Let me introduce you to my friend Monty

I was recently reflecting on nerd stuff with Noah when I recalled seeing Monty Python and the Holy Grail for the first time. Cue the flashback noise.

My parents had decided I was now old enough to enjoy the humor of the movie and rented it on a night that my sister was staying with a friend or something. It was wonderful, and hilarious, and full of awkward silences when my parents tried to suppress their laughter as to not acknowledge the dirtier jokes. I also tried not to laugh at jokes that I thought I probably shouldn’t have understood.

Shortly after that introduction, we saw most of the Python collection, and I’ve tried hard since then not to repeat lines from the movies in public. Faux pas. My parents told me that I used to love “Flying Circus” when I was 2, though I don’t remember that. I’m sure “Holy Grail” would have been funny at 2 as well, though on a different level. You know, the hopping on one leg level.

Now I need see “Lost in La Mancha” to complete the Terry Gilliam tour.

5 thoughts on “Let me introduce you to my friend Monty”

  1. I love going back on all the old movies and rewatching them to appreciate them at an older level. Seriously, one of the best times I had watching of movie recently was when Tom and I put in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and watched it.

  2. no – I haven’t. I was surprised to see his name with it, and really is the only reason I’ll probably see it when it comes to Kennedy School or when Jason buys it on DVD. I’m willing to bet that it’s no Twelve Monkeys though.

  3. I do have the Criterion Collection edition of Brazil: three disks, original unedited version, and a whole disk of features. You can borrow it if you like.

    And have you seen Baron Munchausen? That one ruled.

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