National Trust castles so they ended up using the same one for every single fucking castle and/or used paper cutouts
  • the only reason they used the music they did was because after a whole fucking soundtrack had been written they realised their budget didn’t actually expand to an orchestra, so they used stock music and the only actual original Python song in the whole deal is Knights Of The Round Table
  • Graham had delirium tremens during his very first take, suddenly realised and admitted that he was an alcoholic, and was consequently hammered out of his brain for the remainder of filming so he wouldn’t go into the DTs again
  • as a result of this he constantly picked fights with the other Pythons, extras and random hotel staff
  • and constantly forgot half his lines
  • and ran ass naked up and down hotel corridors yelling “Betty Marsden” until Michael asked him to stop so he could sleep (and so Michael then woke up to a note pushed under his door reading “with love, Betty Marsden”)
  • but miraculously still no one realised Gray’s drinking was making him so ill and so Michael’s diaries are full of random excuses for why he was shaking his ass off every morning (“we were up v high today I think Gray was scared” “I didn’t think it was that cold but Graham was shivering” “gosh tensions are running so high Gray was so mad with us he was literally shaking”)
  • the Terrys tried to codirect and fell out over literally everything
  • and consequently constantly reshot each other’s takes behind the other’s back
  • John kept getting upset because he doesn’t like being dirty and/or cold and they were in fucking Scotland and “there wasn’t enough hot water for a shower”
  • John and Eric consequently switched hotels from the rest of the cast and crew so John could get his fucking shower
  • they were all wearing knitted “armour” and I reiterate this was fucking freezing wet Scotland so they all froze half to death and had to keeping shooting anyway
  • and John got so pissed at Terry Gilliam’s directing style (“treating us like pieces of paper”) that he eventually essentially told him to fuck off, so filming was delayed even further so Terry G could go and be offended and cry and sulk by a wall

the highest grossing British comedy film of all time, everyone.

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I saw a gif from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and I had to make this really quick. I’m pretty sure someone else did this with their Inquisitor.

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SO I HAVE A THEORY

In the beggining of Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail, we see this:

This is to tell the audience the date in which the movie takes place, but if you look closely, the date is not 932 AD, but is actually 93^2, or 8649 AD.

But what’s this???

The movie clearly depicts modern human people in real clothes, not the knight clothes worn by the people of the 87th century.

And now looky here:

We see both generations of human interact in the same plane of space-time, so obviously time trickery is at play here, so who is the trickster? Here are the candidates:

Now God is an obvious choice here, as his message to Arthur was what began the quest for the grail in the first place, and plus he’s god so he can do tricks and stuff.

But we have more options here, such as:

The Bridgekeeper also seems a likely candidate, a trickster by nature, this little scamp could really get himself into some real mischeif.

But also:

I know youve been thinking it the whole time, must be this guy right? He can make fire, why not time anomalies right?

No. Wrong, you fool. No you see I have a different theory, a much more insidious presence, hiding in plain sight

!!!!!!!!!PATSY!!!!!!!!!

This little fucker! Smugly breaking the forth wall, snivelling behind his “master”, but he is hiding a dark secret.

He has already shown that he is adept in the dark arts, swiftly able to summon coconuts at will.

And now, broken the fabric of reality itself.

There is not much time, soon Patsy will begin to grow exponentially in power and size, until he engulfs the universe, ending existence.

Bye.