Monty Python & the Holy Grail
Scene 11 Narrative : ‘Meanwhile, King Arthur and Sir Bedevere…’
Sir Launcelot had saved Sir Galahad from almost certain temptation, but they were still no nearer the Grail. Meanwhile, King Arthur and Sir Bedevere, not more than a swallow’s flight away, had discovered something. Oh, that’s an unladen swallow’s flight, obviously. I mean, they were more than two laden swallows’ flights away– four, really, if they had a coconut on a line between them. I mean, if the birds were walking and dragging–
CROWD: Get on with it!
NARRATOR: Oh, anyway. On to scene twenty-four, which is a smashing scene with some lovely acting, in which Arthur discovers a vital clue, and in which there aren’t any swallows, although I think you can hear a starling– oooh!