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Monty Python Black Knight

Updated on October 6, 2014

Monty Python fans......you won't have a leg to stand on without at least one Black Knight t-shirt, bobblehead, backpack or pair of especially gory fuzzy slippers! They are the perfect accessories to your "It's only a flesh wound" tattoo.

The idea for the Black Knight actually predates the Holy Grail movie, from a story told to John Cleese during his school days about Roman wrestlers, that according to an interview from the DVD of the movie. Cleese said the scene would seem heartless and sadistic if not for the fact that the Black Knight shows no pain and keeps on trying to fight, no matter how many limbs he looses, and in fact, gets more beligerent as the fight goes on. The last simple line of dialog by King Arthur in the fight scene is, appropriately, "You're a looney"

Toy Vault Black Knight Plush Toy

Toy Vault Black Knight Plush Toy
Toy Vault Black Knight Plush Toy

Toy Vault Black Knight Plush Toy

This poor fellow needs a hand or is it a leg? It's time to have fun with dismemberment, From Monty Python's The Quest for the Holy Grail, comes this 14" Black Knight Plush. He features amusing details from the very special universe of Monty Python, including Velcro-assisted memberment and dismemberment. In the process of defending his territory, your knight may occasionally part with one or all of his limbs. Don't panic, this is a natural defense mechanism on the part of the knight, and rarely fatal. This guy is one sure way to get a leg up on your friends.

The Black Knight in Action...

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Arthur and Patsy talking with the Black KnightBlack Knight minus an armBlack Knight minus two armsBlack Knight kicking ArthurBlack Knight minus a legBlack Knight minus everything
Arthur and Patsy talking with the Black Knight
Arthur and Patsy talking with the Black Knight
Black Knight minus an arm
Black Knight minus an arm
Black Knight minus two arms
Black Knight minus two arms
Black Knight kicking Arthur
Black Knight kicking Arthur
Black Knight minus a leg
Black Knight minus a leg
Black Knight minus everything
Black Knight minus everything

Monty Python and the Holy Grail


Could this be the funniest movie ever made? By any rational measure of comedy, this medieval romp from the Monty Python troupe certainly belongs on the short list of candidates. According to Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide, it's "recommended for fans only," but we say hogwash to that--you could be a complete newcomer to the Python phenomenon and still find this send-up of the Arthurian legend to be wet-your-pants hilarious.

It's basically a series of sketches woven together as King Arthur's quest for the Holy Grail, with Graham Chapman as the King, Terry Gilliam as his simpleton sidekick Patsy, and the rest of the Python gang filling out a variety of outrageous roles.

The comedy highlights are too numerous to mention, but once you've seen Arthur's outrageously bloody encounter with the ominous Black Knight (John Cleese), you'll know that nothing's sacred in the Python school of comedy. From holy hand grenades to killer bunnies to the absurdity of the three-headed knights who say "Ni--!," this is the kind of movie that will strike you as fantastically funny or just plain silly, but why stop there? It's all over the map, and the pace lags a bit here and there, but for every throwaway gag the Pythons have invented, there's a bit of subtle business or grand-scale insanity that's utterly inspired. The sum of this madness is a movie that's beloved by anyone with a pulse and an irreverent sense of humor. If this movie doesn't make you laugh, you're almost certainly dead.

Python-opoly Board Game

Toy Vault Python-opoly Board Game
Toy Vault Python-opoly Board Game

Be the coolest geek on the block with your very own Python-opoly game!

 

lack Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail

lack Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail
lack Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail (John Cleese) [Toy] [Toy]

This 12 inch highly articulated figure has detachable limbs and comes with a two-handed sword.

This was a limited edition production item and these figures are no longer being produced.

Monty Python - Flesh Wound T-Shirt

Liquid Blue Men's Monty Python Flesh Wound T-Shirt, Black, Medium
Liquid Blue Men's Monty Python Flesh Wound T-Shirt, Black, Medium

Typical man really. I bet he didn't go to the doctor either.

 

Monty Python Toy Black Knight Mini Plush


This is a miniature version of the Black Knight plush from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Stands approximately 7 inches tall!

Monty Python Toy Vault Black Knight Plush Helmet


A symbol of darkness rivaling the iniquity of the Knight Of Ni Hat, the Black Knight Plush Helmet is a wearable helmet. Iron-black and bolt-studded, blunt-oblong, the helmet features a broad visor slot---a feature offering the type of peripheral range as to hopefully avoid dismembered appendages. This grim helmet was once worn by the terrible Black Knight, a former adversary of noble King Arthur!

Arthur arrives just in time to watch the Black Knight defeat the Green Knight. Stirred by the Black Knight's lethal prowess, Arthur invites the Black Knight to join the Knights of the Round Table. Contemptuously, the Black Knight disregards the offer, and then reacts offensively when Arthur attempts to cross the bridge. Reluctantly, Arthur is drawn into a duel with the Black Knight. The Black Knight remains undeterred even when Arthur begins to dismember him. All part of the plan. Believing the duel to be over, Arthur reverses his broadsword and kneels reverently---only to be kicked in the head by his disdainful adversary. Secure in the knowledge that he has now drawn his opponent within striking distance, the Black Knight continues the fight, sensing the completion of his cunning strategy as Arthur chops away his one remaining leg.

It's Just a Flesh Wound!

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Black Knight Magnet

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Black Knight Magnet by Toy Vault
Monty Python and the Holy Grail Black Knight Magnet by Toy Vault

Does your fridge or file cabinet need a little style & grace? Well get this groovy magnet anyway!

 

Monty Python Black Knight Security Service Tin Sign


Keep out all those pesky, grail-seeking British Kings by employing Black Knight Security Services! None Shall Pass! Sign is made of sturdy tin and measures approximately 12" x 16"

Monty Python Toy Vault Black Knight Backpack


This long awaited portable Black Knight will fiercely defend you at all costs from your enemies! Neither loss of limb nor heavy books, smelly gym clothes or bad report cards will deter him from his mission. He's even been known to bite a few legs off here and there!

Factory Entertainment Monty Python Black Knight Deluxe Premium Motion Statue

Factory Entertainment Monty Python Black Knight Deluxe Premium Motion Statue (Talking with Detachable Arms)
Factory Entertainment Monty Python Black Knight Deluxe Premium Motion Statue (Talking with Detachable Arms)

Oh yea...this guy has detachable arms & talks! The perfect gift for any Python fan the Black Knight is a wonderful warning of when to give up.

 

Black Knight

Tis but a scratch; I've had worse...

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      Bambi Watson 

      8 years ago

      Love the slippers!

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