Monty Python’s Life of Brian
Scene 17: ‘He has given us… His shoe!’
FOLLOWERS: Oh! Oh! Ohh! Oh! Ah! Oh!
ARTHUR: He has given us a sign!
SHOE FOLLOWER: He has given us… His shoe!
ARTHUR: The shoe is the sign. Let us follow His example.
ARTHUR: Let us, like Him, hold up one shoe and let the other be upon our foot, for this is His sign, that all who follow Him shall do likewise.
SHOE FOLLOWER: No, no, no. The shoe is…
SHOE FOLLOWER: …a sign that we must gather shoes together in abundance.
GIRL: Cast off…
SPIKE: Aye. What?
GIRL: …the shoes! Follow the Gourd!
SHOE FOLLOWER: No! Let us gather shoes together!
SHOE FOLLOWER: Let me!
ELSIE: Oh, get off!
YOUTH: No, no! It is a sign that, like Him, we must think not of the things of the body, but of the face and head!
SHOE FOLLOWER: Give me your shoe!
YOUTH: Get off!
GIRL: Follow the Gourd! The Holy Gourd of Jerusalem!
FOLLOWER: The Gourd!
HARRY: Hold up the sandal, as He has commanded us!
ARTHUR: It is a shoe! It is a shoe!
HARRY: It’s a sandal!
ARTHUR: No, it isn’t!
GIRL: Cast it away!
ARTHUR: Put it on!
YOUTH: And clear off!
SHOE FOLLOWER: Take the shoes and follow Him!
GIRL: …all ye who call yourself Gourdenes!
SPIKE: Stop! Stop! Stop, I say! Stop! Let us– let us pray. Yea, He cometh to us, like the seed to the grain.