Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Question: In the Camelot scene, there is a man that says something like "I like to push the pramalot" what is he saying and what does it mean?

Answer: He says "I have to push the pram a lot!" implying that he's left to look after the children.

dgemba dgemba

Answer: There isn't much meaning. It's a funny idea that a knight has to push a stroller and the words "pram a lot" are there because they rhyme with Camelot.

Question: When Michael Palin is thrown into the fiery pit, he is either saying Yeeeoohhhhhhh or Yelllowwwww (meaning that was his favourite colour). Despite watching it many times, I'm still not sure which one it is...so does anyone know?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: It's kind of both. He says "Blue", then realises he got it wrong and starts to say "No, yellow!" but then screams as he is thrown into the pit, so it's like "Blue. No, yell. Ooooooohhhhh!"

Sierra1 Premium member

Answer: There was once a published Script. It was Yellow. The joke was he died because he changed his mind mid-answer.

Question: During the song "Knights of the Round Table" they sing the line: "Between our quests we sequin vests". What does this mean? (English is not my mother tongue.)

Answer: Sequins are small, flat, shiny ornamentations that are attached to clothing to give the garment a metallic look. The nights are saying that between quests, they sit arround sewing these items onto vests.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Question: The film is listed as "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" on the Internet but on the DVD it is called "Quest for the Holy Grail". This is also the only title I've ever heard it referred by IRL. Why are there two titles out? Which one is the correct one? And how come they changed whichever title came first?

Answer: The actual Terry Gilliam illustration credit in the film uses the Quest for the Holy Grail title just after the groups talks to god around 25 minutes in. Maybe they used the art from the film for the DVD image?

Answer: I have searched several online DVD retailers and other online sources and not found any mentions of a DVD with "Quest for the Holy Grail" as the title. All are called "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". There is a computer game from 1996 called "Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail" though.

Andreas[DK]

Question: In the beginning of the film there is a pole thing with a circle on it sticking out of the ground, what is that?

Answer: That would be a crucifix using a "breaking wheel" or "Catherine wheel", which was erected on a pole to display the body. As a death sentence a person is bond to it, his limbs are broken in various manners, and then a colourful way was thought up to kill the condemned (decapitation, disembowelment, garrotte). Usually the body was left up on the wheel as a warning to others.

lionhead

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sir Galahad is about to enter Castle Anthrax, it's pouring like there's no tomorrow. Although when he falls against the door and is about to open there is no rain, and no Niagara Falls pouring down the door. As a matter of fact, it's pretty dry on the door and almost a completely clear sky.

More mistakes in Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Second Villager: She turned me into a newt.
Sir Bedevere: A newt?
Second Villager: [After looking at himself for some time.] I got better.

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Trivia: The idea for the killer rabbit came from the facade of the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Near the entrance, in panels depicting various scenes of man's infirmaties, one panel illustrates cowardice by showing a knight fleeing from a rabbit.

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