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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:05 pm 
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Every subject has it's odd trivia. Do you have any interesting trivia on Monty Python?

Did you know that one of the witch-hunting peasents in Monty Python and the Holy Grail has shaving cream on?

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The beards of both Palin's and Jones' character in the Zulu War scene from Meaning of Life have the sticky-tape peeling off.


The Dull Life of a City Stockbroker was written by Graham and Eric as a parody of Palin/Jones sketches - they never noticed :lol:

The Mouse Problem was originally a bit written for a Peter Sellers film called The Magic Christian. Apparently Sellers initially loved it, but the next day he discarded it because his milkman didn't like it :shock:

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The reason why they use coconuts in HG is because the movie's budget wasn't enough to afford horses.

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Cleese's Scotsman on a horse character did not at any point involve him being seated on a horse though he did learn to ride later on for the film Silverado. Also, at the time of the filming of LOB, Cleese couldn't drive manual cars.

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Scenes such as Arthur approaching the first castle and Lancelot's running dash to Swamp Castle were filmed on Hampstead Heath, a London park beside one of the city's busiest road junctions.

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Scenes such as Arthur approaching the first castle and Lancelot's running dash to Swamp Castle were filmed on Hampstead Heath, a London park beside one of the city's busiest road junctions.

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I certainly wouldn't say you were stuck in a rut :P

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In the original draft of the script, Arthur and his knights end up finding the Holy Grail at Harrods, a famous London department store.

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The third hobby (i.e. masturbating) of the first contestant in the All-England Summarise Proust Competition was edited out for the original airing of that sketch, on cencorship grounds.
Similarly, in the tale of the magical prince who lived in the land beyond the wobbles, while the original version had "and three years later he died of cancer", the reruns were censored such that "gangrene" was dubbed in, replacing "cancer", which I think ironically makes it funnier.

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At the beginning of John Cleese's Personal Best, the show was dedicated to "Mr. John Cleese, who has recently died". A lot of Monty Python fans were saddened for his demise. It turned out it was just part of a sketch; John Cleese was portraying himself as a 97-year-old, senile, old man who is being interviewed by a newswoman before succumbing to a heart attack.

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The "Mouse Problem" sketch originally ended with an announcement that if any viewers suffered from the same problem they could dial a phone number that appeared on the screen. The number turned out to be David Frost's number, and after he complained the segment was wiped.

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Aaaaah, David Frost, or "the bubonic plagiarist" as Peter Cook called him after David started hosting 'That Was the Week that Was', an idea that Cook had come up with before it was temporarily shelved. Apparently the Pythons, particularly Idle, were making fun of Frost a reasonable amount through their talk-show typed sketches, especially with the end part of Timmy Williams Coffee Time, where the credits display a gigantic list of writers, something that could be seen at the end of 'The Frost Report'.

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