YES! Happy Dance!(with coconut clip-clopping) :)
Eki eki eki eki pikan zup tum (mumble mumble)
Sweet! Thank you Brad!
You think the troll ending is funny? The UK DVD for this movie had an extra troll introduction. Instead of playing the movie like normal, it starts playing an entirely different movie called "Dentist on the Job", a black-and-white British comedy from the 1960s. It's only after the opening credits play out that Terry Jones appears as a cinema projectionist to change the film reels. This honestly caught me out the first time I saw it but it was hilarious.
Huh. I have a US version and it does the same thing. But mine is also the special edition
Most versions have this.
When I first saw the ending, I hated it. Over time I've appreciated it more and more; now I think it's basically the perfect ending to one of the most perfect comedies of all time.
We don't do everything right here in the UK. Our government is somewhat laughable. The weather is often grim. We have overly promiscuous women named Sharon and Tracy. But, to our credit, we do have a unique style of comedy that is somehow both highbrow and terribly silly. We can make the knowing and sardonic seem playful and ironic. It's not just about keeping a straight face. Brad's Snob character plays it straight, but the humour is sarcastic and droll (in a good way, of course). It's all in the demeanour and delivery.
Also fun fact; Doone Castle was the location set for almost every castle scene in the movie. They even used the same room for the great halls and the bedrooms. Only the final castle was at a different location.
The talk about American remakes of British comedies reminds me of the talk I had on a train last month when a man from the UK noticed I was watching Red Dwarf on my laptop and was amazed that I even knew the show existed. I told him of the piss-poor attempt at an American remake and how much of a disrespectful wreck the pilot was and how it just took away all the charm and character the original had, to the point of "why even bother?". Some things just aren't meant to be "translated" (bastardized) into another kind of comedy...in the case of US remakes of British sitcoms, "comedy" usually doesn't even enter into it.
This video really makes me want to write "Romanes Eunt Domus" on my history professor's whiteboard next semester. He's the kind of guy who would appreciate the reference...and the sad thing is, the other students are not likely to get the joke at all.
That reminds me of a similar conversation I had with someone over the american adaptation of Being Human.
Nobody expects a similiar conversation about the american adaption!
CONFESS YOUR CRIME!! Or I will.... Or I will... Or I will CITE ONE PAGE FROM A PHONEBOOK!!
(yes, THE PHONEBOOK)
This review was half just you and your mum talking about your favourite Monty python moments, That's such a refreshing thing to see in this usually cynical day and age. Bravo sir
Your mom is fucking cool man. Love it when she pops up in your vids!
I tracked down Payne on Youtube. It could make for a great DVD-R Hell episode in the future. https://www.youtube.com/user/jjvz1989/videos
I was only 11 when 'Payne' aired and yet I vividly remember it...I was a rabid fan of 'Monty Python' since elementary school and watched it upon hearing it was a remake of 'Fawlty Towers'. Needless to say, it didn't have the same effect on me.
Brad's mom is kewl
Brit humor can be so hit and miss with being irritating and as bland as can be or actually funny.
Like, I remember liking this the first time I saw it, but I despised life of brian and the like. Also remember not liking it nowhere near as much as other people.
You also have some insufferable crap like the mighty boosh which is just pain for me...
I actually saw this in a theatre about ten years ago.
Anyway, you mentioned Britcoms, but didn't mention any specific besides Fawlty Towers. Just wanted to mention my three favorites; Red Dwarf, Blackadder, and The Young Ones.
And Waiting for God, Dad's Army, Last of the Summer Wine, The Vicar of Dibbley, Open All Hours, Porridge...
There's a lot of them.
As a 'Colonial', I grew up on them. I've never found American Comedies funny for some reason. Maybe it's the laugh track. It just robs the material of any humour it had in it.
Don't forget Benny Hill!
Oh, Waiting For God is brilliant!
Even though it's technically an Irish series (but produced by the Brits), "Father Ted" is another worth watching. Especially the censorship episode. "Down with this sort of thing! Careful now!"
