Monday, May 3, 2004

Monty Python..

The other day my children were being sneeky and absconded with my copy of "Monty Pythol and the Holy Grail" and proceeded to view it. Were it not for only a few objectionable scenes, this would not have bothered me and I would have probably allowed them to see it. The only way I knew that they had seen it was when they began quoting some of the funniest portions of the movie. When my son was being scolded for a completely unrelated matter and he started spouting "Help! Help! I'm being repressed!" I couldn't keep a straight face. What is fascinating is that they found funny all the same crazy scenes that most adults (at least those that appreciate Monty Python humor) find funny. I suppose my sense of humor has certainly started to rub off on them, as it is a little off-kilter. I remember watching the movie when I was about their age (which is 13, 12, 11, 11), and a lot of it simply went over my head. Sure, I got a lot of the sight-gags, but the subtlties were lost on me. I'm quite impressed at their insight and overall sense of humor.

Oh, and yes, they've been banned from watching it again until I feel they are old enough... or I can transfer the video to my computer and edit out those few scenes and transfer it back to a DVD.