Monty Python & the Holy Grail
Scene 7 : ‘A blessing from the Lord!’
[clop clop clop]
GOD: Arthur! Arthur, King of the Britons! Oh, don’t grovel!
One thing I can’t stand, it’s people groveling.
GOD: And don’t apologize. Every time I try to talk to someone it’s ‘sorry this’ and ‘forgive me that’ and ‘I’m not worthy’.
What are you doing now?!
ARTHUR: I’m averting my eyes, O Lord.
GOD: Well, don’t. It’s like those miserable Psalms– they’re so depressing. Now, knock it off!
ARTHUR: Yes, Lord.
GOD: Right! Arthur, King of the Britons, your Knights of the Round Table shall have a task to make them an example in these dark times.
ARTHUR: Good idea, O Lord!
GOD: ‘Course it’s a good idea! Behold!
Arthur, this is the Holy Grail. Look well, Arthur, for it is your sacred task to seek this grail. That is your purpose, Arthur: the quest for the Holy Grail.
LAUNCELOT: A blessing! A blessing from the Lord!
GALAHAD: God be praised!