We are the nights that say Ni! Ni! Ni! Yes, we all remember the amazing antics of the troupe, Monty Pythons. From the earlier days of And Now for Something Completely Different to The Meaning of Life, the ensuing hilarity that follows any one who watches any of their films is guaranteed. So let’s take a look as some of the lesser known facts about The Holy Grail.
The Name “Monty Python” Doesn’t Mean Anything.
The troupe of Graham Chapman John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin honestly admitted that the name could just as easily have been “Bumwacket, Buzzard, Stubble and Boot”, it didn’t matter. The only reason Monty Python stuck was because BBC has already printed their programming schedules with the name on them. Cleese suggested, before they printed, something slithery such as a “Python” then Idle came up with Monty, referring to a stereotypical British drunk.
The Opening Credits Were Meant To Spoof Ingmar Bergman’s Films.
A common theme in this hilarious film is a scarcity of production money. The opening sequence with simple white text, haunting music and Swedish subtitles was just another joke gears toward the fancy foreign films they all loved.