When Monty Python Meets Star Wars – Laughter Often Ensues

Posted on May 30th, 2007 in Culture, Movies

King Arthur from Monty Python and the Holy GrailMy thesbian career was short: with the exception of a last minute friendship part in college, my last major part was playing the part of Monty Python and the Holy Grail’s King Arthur.

In the sketch we performed at the bi-annual school event, townspeople (from the Middle Ages) try to determine whether or no a woman is actually a witch by seeing if she floats on water (after all, wood floats on water). And despite the fact my line was actually only two words — “a duck” — I still hold a deep affection for all things Monty Python.

And while I am also a pretty solid SciFi fan, Star Wars was never at the top of my list although I enjoy it was well. But when some production genius put the two together, it is magic. It as good as chocolate and peanut butter!

So from the philospeak.com Video vaults, I present to you a well-down mashup of a famous scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail where King Arthur (Graham Chapman) fights the Black Knight Darth Vadar!

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2 Responses to “When Monty Python Meets Star Wars – Laughter Often Ensues”

  1. the domestic minx Says:

    ‘Tis but a scratch…
    Ahhh, Monty Python…
    I am indeed a devoted fan.
    I was reared on a diet of the stuff and can quote most of The Holy Grail by heart!!

    Pie Jesu domine,
    Dona eis requiem.

  2. philospeak Says:

    Mere flesh wound!

    My mom is a very hip woman (listens to real reggae, watches shows like Carnivale, reads Vampire novels) and got me watching old Star Trek and Monty Python since there wasn’t that much on (no cable in our area).

    So…that is both a good thing and bad. But I will post more Monty Python items, including a very funny Mashup re: another : Doctor Who!

    LOL! at the phrase. Isn’t that what the Monks chanted while bonking themselves in the head with tablets?

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