Top 10 Monty Python Sketches/Scenes

There are so many priceless ones. But which one is the funniest?

The Top Ten

1 Ministry of Silly Walks

Both this skit and "The art of not being seen" are the funniest in my opinion. - michaelhughes

2 Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Witch Accusation Scene

Witches burn. Wood burns. Witches are wood. Wood floats. A duck floats. Therefore, if you weigh the same as a duck, you are made of wood, meaning therefore, you are a witch. - errrr

3 Dead Parrot Sketch

He's not pining. He has passed on. This parrot is no more. It has ceased to be. It's expired to meet it's maker. This is a late parrot. It's a stiff. Beret of life. It rests in peace. If you didn't nail him to the perch, he'd be pushing up daisies. He's off the twig. He's kicked the bucket. He shuffled off the mortal coil. Ran down the curtain and joined the bleeding choir invisible. THIS is an Ex-Parrot!

He's pining for the Fords!

PINING FOR THE FORDS! WHAT KIND OF TALK IS THAT?!

Easily the best. - dudesterravensfan

This parrot is dead! No it sleeps! - zombiekiller

I love the "This is an Ex-Parrot" rant

4 The Knights of Nee

After watching this movie, I kept saying "Ni", it's like a disease, not really. This entire film was a comedy classic, but this was my favourite part. "YOU WILL FIND US ANOTHER SHRUBBERY! But don't make it too high, so we can have the two at different levels, and a nice little path down the middle. And after you find the shrubery, you will cut down the tallest tree in the forest, with a herring. " You've gotta love this!

Classic hilarious scene in the Holy Grail.

"You must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest with... a herring! "
"We will do no such thing! "
"Aww, please? "

5 Monty Python and the Holy Grail: The French Taunter

"I fart in you general direction. Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries"!

Iwatch this 2 days ago every time I laugh like dumb and dumber allover again no no I don't want to talk to you no more you empty headed animale food thought wiper ill fart in your genral derction your mother was a hamster and father smelt of elder berrys - jakejlp

6 Self Defence Against Fresh Fruit

what if he has a bunch? SHUT UP!
wat if he has a pointed stick
SHUT UP! - djperth

DON'T COME CRYING TO ME! D:< - MontyPython

7 Monty Python and the Holy Grail: The Bridge Scene

This should be Grumpy Old Troll's bridge. It was quite sad to see that you take a wrong answer and that invisible thing that came from the bridge will take you to the gorge.

"What is the air velocity of a swallow? "
"European or African? "
"I don't know THAT! " AHHH! " - aarond9010

"what is your favorite color?! "
"blue!... No, red- Augghh! "
Genius!

8 Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Killer Rabbit

"It's a killer rabbit! Run away! Run away!" Ooooohhhhh Yeah!

"Oh its just a harmless 'lil bunny! " - aarond9010

it killed almost all of them - Flyingcobra

JESUS CHRIST!

9 The Black Knight

What are you going to do bleed on me. ha classic

10 The Argument Clinic

Philosophy turned on its side and spanked. Just enough physical comedy to set you up for the brainy side. Always the best stuff they did. Always love the Cockney criminal explaining how his boss use "sarcasm" on him. His look of humiliation and fear are hilarious stuff as he paints his boss as horrific. - mgenet

The Contenders

11 Spam

"Lady: Look, can I have the egg, bacon, spam, sausage, WITHOUT the spam?
Waitress: EUEEGHHH!
Lady:... What do you mean "Euegh"?! I don't like spam!
Vikings (Singing): SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAMMITY SPAAMMM! SPAMMITY SPAM SPAM!
*Image of Viking boat sailing pops up while Vikings keep singing*
Waitress: *Shouts at Vikings still singing spam while banging a wooden spoon against a pot* SHUT UP! SHUT UPPP! SHUT UP! SHUT UPP!
Vikings: *Silence*
Waitress (To lady): You can't have eggs, bacon, spam, and sausage without the spam!
Lady: Why not?!
Waitress: Because it wouldn't eggs, bacon, spam, and sausage!
Lady: I DON'T LIKE SPAM! "
My favorite part, I couldn't stop laughing. - TheShawshankRedemptionfan321

SPAMMING SpongeBob TO THE CLINIC WHILE CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND MY CREDIT CARD ISSUERS ARE CRAZY! - MusicalPony

12 Bed Shop
13 Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
14 Spanish Inquisition

I didn't EXPECT this one to be so far down the list. Come on, it should be in the top ten.

It's always hard to choose a favourite sketch when it comes to Monty Python, who seem to ooze brilliance into everything they make. But, when it comes down to it, the Spanish inqusition had me laughing for weeks!

My oh my its far down the list

15 Deadliest Joke

This is so funny, I also really like the Knights Who Say Ni and Upper Class Twit of The Year. The comedy in this makes me laugh every time I watch it. The refilmed version in "And now for Something Completely Different" is somehow even better!

16 The Upper-Class Twit of the Year

Simon has just run himself over! Freakin sweet. Should be on top. A pure Monty Python classic

My personal favorite part is the difficult wall of matchboxes. - Knucklewood

Funniest thing I've ever seen and I love the skits and movies

The best sketch ever! Top 1...least.

17 The Meaning of Life: Mr Creosote vomiting

Better.. better get a bucket.

Then at the end it starts a vomit chain reaction...

HOW IS THIS NOT NUMBER 1?

18 How Not to Be Seen

Though I have not watched the original one, I think the "And Now For Something Completely Different" is amazingly hilarious!

They list a long piece of places he can be hiding and them reveal they knew where he was all along

19 Life of Brian: Brian meets the P.F.J. at the forum

LORETTA: It's every man's right to have babies if he wants them.

20 Stoning (Life of Brian)
21 The Meaning of Life: 'Every Sperm is Sacred'

Still sing along to this song whenever I watch The Meaning Of Life

It's almost just a song?

22 Nudge nudge

A nod's as goos as a wink to a blind bat!

23 Cheese Shop
24 Biggus Dickus
25 Philosopher Soccer Game

And Marx claiming it was offside

26 The Lumberjack Song

I'm a lumberjack, and I'm OK. I sleep all night, I work all day.

27 The Dirty Fork (Restaurant Sketch)
28 Four Yorkshiremen
29 What Have The Romans Ever Done For Us!

Okay besides the aqua ducts, the sanitation, the roads, the. . .

30 Fish Slapping Dance

ONLY 41?

31 Silly Job Interview
32 Sex Ed
33 The North Minehead Bye-Election

"You wouldn't have had much fun in Stalingrad, would you? "

34 Confuse-A-Cat
35 The Meaning of Life: Sex Scene
36 French introducing The Flying Sheep

My favorite Monty Python sketch for following reasons:
-they make fun of the French language
-John and Michael alone in a sketch, which reminds of the Parrot sketch and therefor is a legendary sketch anyways
-I love sheep
-you can see how Michael Palin almost loses it when he puts the moustache on John's face, which is really cute

37 Olympic Hide And Seek
38 A Book at Bedtime

I could listen to the Pythons mispronounce words and stutter through a bedtime story all day long. Great sketch!

39 Salad Days
40 Man turns into a Scotsman
41 The Bishop
42 Scott of the Antarctic

The opening sketch of the episode and my favourite sketch. I love the lion fight, it always makes me hysterical and generally the whole sketch was a perfect parody of Hollywood dramas with the added bonus of poor special effects because that's just funny.

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