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More signs of aging

Guess I'm feeling my age these days, but it was a bit of shock to read that Monty Python and the Holy Grail turns 40 this year. I'm not sure when exactly I saw it, but I remember it was at the Lancaster Mall in Salem, Oregon and that my sister drove me and my friend Don "the Glove" Palmer to the theater. We didn't sit with her, because, I guess, we were weird teenage boys. For weeks (probably months) afterward, we would walk through the halls of our high school chanting in fake Latin and hitting ourselves in the forehead with our textbooks. It's curious, in retrospect, that my sister was around to give us a ride, and it may indicate that we saw it during the summer. Don and I (and our friend Reid) already knew Monty Python from the TV show and maybe the albums.

File770.com has a trailer for "a brand new sing-a-long version of the movie will be shown in 500 UK theaters on October 14."

And in case you're wondering, I turn 55 this year myself, so I would have been 14 or 15 at the time.


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Sep. 16th, 2015 02:42 pm (UTC)
I was 18 and went with a group of high-school friends. I'd seen the Flying Circus but otherwise knew nothing of what to expect: I'd seen no reviews, no spoilers, nothing. All those now-classic jokes were entirely new to me. I was transported with delight. I remember particularly that when the Bridgekeeper was cast into the Gorge of Eternal Peril for not being able to answer Arthur's question about the swallows, we all spontaneously stood up and applauded.
Sep. 16th, 2015 02:47 pm (UTC)
I remember my sister saying that she thought we were funnier than the movie, because we were laughing our heads off the whole time.
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