Black Books, Red Dwarf, and Spaced are mine.
I remember the first time watching MPATHG in high school when I allowed to watch it on VHS while another student was watching it to learn about satire. Watching the movie from beginning to end was like an outer-body experience I could never forget. Since then, I owned it on DVD along with Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life. Unfortunately, I don't have Flying Circus, but I binge-watched it a few years back when it was on Netflix. I do have the movie version of the show titled And Now for Something Completely Different, which aside from the opening How Not To Be Seen sketch features re-filmed that don't have the same power as the show. I like the film OK, but I miss the laugh track.
My favorite sketch from the show would have to be the one Michael Palin plays a psycho barber before he started singing The Lumberjack Song. I just love singing that song and I would kill it on karaoke night. Then again, there's always great Monty Python songs.
For as long as I've been a Python fan, 'Meaning of Life' was always my favorite movie of theirs. Being a fan first and foremost of 'Flying Circus', maybe the sketch comedy aspect appeals to me more, or maybe it's just because the jokes and the songs are top-notch. I don't know. I've just always felt like I was in the minority in selecting that one as my favorite.
Hmm. This might be my favorite comedy movie of all time, honestly, at least when it came to viewings and the amount of jokes I laughed at. My dad bought the DVD for this movie when I was about 12 or 13, and after a couple viewings, it ended up becoming the funniest thing ever to me.
He also bought us "Life of Brian", which I still think is great and absolutely hilarious, but it didn't make me laugh as hard as Holy Grail, two Monty Python Personal Best DVDs, one for Terry Jones, the other for Terry Gilliam. The Terry Jones one had The Bishop on it, and its my favorite on the DVD, along with Bicycle Repairman and the World's Deadliest Joke sketch (my personal favorite).
The Terry Gilliam DVD is an edited compilation of his animations for the show, and it's just as trippy as it sounds. It's a great way to alienate your friends.
"All right, Devious. Don't move!"
(Opening Theme and Title Sequence Starts Playing)
The Bishop is one of my all-time favorite sketches. It was the Python's interpretation of American action movies/TV shows. From the gruff catchphrase "We was too late" to the use of a scepter-phone.
"THE RING, VIC! DON'T TOUCH THE RING!!!!!"
[16 ton safe falls on Vicar]
The Bishop is my favorite sketch, not only for the lampooning of action tropes and the sheer nonsense it gets away with, but the way it wraps around that episode and doubles over itself, leading into and out of other sketches.
Did you know that some classic American sitcoms are remakes of older British ones? All In The Family is actually a remake of Till Death Us Do Part and Sanford And Son is a remake of Steptoe And Son. Charlie Brooker did a bit on his Screenwipe program https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGjnJ1ndI3g skip to 1:15
I thought Garth Marenghi's Darkplace was a great British comedy & the most 80s thing ever.
For a TV show made in 2004...it was the most 80's thing ever?
Curious to know if you ever saw or listened to Spamalot? I saw it with original cast, and I could really dig it! idk I agree with you about the way this movie ends, and they give the show a happy ending and while they made the lady of the lake an actual character, she actually was pretty awesome... Idk your thoughts?????
Saw it at Broadway in Chicago with the original cast. Probably my favorite David Hyde Pierce and Hank Azaria (Aside from Grose Point Blank) performance ever. Oh yeah, and Tim Curry played Graham Chapman's roll in the original cast.
Yea I saw the same cast as you!!! I agree pretty much!!!
100 times? There are perhaps eight movies which I have watched more than a dozen times, (and come to think of it, those are probably the only movies I have seen more than 3 times) and none have I watched even 30.
I don't think it's hyperbolic at all to say 100 times. I remember being at a bar and all of the sudden I saw this movie play. Apparently it was part of a craft beer promotional that it got a public exhibition. Just an example that I could show that even though I didn't go out of my way to see this movie, I caught it.
