“When Michael Palin as Pontius Pilate addressed the soldiers daring them to laugh, he was truly daring them. The soldier extras were ordered by the Pythons to stand there and not laugh but not told what Palin was going to do. Palin, in fact, can be seen to barely stifle his own laughter when saying “Biggus Dickus” in front of the soldier asked if he finds the name “risible”.”
Eol: All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Noldor ever done for us? Maeglin: Brought peace? Eol: Oh, peace - shut up! There is not one of us who would not gladly suffer death to rid this country of the Noldor once and for all. Aredhel: Uh, well, one. Eol: Oh, yeah, yeah, there’s one. But otherwise, we’re solid.