Monday, April 9, 2012

The Killer Bunny of Caerbannog. Run Away! Run Awaaaaay!

In Monty Python and the Holy Grail, King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table are led to the Cave of Caerbannog by Tim the Enchanter.  There they learn that  they must face down both the Rabbit and the Black Beast. 

The Cave of Caerbannog ("caer bannog" being Welsh for "turreted castle") is the home of the Legendary Black Beast of Aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh. 

King Arthur and his knights are led to the cave by Tim the Enchanter, and find that they must face down its guardian beast. 

Tim verbally paints a picture of a terrible monster with "nasty, big, pointy teeth!" so terrifying that Sir Robin soils his armour. When the guardian appears to be an innocuous white rabbit, surrounded by the bones of the fallen, Arthur and his knights no longer take it seriously. 

Ignoring Tim's warnings ("a vicious streak a mile wide!"), King Arthur orders Bors to chop its head off. Bors confidently approaches it, sword drawn, and is immediately decapitated by the rabbit biting clean through his neck, to the sound of a can opener. 

Despite their initial shock, Sir Robin soiling his armor (again), and Tim's loud scoffing, the knights attack in force, but are driven into flight as the rabbit leaps and attacks, killing  Gawain and Ector with ease.   The others scatter to screams of "Run away!  Run awaaaaaaaaaaay!"

Ultimately, the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch is used to kill the beast and allow the quest to continue.

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The YouTube clip right here.

Run away!  Run awaaaaaaaay!

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