Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Unspooled #305.0 April 6, 2022

Paul & Amy lead a quest through 1975’s Arthurian sendup Monty Python And The Holy Grail! They discuss how the non-hierarchical structure of Python informed their spoof of monarchy and authority of all kinds, praise the troupe for creating an epic on a small budget, and explore the history of Camelot in America. Plus: how is Monty Python connected to Owen and Luke Wilson?


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