Even though the Monty Python story ended in the ’80s, the British comedy troupe is still considered one of the best humor acts to ever grace our TVs or stages. It’s no wonder they have so many fans, even among those who weren’t even born when the Pythons were performing.
Insults about hamsters, funny accents and walks, a king and a messiah, the Spanish Inquisition and dead parrots are just a few of the ingredients of the Python recipe for success. And, naturally, when something is so good, people will want to show their appreciation.
If you’ve got a friend who’s a fan of the Brits (plus American), you can surprise them for Christmas with a jumbo pack of Python stuff. Since s/he probably owns every conceivable DVD and maybe some old VHS too, you’ll need to be creative…
But we’re here to help.
Introducing the best Monty Python Christmas presents…
First off: everyone needs clothes, and these are two of the coolest Python t-shirts you can get online.
The rabbit on the Killer Bunny t-shirt might look cute, but the red stuff is blood, and any Python fan can recognize the infamous line from the Beast of Caerbannog scene. This gets extra points because the design is actually cool by itself, not only because it relates to The Holy Grail.
On the other hand, The Knights Who Formerly Said Ni t-shirt is one for the fans who aren’t afraid to show their love for silly jokes. “Ecky ecky ecky ecky pakang zoom boing” indeed. And no, if you haven’t watched the movie you won’t get it.
Next up, toys. Because we’re all kids at heart…
The birthday boy/girl’s inner child will love the Cow Catapult. The “fechez la vache” scene in The Holy Grail is one of the best, and the toy catapult comes with assorted animals perfect for launching a cubicle war. Outrageous fake French accent required.
But you cant have war all the time. For times of peace, get the Black Knight Plush, a harmless type of toy – especially since it comes with removable limbs. Just a flesh wound, of course.
And finally, everyone needs to have some fun.
Yeah, yeh, card games aren’t that entertaining, but the Monty Python Fluxx Game is just as absurd as the troupe’s humor and will provide a lot of laughs and a new view on those “boring” games. How could you not love something with rules as silly as “If you speak with an outrageous fake accent… you may play 1 extra card”?
There you have it, 5 gifts to make one big one. But don’t worry: even if you can’t afford getting so many things, you can limit yourself to one or two. Each of them costs less than $30. Who said that you have to spend hundreds of dollars to show you care?