0016: "Monty Python - Enough"

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0016: "Monty Python - Enough"

Postby no-genius » Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:50 am UTC

Promote surreal humour

I actually did this in a workshop a few weeks ago. Cos there was only one other person who reads xkcd in the room (and he didnt remember the comic that well), it was a bit more surreal than I hoped for. Yeah, I used the same story, but I think it was cos someone did the 'We are the knights who say ni' thing. Or it might have been me, and then I corrected myself by being (almost) genuinely surreal. Well, I don't really remember it that well.
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0016: "Monty Python - Enough"

Postby __Kit » Thu May 10, 2007 8:18 am UTC

I dont understand the knights who say ni comic, - c16 - can someone elaborate

EDIT: or royal rainbow

OR: a lot of the others :(

ps couldnt find knights in search

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Re: Knights who say ni

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Thu May 10, 2007 11:28 am UTC

__Kit wrote:I dont understand the knights who say ni comic, - c16 - can someone elaborate


There are a lot of people who recite lines and quotes from "Monty Python" sketches. "The Knights Who Say 'Ni'" is one of the most famous sketches from the movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." The movie was a bit of a parody of the King Arthur story where he went in search of the Holy Grail.

View clippage here.

Other quotes from Monty Python's Flying Circus, plus their movies, can be found here, here, and here.

Since they were first aired on American TV back in the 70s, their skits have been quoted, misquoted, and referenced by millions of geeks and nerds everywhere.

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Postby The LuigiManiac » Thu May 10, 2007 1:15 pm UTC

I LIKE MUFFINS!

(What? You said it was time for something completely different...)
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Postby hermaj » Thu May 10, 2007 1:20 pm UTC

You should at least have found this. Searching for the actual name of the comic would have been helpful there.

http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?t= ... nty+python

I'm going to leave this open, provided Kit, next time you post in here you need to follow the format set out in the rules. I mean, there's even an announcement with the title telling you what you need to do, you did not even have to read it to know. Because you're new I'll fix things up for you and let it slide for this one. But guys, come on. Link to the comic in question; thread titles are "Name of Comic" Discussion. It's not hard.

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Postby Vaniver » Thu May 10, 2007 2:26 pm UTC

Which mod misspelled "sould"? Spelling fix;
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Postby The LuigiManiac » Thu May 10, 2007 2:28 pm UTC

Vaniver wrote:Which mod misspelled "sould"? Spelling fix;


RealGrouchy?

It was me actually. Here's a clue: I'm not a mod.

So, it was you SpitValve. Wait, it couldn't have been you. You aren't a mod... *head IMplodes*
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Postby Belial » Thu May 10, 2007 2:28 pm UTC

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Postby __Kit » Fri May 11, 2007 4:23 am UTC

I understand the monty python bit, but when he goes into that talk about his freind, i don't understand (sorry for incorect post format *turns on sound of one hand clapping*)

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Postby The LuigiManiac » Fri May 11, 2007 4:29 am UTC

I actually had a hard time understanding that bit as well. I think it is just to promote the surrealness of the situation, in order to properly honor Python. That is just my guess though.
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Postby frozendevil » Fri May 11, 2007 4:32 am UTC

__Kit wrote:I understand the monty python bit, but when he goes into that talk about his freind, i don't understand (sorry for incorect post format *turns on sound of one hand clapping*)


The 2nd panel explains what he's doing. The character in the comic starts off with the standard "knights who say ni" thing, but goes off on a wild, somewhat shocking non sequitur—the implication is that he's performing the same kind of comedy Monty Python would have if "The knight who say ni" had predated them (as opposed to simply repeating "the knights who say ni" like everyone else does these days).

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Postby Belial » Sat May 12, 2007 6:00 am UTC

Exactly. In other words, repeating monty python's routines like you were reading from a script is not doing any kind of tribute to the kind of spontaneous, fucking-with-your-expectations comedy that Monty Python themselves were known for.

So using one of their most quoted routines as a setup for a sudden departure into something you never expected is *perfect.*
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Postby EpShot » Sat May 12, 2007 7:59 am UTC

sorry, couldn't resist the irony. xD

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Postby Hammer » Sat May 12, 2007 12:51 pm UTC

Did any of you see the wonderful interview they got together and did a few years ago? It was very funny and engaging.