I got a story for y'all--
I was a history major, and I took a class on the Crusades in college. The first evening of class, the professor asked us individually why we were taking this class. I didn't want to say my real reason, which was "I need the World History credits!" So, I had to think of something fast.When she got to me, I said that I'd seen movies of the Crusades. When she asked which ones, I burst out "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."
Half the class said "I love that movie!" Half the class said "Huh?" The professor laughed and said that this movie really is historically accurate.
And I don't really remember much of the class (besides my other Monty Python and the Holy Grail story), but from what I remember of the lectures, it really did match stuff going on in this movie. No, no one knocking coconuts as horses. But, the sieges of castles, the launching the cows--all of those were very accurate.
Which, Terry Jones and Michael Palin studied as historians in college. Their emphasis was Medieval times. And they're good historians.
My second story in that class:
The professor would spend 2 hours a week just lecturing so fast. At one point she took a breath after saying "And there was much rejoicing." I shook out my cramped hand and mumbled "Yay." The half the class who had seen the movie about fell out of their seats laughing. The professor laughed so hard that she was crying. The other half looked confused. The next week, someone else quoted Monty Python and the Holy Grail, to the confusion of half the class. After one class, I approached the professor and said that I have this movie on DVD. Can I bring it in so the other half of the class know what we're talking about? She said yes.
The evening we watched the movie, only the half of the class who had seen the movie 500 times stayed to watch the movie. The other half took off. Their loss.
bahhhhhh I read that whole thing for a sad ending :(((((((((((
Have you seen Monty Python's Spamalot the theatrical musical of Monty Python and the Holy Grail? I saw it in the theatre a few years ago it's great! They remake most of the scenes from the movie and plenty of new ones too into the musical.
Hey,SPOILERS!How can you just spoil the whole movie like that?!
If he spoiled "holy grail", then who cares? That movie is 40 years old, more or less.
But I havent seen this midnight screening. Started watching it, got distracted.
But If Brad Spoiled a new movie, then it is bad. Still havent forgiven the guy for spoiling J.J. Abrams' Star Trek 2, just because he didnt like it. And he also spoiled "the lone ranger" by saying it had a similiar plot to a well known 80s movie with Bob Hoskins. And that was just so low.
I still watch Brad's stuff. Just not with the same enthusiasm. It is okay to spoil movies, just not when they are still in theatres, or have just come out on dvd or blueray.
Saying The Lone Ranger had a plot like Roger Rabbit wasn't a spoiler, it was a plot description, the same thing given in the film's trailer and on its imdb page.
Also I think Lucifer was kidding, but if not, that's pretty funny.
What I find funny is that while I was kidding,he was probably not.I mean after all this time one should know that you practically give no shit about spoilers.If I want a spoiler free review(which oddly enough,is the case with the guardians),Ill simply watch another critic,and leave midnight screenings for after Ive watched the movie.
"If he spoiled "holy grail", then who cares? That movie is 40 years old, more or less."
People that have not seen the film care.
I really dislike the argument that if a film is old it does not matter. A spoiler is a spoiler no matter how old it is as not everyone has seen every film ever made.
However, I think complaining about Brad spoiling anything is inane as ANYONE that has ever seen his vids, particularly the midnight screening should know he does spoilers.
So I would not blame Brad, I'd blame the idiots that are watching one of these and NOT expecting spoilers.
American remakes usually miss the mark when it comes to British movies/shows, but sometimes it works out. "House of Cards" is one of these exceptions. It does its own thing, and it allows the show to stand on its own merit. The American HoC is darker than the original, and the plot progression is totally different.
I think this is the only way remakes work. Ff the only thing they share with the original is the foundation, it allows it to stand on its own merit.
All that being said, remake is a broad word sometimes. Not every "remake" is the '98 Psycho.
"Tonight on 'It's The Mind', we discuss the phenomenon known as Deja Vu...
Man I love listening to you and your mom talk about these movies but I loved this one because Monty Python and the Holy Grail has a special place in my heart.
I even preformed the Holy Hand Grenade Speech for Drama class and had the whole thing memorized for a really long time.
