At my company, we have a “smile” team that comes up with some really fun, morale-boosting activities (and some goodies here and there). Right now we have a joke board set up and I’ve been getting a few laughs reading the entries. Since today was another “take one for the team kind of day,” I needed some humor to keep from sinking to the level of my tormentors. As I was looking through one of my favorite sites—LOLCATS—I saw this photo.

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It reminded me of one of my favorite scenes from Monty Python’s Holy Grail. The French taunting scene. Yes, it is a bit childish, and I fart in your general direction.

Now just for a moment while we are talking about how fun it is to imitate the French, I also saw this funny clip of Robin Williams. WARNING: this clip contains BAD language so if you are offended by that don’t watch it. If you’re at work—turn down the volume.

Of course once I started viewing the YouTube clips I saw some other videos and scenes from the movie and recalled my old college days in Santa Barbara where my friends and I would quote Monty Python over and over. Below are some of my favorites.

 The Black Plague, Bring Out Your Dead scene.
Cart driver: Bring out your dead!
Man holding an older man over his shoulder: Here’s nine pence.
Older man: I’m not dead. I’m getting better.
Cart driver: He says he’s not dead. I can’t take him like that, it’s against regulations.
Man holding older man: Can you hang around, he won’t be long.
Older man: I’m feeling better. I feel happy, I feel happy!

The witch trial scene.
Judge: How do you know she’s a witch?
Dumb citizen:  She looks like one.
Judge: Did you dress her up like this?
Dumb citizen: No. A bit. Just the nose. And the hat. She has got a wart. But she is a witch. Burn ‘er. 
Dumb citizen #2: She turned me into a newt!
Judge: A newt?
Dumb citizen #2:  I got better.

And finally, the annoying peasant scene.
King Arthur: I am your king.
Peasant: I didn’t vote for you.

Remember—blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves for we shall never cease to be amused! Smile—it’s good for you.