Intriguing Facts about Monty Python and the Holy Grail

If you love  Monty Python and the Holy Grail as much as we do you will probably love this article about this iconic movie.

For example, did you know that if you check the closing credits, the film is attributed to 40 Specially Trained Ecuadorian Mountain Llamas? LOL! And it turns out the film almost didn’t happen, because on the very first day of shooting, the camera broke!

Read on for more wild trivia about Monty Python and the Holy Grail. If you don’t, we will tell everyone that your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail – Funny Facts

1 Other Possible Titles

Pre-existing ideas for the film included Owl Stretching Time as well as A Horse, A Spoon, and a Basin.

2 The Title is Quite Meaningless

It’s just kind of there, and ‘Monty Python’ only became meaningful when fans made it so.

3 Suffering For Art

The Knights wore wool…combined with UK weather, they were cold and damp almost all the time on set.

4 Oops, Sorry About That

That rabbit’s fur was dyed, which greatly angered its owner since it was permanent.

5 Killer Rabbit Was Real

This was actually a real-life bunny, albeit not murderous.

6 An Improv Moment

When Eric Idle bit the scythe, it was improv to keep him from laughing out loud.

7 You’ve Got the Wrong Guy

The photo of God in the movie is actually W.G. Grace.

8 Musical Help

A portion of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon sales helped to fund production of the film.

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9 Leave Them Alone!

The creators were actually really peeved about the media attention.

10 The Movie Popularized Fake Sound Effects

In reality, the producers were just too broke to afford real sound effects.

11  Everything about Monty Python is a Joke.

The opening theme song was actually meant to be a parody of movie producer Ingmar Bergman. And while it takes us back in time, Monty Python was initially supposed to include the modern era as well.

How Monty Python Shaped Modern Comedy (feat. Rick and Morty & Deadpool)

This video is really a hoot and helps to place Monty Python in its historical context.

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