They were telling stories like about how the German government hired them to teach the German government how to be funny.
When they got off the plane, the Germans took them to Dachau. *blink*
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I'm not sure "unexpected" really covers the feeling of listening to those guys when they get going.
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Postby Lester :P » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:37 am UTC

I was at a barbeque when some people began belting out monty pythong, I was *so* about to burst into the shpeal, but then I realised food hadn't been served yet...
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Postby hyperion » Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:43 pm UTC

Good one Lester, I thought no-g had come back again.
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Postby Trella » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:47 pm UTC

http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/threa ... 1671&sid=1

Post #15.

I squealed when I saw the link. I squealed again when I saw this thread.

Clearly it was fate.

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Postby Devilsaur » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:34 pm UTC

I can relate to the alt text so much.


... Though I am guilty of spouting arrested development quotes to people who've also watched it. But only when it'd make sense in context!

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Postby Lester :P » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:49 am UTC

HYPERiON wrote:Good one Lester, I thought no-g had come back again.


Sorry to dissapoint, and perhaps I disobeyed Randy's plea to promote cereal humour, but I was hungry and I didn't want to miss out on any of the bondage.

Cereal humour? What, like inserting "Snap! Crackle! Pop!" in random locations?
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Postby EvanED » Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:34 am UTC

As an formerly-future-ex-co-president (hmmm... that would be good as an official title) of the Penn State Monty Python Society, I feel I have done my part.

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Postby Lester :P » Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:36 am UTC

Lester :P wrote:
HYPERiON wrote:Good one Lester, I thought no-g had come back again.


Sorry to dissapoint, and perhaps I disobeyed Randy's plea to promote cereal humour, but I was hungry and I didn't want to miss out on any of the bondage.

Cereal humour? What, like inserting "Snap! Crackle! Pop!" in random locations?


Twas on purpose, part homage to Cereal Killer from Hackers, part reflex.


Although, those frosted mini-wheats are hilarious!
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Postby Sprocket » Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:51 pm UTC

This one was a lil off. Early in his career, his understanding of humor is clearly not solid.
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Postby bbctol » Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:00 pm UTC

Nah, I liked it. Surreal humor for the win. And I promote it wherever I go. Here's a tip, people: If someone ask you the time, don't turn around, just say loudly "PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE; ALL ARE ONE IN YOG-SOTHOTH!"

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Postby Sprocket » Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:25 pm UTC

bbctol wrote:Nah, I liked it. Surreal humor for the win. And I promote it wherever I go. Here's a tip, people: If someone ask you the time, don't turn around, just say loudly "PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE; ALL ARE ONE IN YOG-SOTHOTH!"


I think a surreal sense of humor is good, I think that Monty Python is more absurdist than surreal, I love them as well, I just don't think the comic was well architechted.
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Postby Lester :P » Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:57 am UTC

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bbctol wrote:Nah, I liked it. Surreal humor for the win. And I promote it wherever I go. Here's a tip, people: If someone ask you the time, don't turn around, just say loudly "PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE; ALL ARE ONE IN YOG-SOTHOTH!"


I think a surreal sense of humor is good, I think that Monty Python is more absurdist than surreal, I love them as well, I just don't think the comic was well architechted.


The thought behind it was good, they did strive to be unpredictable.
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Postby bbctol » Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:04 am UTC

Resurrecting (haha- you'll see why that's funny later) this thread to share a story of a successful Monty Python spoof, of the parrot sketch, making it take place in confession.

"Hello, miss!"
"Who're you calling miss?"
"I'm sorry, you're wearing a frock. I have a complaint, about this one Messiah you sold me earlier."
"What's wrong with it?"
"I'll tell you what's wrong with it. It's dead, that's what's wrong with it!"
"No, no, it's risen!"
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Postby EvanED » Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:12 am UTC

Some friends and I (I had the main part) sang The Lumberjack Song at karaoke last night.

That was a blast.

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Postby superkat » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:02 am UTC

EvanED wrote:Some friends and I (I had the main part) sang The Lumberjack Song at karaoke last night.

That was a blast.


Sounds awesome! We did a Lumberjack Song sketch for school camp last year...and referred to our (extremely masculine) teacher as a woman in the process. Good times :D

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Postby no-genius » Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:14 pm UTC

HYPERiON wrote:Good one Lester, I thought no-g had come back again.


but wait....

edit: I used to sing 'every sperm is sacred' in RE
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