Monty Python And The Holy Grail

Dr. Amy Dressel


Dr. Scott Gende


Not-Quite-A-Dr. Terrance Schwarz


Prof. Ben Collman


Chris Mertl

Monty Python and the Holy Grail— Call me Tim: Those wise in the ways of science

A compendium of corpulent craniums discuss the science in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, including the sustainability of life after repeated flesh wounds; the ontogeny of frugivores laden with tropical nuts; druidic buoyancy and other water-type situations; proper types and uses of shrubbery; and the necessary torque, velocity, and pitch required for proper bovine projection against thine enemies.

Film Synopsis

King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

With his sidekick Patsy (Terry Gilliam) and a dependable pair of coconuts, King Arthur (Graham Chapman) gathers together some of England’s finest (or least most available) knights to join him on a God-given quest to find the Holy Grail, including brave Sir Robin (Eric Idle), chaste Sir Galahad (Michael Palin), heroic Sir Lancelot (John Cleese), and good Sir Bedevere (Terry Jones). Whether banded together or left to wander alone, they brave killer rabbits, Bridges of Death, Knights who say “Ni!,” and, most dauntingly of all, the French.