Study Guide

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Scene 9

Scene 9

Scene 9

  • We've got a nice traveling montage with that victorious music which ends with the knights reaching another castle.
  • This one's controlled by a stereotypically rude Frenchman who insults Arthur and the knights about twenty times in one minute, including the classic line, "I fart in your general direction!"
  • When he throws a live cow at them over the castle walls, Arthur's had enough and orders a charge.
  • The charge doesn't work so well, especially when they're pelted with all sorts of animals and produce, so they retreat.
  • Luckily, the always clever Sir Bedevere is a man with a plan.

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