Monty Python and the Holy Grail vs. Monty Python’s Life of Brian (w/ Graham Skipper)

The Canon #135 January 1, 2018

This week, filmmaker Graham Skipper joins Amy to pit Monty Python’s two greatest comedies against one another: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” vs. “Monty Python’s Life of Brian.” Graham details a brief history of the sketch group before they get into “Holy Grail,” nothing its hilarious teardown of the Arthur legend and how it frames its own subversions within the movie. Then, they tackle “Life of Brian,” discussing its relevant social politics and how it nails religious satire. Finally, they make their closing arguments as to whether “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” or “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” should enter The Canon. Which Monty Python film wins out? Cast your vote on the Earwolf forums now!

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