Recently, I sat, wondering what was the funniest thing I ever watched… That’s a hard thing to decide, after four decades. I like comedy in general, and I have seen my share of funny things.
But one movie kept standing out, and after much thinking, I think I can finally give it the gold medal for good laughing to:
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The movie was created before I was born, but (like me) it’s not getting old. The first time I watched it, I didn’t even speak English. A friend of mine told me “You have to see this!” But I am slightly allergic to being told “I have to” so he basically had to force me to watch it, and I couldn’t thank him enough for it.
I honestly couldn’t say how many times I have watched The Holy Grail. It is a bit of a Where’s Waldo movie, filled with so many subtle details that every viewing has at least one “Oh, I hadn’t noticed that!” moment.
I love everything about the 1975 classic. The characters, the visual, the countless puns, the absurd humor, the intended low budget kick to it…. I feel like many of you are nodding in front of your screen, remembering the Knights Who Say Ni, the Killer Rabbit, and Tim (?).
If you’ve never watched it, I strongly recommend giving it a try… Sit back, unplug your brain, and let yourself be entertained!
Loosely knitted around King Arthur’s legend, the caricatured knights go on their journey, seeking the Holy Grail. Epic absurd adventures follow… And the silliness slowly builds up, towards a not so deceiving as you’d expect it to feel, ending!
A masterpiece of hilarious absurdity. I can only bow before the amount of work that must have been necessary to end up with this ode to “Silly”.
If you have seen it, (and liked it… of course!) please leave your favorite quotes in the comments… I know, there are tons to choose from! Hehehehe.