Answer: A newt
He got better, though (of course, it's not like she had actually turned him into a newt, but I guess people will make up anything sometimes). She was finally determined to be a witch when it turned out that she weighed the same as a duck.
Answer: Brian Cohen
This is the main character of "Life of Brian". He wound up being crucified, but made a friend on a nearby cross--they sang "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" together.
Answer: bright side of life
From the 'Life of Brian'. Sung by Eric Idle when Brian is being crucified.
Answer: Clark Gable
This is, of course, sung by the Knights of the Round Table in "Holy Grail."
Professors Bruce were from the Philosophy Department at their university. They were there together to sing the Philosophers Song (and drink beer).
God is the one character who appears in all three "Monty Python" films. This version of God was in "Holy Grail". Towards the beginning of the film God appears to King Arthur and his knights, to give them the quest to find the Holy Grail.
From 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'. This is said by Prince Herbert to his father the King, on the day he doesn't want to get married. He'd rather just sing.
This is from "The Galaxy Song" in "MP and the Meaning of Life." All statistics in this song, written by Eric Idle, are surprisingly accurate.
They request a shrubbery and when Arthur returns, they request 'a second shrubbery to stand just higher than the first to create a sort of two level effect with the path that runs down the middle.'
Answer: A woman
He wanted to be called "Loretta" and have a baby. Reg was quick to point out that it wasn't quite possible, given that he didn't possess the necessary anatomy.
Answer: Mister Creosote
This skit was featured in "The Meaning of Life". This skit featured an incredibly obese man entering a restaurant and consuming a rather large meal--and at the same time, puking his guts out. Initially it was placed in the "reject" pile when Terry Jones, the writer, first presented it to the group. They resurrected it for the film, and the funniest part of the skit ended up being the French waiter. "Finally sir, a wafer thin mint!"
From 'The Meaning of Life'. The waiter warns the staff of the arrival of the very large and very hungry Mr Creosote.
"You'll see it's all a show, keep 'em laughing as you go. Just remember that the last laugh is on you!" This is from "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" in "MP and the Life of Brian." It also appears in "MP and the Meaning of Life."
Answer: to cut down a tree with a herring
But first they must find another shrubbery.
Answer: The salmon mousse
One of the guests protested that she didn't have any of the mousse, but it didn't seem to make a difference. She was dead anyway, and left with the rest for Heaven.
Answer: The Black Knight
This famous scene appears in "Holy Grail". When the Knight has lost both arms and one leg, John Cleese found it too difficult to hide his entire leg--especially since he's over 6.5 feet tall! So the Pythons hired a one-legged man to stand in for that shot. When the Knight loses his final limb, John Cleese returns to the set, sitting comfortably in a hole in the ground.
From the 'Life of Brian'. Here a Centurion berates Brian for his incorrect use of Latin.
Answer: that's the thing!
Good advice from Eric Idle from "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life": "When you're feeling in the dumps, don't be silly chumps. Just purse your lips and whistle, that's the thing!"
Answer: Castle Anthrax
Sir Galahad the Pure is the night that is drawn into this castle. He is left with the young ladies alone and is soon wondering how long he can keep his vow of chastity. He is saved in the nick of time!
Answer: The French Taunter
Also from "Holy Grail", this character appears twice in the film: first, towards the beginning of the film when they set out on their quest, and then again at the Castle of Ugh at the end. This is one of John Cleese's most famous characters. "Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries!"
Answer: hand grenade
From 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'. Said by King Arthur when heavy artillery is needed to remove a particularly nasty bunny.
Answer: go shopping on Thursdays
"I cut down trees, I eat my lunch, I go to the lavatory. On Wednesdays I go shopping, and have buttered scones for tea." Michael Palin is awesome as the lumberjack!
Answer: Pontius Pilate
This character is from "Life of Brian". Pilate was the man responsible for crucifying Jesus, and in this film, Brian. The Pythons thought Pilate, played by Michael Palin, should have trouble with his "Rs." In addition, Pilate's buddy, Biggus--who has a naughty last name--had a lisp. "Anybody else feel like a little...giggle?"
Answer: People's Front of Judea
From 'Life of Brian'. Reg and his crew (the PFJ) scorn Brian for his assumption that they are the JPF (who the PFJ hate).
"He was not in the least bit scared to be mashed into a pulp, or to have his eyes gouged out, and his elbows broken..." Robin's lead minstrel in "MP and the Holy Grail" is played by Neil Innes, who wrote all the songs in the movie.
Answer: 'it's a fair cop'
This is really funny because the way that they determine she is a witch is ridiculous.
Answer: Cheese makers
Blessed are the cheese makers indeed! Especially if it's a good Wensleydale. Also misheard was "Blessed are the Greek". Eventually Brian's mother grew bored and they left to go watch a stoning.
Here is another great character from "Life of Brian". Unlike many other leading lady roles in their films, the Pythons used an actual woman, Sue Jones-Davies, for the role of Judith. All the other major female roles in "Life of Brian" were played by the Pythons dressed in drag.
From 'The Meaning of Life'. Said by the organ-harvesting butcher to the housewife just before Eric Idle's 'Galaxy Song'.
The knights are almost fooled by its cute appearance, but it's a killer!
Answer: Fan blades
I was especially fond of the coat tree grappling hooks, myself. Also of interest were the file cabinet cannons. Did you note that Matt Frewer (who played 'Max Headroom') was among the victims of their corporate pirate raid?
Answer: The Leader of the Knights who say Ni
This is quite possibly the strangest character in "Holy Grail". The forbidden word was "it". Interestly enough though, the main Knight said "it" before the topic of a forbidden word was even brought up. Thus the title of being strange.
Answer: big noses
From the 'Life of Brian'. One of the listeners at the Sermon on the Mount says this to Michael Palin, who does have a big nose but won't admit it.
This is the last line of "The Galaxy Song," written and sung by Eric Idle.
Each answer much be truthful or you are ejected off the bridge to your death.
Answer: Sir Bedevere
He is Arthur's second-in-command in "Holy Grail". According to Sir Bedevere, if a woman weighs the same as a duck, she must be made of wood because they both float in water. Therefore, she's a witch!
From 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'. King Arthur says this to Sir Bedivere after Arthur outwits the Bridgekeeper at his own deadly question game.
Answer: What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
Arthur retorts with the question 'African or European' thus stumping the keeper of the bridge and being granted passage.