It's mostly because I was raised on British media because both of my parents loved it and Monty Python was especially a big part of my childhood. (It's also to blame for my morbid sense of humor)
As for the show, my favorite skit will probably always be the Ministry of Silly walks, I've even done skits and dressed up as a silly walker at conventions. XD
First time I saw it was in middle school when I was at my friends house. The second Brad brought up the ending of the movie I was cracking up at the thought of how it ends. I think the sketch I like the most is either the Parrot or the Argument Clinic.
My mother introduced me to Monty Python with "The Life of Brian" when I was about ten years old. While I didn't get most of the gags, I still immediately fell in love with it.
And I remember thinking the funniest moment was the part with the aliens and the spaceship ^^
Holy Grail and Brian were movies I watched several times growing up and when I finally got a lot more comfortable with english as a language being talked (I don't have to point out, it's not my native language, right? I mean you read the stuff above ^^) in movies and shows, like the last 2 or 3 years of my time in school, I HAD to re-watch them in the original.
And it certainly adds a lot, to be able to compare the translation to the original and to see what was lost in translation and what they came up with to compensate for a play of words or something like that.
Sadly though, the time when they actually seemed to be passionate about their translations and dubbing is long since gone, and especially movies from the 70's and 80's - even some of the ones from the 90's - seemed to be dubbed and translated with much more care. Nowadays I am sure that the german dubbing I'm watching is FAR inferior to the original, while the old stuff generally holds up for the most part...
But I don't know, maybe Nostalgia is a huge part of the impression, that it was better back in the days. I'm certainly right about modern translations and dubs being utter shit ^^
Anyway, I have a horrendously small Collection of physical movies and especially DVD: Terminator, Shaun of the Dead, Team America, Bubba Ho-Tep, Murder by Death and of course Holy Grail and Life of Brian. I could live without some of those movies, but Terminator, Murder by Death and the Monty Python ones HAVE to be in every man's/women's collection, it should be demanded by law ; )
Wait a minute....
Where is the Get on Up review you mention at the end of this video?
I think the thing about Americans getting British humour is the fact you tend to only get our good shows over there.
We have plenty of shit comedy shows over here, more so then good comedy shows.
Favourite scene: the prince in the tower (who just wants to...sing) and the mime Terry Jones does -- writing a note, tying it to an arrow, and shooting it out the window, while pretending not to -- is the funniest five seconds in movies.
No love for Ripping Yarns?
I have a great story about the movie 9 1/2 weeks.
For about 2 years I was a phone sex operator. And for a brief time I worked at a dispatch company. Those are the ones that advertise on tv and the back of magazines. Girls get paid shit through them and you only get to talk to your customer for 25 minutes because the customers pay for a 25 minute block of time.
What really sucks is you cannot have repeat customers. The customers come in randomly and if the customer really hits it off with you well unfortunately they cannot call back asking for you. And you get guys randomly pushing buttons on their phone trying to get back to the main menu and so you hear loud beeps during the middle of your sentence. But I digress.
I got a guy once that was high on cocaine that called me. I always heard those are the best customers because they do all the talking and they talk for a really long time. It's an easy call.
He said that he was masturbating for a really long time like 6 hours. And he couldn't relieve himself. He said the only thing that was close to porn in his house was the movie 9 1/2 weeks. He played over and over the sex scene and tried to achieve orgasm to it and he couldn't even though he really tried. So he called me.
He didn't really get into the sex part. He seemed lonely and just wanted to hear a female's voice. But yeah that is my 9 1/2 weeks story.
I have to say, as much as I love the hell out this movie, my favorite Monty Python film is Meaning of Life. I love it for all the reasons it kind of turns people off: it's a complete gross-out show done so so right, and the completely batshit ending. It also, I feel, actually does give a satisfactory answer to the meaning of life. I watched for the first time and when Michael Palin read off the meaning of life at the end, I just thought "you know, that's a good enough answer for me"
I love The Meaning of Life