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Which is better: 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' or 'Monty Python's Life of Brian'

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I thought this thread would already exist but I couldn't find it, so if it's out there close this one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dunce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dunce:"><br><br><br><br>
Anyway, I thought we should try and put an end to this once and for all. If I can make a poll work, that is.<br><br>
Which is better - <i>Monty Python and the Holy Grail</i>, or <i>Monty Python's Life of Brian</i>. I know there are other cool Monty Python things, but this is of course the ultimate argument.
 

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I voted Holy Grail. Of course. Life of Brian is great, but it can't even <i>compare</i> to Holy Grail. Witches, killer bunnies and Knights who say 'Ni'? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/iloveyou.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lovesign:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"><br><br><br><br>
My dad tells me Life of Brian isn't as funny to me because I didn't grow up in a Catholic home, but I think that is simply an excuse. Life of Brian isn't as funny, period.
 

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Flying circus.
 

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<span style="color:#008000;">I voted <i>Holy Grail</i>, and agree that <i>Life of Brian</i> just isn't as funny. I would vote for <i>The Meaning of Life</i> had it been an option, because I think it's slightly funnier than <i>Holy Grail</i>.</span>
 

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I think <i>Holy Grail</i> is the funniest of the Python movies (<i>The Flying Circus</i> is just a whole different category). There's just so much ridiculous randomness in it, wrapped up in a classic story. Plus, I've pretty much memorized <i>Holy Grail</i> and I've only seen the other movies once.
 

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I voted Life Of Brian. Religious satire always wins it for me.<br><br><br><br>
Plus Holy Grail is too trendy. And over quoted.<br><br><br><br>
The Holy Grail is, of course, chock full of good bits but lacks cohesion.<br><br><br><br>
LoB is the closest Python ever came to a proper movie.<br><br><br><br>
Bonus points to LoB for nudity (if there are three things that make any movie better, it's nudity, zombies and ninjas).<br><br><br><br>
But of course I love them both.<br><br><br><br>
Cheers!<br><br>
TJ, I am NOT the messiah!
 

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Grail is good, but a bit too silly. And the ending sucks.<br><br><br><br>
LoB has a bit more thought put into it, and the satire is well done.
 

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I have only seen the Holy Grail. It was funny. So I voted for that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Life of Brian wins without a doubt. I was 14 the first time I saw it and I thought it was hysterical. It had a huge influence on me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>jeezycreezy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
(if there are three things that make any movie better, it's nudity, zombies and ninjas).<br><br><br></div>
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<br><br><br><span style="color:#008000;">I see we subscribe to the same school of movie appreciation. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
(Besides Star Wars, that is. )</span>
 

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i like both.<br><br><br><br>
but I love quoting the Grrrrrail.<br><br><br><br>
just today at the gym, we (the staff) dognapped the chiropractors dog (he has an office in the gym and brings his dog to work) and left a ransom note demanding a shrubbery. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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hmmm....... they are both different types of humor..... tough..... well, I quote the Holy Grail more often, so i'll go for that. But they are both funny as<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Life of Brian flows better, and is consistently funny, while Holy Grail, while having some hysterical moments, still lacks cohesion, as TJ pointed out. And I think I find myself quoting LoB more often too. So I voted for LoB.
 

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The Holy Grail IS the definative Monty Python movie.<br><br><br><br>
And I especially liked the fact that MEN were used as pack animals. LOL, LOL, LOL
 

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Although I love them both, I agree that Life of Brian is a bit more sophiticated in its humor. I also have a soft spot for it because it was the first rated R movie I ever saw in the theater (I was 10 years old at the time). The nudity was quite eye-opening for me!
 
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