Tuesday, February 8, 2011

In the words of an English peasant

This brilliant scene from one of my all-time favourite movies resonates with me more than usual this week, since Sunday is my birthday - my 37th. And I'm starting to notice the onset of age. I've spotted some gray hair. Carpe diem!

At least no-one has yet called me ...

King Arthur: Old woman.
Dennis: Man.
King Arthur: Man, sorry. What knight lives in that castle over there?
Dennis: I'm 37.
King Arthur: What?
Dennis: I'm 37. I'm not old.
King Arthur: Well I can't just call you "man".
Dennis: Well you could say "Dennis".
King Arthur: I didn't know you were called Dennis.
Dennis: Well you didn't bother to find out did you?
King Arthur: I did say sorry about the "old woman", but from behind you looked...
Dennis: What I object to is you automatically treat me like an inferior.
King Arthur: Well I am king.
Dennis: Oh, king eh? Very nice. And how'd you get that, eh? By exploiting the workers. By hanging on to outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic and social differences in our society.

Go watch the whole thing. And laugh your guts out. Or go see Spamalot, because it's nearly as awesome.

1 comment:

DrChako said...

I loved Spamalot. Saw it in Vegas with John O'Hurley. It was taken pretty much verbatim from most of my favorite Monte Python stuff and, just like when I watch the movies, I was laughing before they even finished the joke. Sometimes before they even started the joke.

I remember thinking the same thing when I turned 37. Now that I'm well into my 40s, I have to find another movie where 40 is the new 30.