Knights of the Round Table (Monty Python song)
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"Knights of the Round Table" is a song from the comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The song's lyrics were written by Graham Chapman and John Cleese, with music by Neil Innes. Sung by the jolly (and rather silly) Knights of Camelot, the song describes their hobbies and other un-knightly activities, such as impersonating Clark Gable, attending the opera, placing sequins on vests and pushing the "pram a lot".
In the film 
After King Arthur rounds up all of his knights, the group reaches the fabled castle of Camelot, which Arthur's companion Patsy quite rightly describes as "only a model". As Arthur and his knights ride toward the castle, we see a spectacular song and dance number in which several knights (played by the entire Monty Python group and a few locals of the filming location) dance and sing about their fantastic lives as "Knights of the Round Table." The cheery number includes knights dancing on tables, kicking over fruit, banging people on the head, a prisoner in the dungeon attempting to clap along despite being chained in manacles to a wall, and stepping on a cat (cat abuse is a recurring theme in the film). After the song ends, Arthur remarks, "No, on second thought, let's not go to Camelot. 'Tis a silly place."
The sequence, like most of the castle scenes in the film, was shot at Doune Castle. The Pythons only had one day to shoot the entire musical number.
In other forms 
Featured as a supplementary feature on the Monty Python and The Holy Grail special edition DVD, a version of the entire sequence is performed by Lego block figures. The short follows the sequence perfectly, only changing two things; instead of stepping on the cat, a knight beats a parrot against a table, though the cat sound effect from the film remains. This is a reference to the "Dead Parrot" sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus. Another is the hanging man is replaced by a clapping skeleton. The sequence was animated by Spite Your Face Productions.
Monty Python's Spamalot 
The Broadway production of Spamalot features a rendition of the song in its first act. The song is redone as a pastiche of a glitzy Las Vegas-show number. The title of the show is taken from a lyric in the song about how the knights "eat ham and jam and Spam a lot." However, the connection between Monty Python and Spam is solidified with their well-known Spam Song. Indeed, a giant can of Spam is featured in the production of the song, as Hormel sponsored the play.