Coconuts! Flesh Wounds! Knights Who Say NI!

Enough of Christmas movies. Let’s move somewhere else, shall we? How about . . . England?

I am sort of legally obligated to love the St. George's flag.

I’m afraid that today’s poll will be of no use to you Monty Python haters out there. Better luck next week. But for those of you who adore Monty Python and The Holy Grail . . .

If your favorite quote is not here, feel free to sound off in the comments. The hardest part of this poll was trying to focus on one line, rather than copy and pasting huge chunks of dialogue.

As always, poll is up for one week. Results will be posted sometime on 12/16.

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16 Responses to Coconuts! Flesh Wounds! Knights Who Say NI!

  1. Claire says:

    Best poll ever!

  2. Becki says:

    I tried voting for “It’s just a fleshwound!” but I think I may have clicked the one below it by accident. D= Granted that’s a good quote too, but still.

    One of my other favorite quotes by the way is something along the lines of “And then the animator had a sudden heart attack and died”. Also, the killer rabbit (can’t remember any specific quotes from that scene but the scene itself is great).

  3. You failed at pinpointing my favorite quotes — though I agree, there are SOOO many. And one of them isn’t real, so in all fairness, you were right not to point it out.

    I really would have had to go with “You must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest… WITH… this HERRING!”

    Especially since the one my friends and I in high school quoted the most turns out to be an amalgam that we invented: “But it’s not a normal rabbit: it’s got FANGS!” never actually is said, sadly. This was seriously shocking to me when I went back and watched it again years later, after having probably said that thousands of times.

    Life is complex and filled with problems.

    • The herring quote was one of the last to be chopped off the short list. (Short list. Bah. My short lists are never very short.) I will admit, however, that I never considered your imaginary quote.

      I know I’ve had that problem with movies, though. There was this quote in Overboard I misheard for years. And, of course, the, “Luke, I am your father” line in Star Wars. That was mildly disheartening when I realized that line was a misquote.

  4. Patrick says:

    The one about Robin’s minstrels – as much as I love all the others – for the “yaaay” at the end of it.

  5. Emeraldus says:

    Hey, where’s the “Death awaits you with nasty pointed teeth”? My personal favorite quote.

    • Fatpie42 says:

      Ooooh that’s one of my favourites too! 🙂

      Also:
      “All who approach the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ‘ere the other side he see.”
      “Ask me the questions mr bridgekeeper, I am not afraid.”
      “What is your name?… What is your quest?…. What…. is your favourite colour?”
      “Blue. No… Aaaaagh!”

    • Dammit! I knew I’d forget some good ones.

  6. Captain says:

    “I feel happy!” is my favorite, but i voted for ‘This is supposed to be a happy occasion!” because it stands without explanation. I think a lot of these, even though they’re all very funny, tend to be repeated so often that I just don’t want to hear them again.

    • I almost didn’t put “I feel happy” on there for that same reason, but I just loved that part so much. I couldn’t not have it. Plus, it seemed wrong not to have ” . . . I got better” on the list as well, and out of context, that quote didn’t make much sense, either.

      That’s kind of how I feel about “It’s just a flesh wound.” I mean, I like the quote. I’ve quoted that line. But compared to some of the others, it just seems a little overused.

  7. Fatpie42 says:

    I’ve chosen the first one because that same guy says the line: “Help, help, I’m being oppressed! See the violence inherent in the system!”

    • I like that line, too. That and “Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not some farcical aquatic ceremony!” I only wanted to pick one line per scene, though, since there are so many good ones.

  8. Kirsten says:

    I’m very fond of using “Help, help, I’m being oppressed!” and “I feel happy! I feel happy!” (especially when I’m rather ill).

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