It was a well-fought battle, and your voices have been heard! Movie Fanatic is happy to announce that the winner of the very first Tournament of Movie Fanatic is Monty Python and the Holy Grail!
The hilarious tour de force from British sketch team Monty Python had a tough road to the championship, but it competed with aplomb. In the first round, it handily defeated Wet Hot American Summer. Next, it battled Swingers, garnering an endorsement from the writer and star of Swingers himself, Jon Favreau!
In the Final Four, The Holy Grail was pitted against the #1 seed and early favorite to win it all, The Big Lebowski, and The Holy Grail endured. Finally, the film reached the finals, going head-to-head against a film that some of said offers the most laughs-per-minute of any film in history: Airplane! Could it win, and take home the title of best comedy of all time? You the fans answered with a resounding "yes!" as Monty Python and the Holy Grail trounced Airplane 78.4% to 21.6%!
Take a look at the final bracket, then scroll down to read through some of our favorite Monty Python and the Holy Grail quotes! And thank you for being a part of the very first Tournament of Movie Fanatic!
Knight 1: We are the Knights who say... Ni! | permalink
Sir Bedevere: What makes you think she's a witch?
Peasant 3: Well, she turned me into a newt!
Sir Bedevere: A newt?
Peasant 3: ...I got better. | permalink
King Arthur: Look, you stupid Bastard. You've got no arms left.
Black Knight: Yes I have.
King Arthur: Look!
Black Knight: It's just a flesh wound. | permalink
French Soldier: I don't want to talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper. I fart in your gender direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries. | permalink