The Movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
What Is It?: God sends King Arthur on an epic quest for Jesus’s favorite cup. The king is menaced by a most persistent Black Knight, a very nasty bunny, some rather demanding knights who say (cover your ears) “ni,” a taunting French castle guard, and the cops. Watching this movie is like having hilarity smack you in the face with a herring for 90 minutes.
Why Today?: On this day in 1943, Eric Idle is born.