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The Meaning of Life movie clips: http://j.mp/15vNO1x BUY THE MOVIE: http://amzn.to/ru1ruR Don't miss the HOTTEST NEW TRAILERS: http://bit.ly/1u2y6pr CLIP DESCRIPTION: When the Sergeant Major (Michael Palin) asks his troops if they'd rather be doing something other than marching, he loses all his troops. FILM DESCRIPTION: The Meaning of Life is without a doubt the most tasteless of the Monty Python feature films; it also happens to be one of the funniest. Life's questions are "answered" in a series of outrageous vignettes, beginning with a pre-credits sequence at a staid London insurance company which transforms before our eyes into a pirate ship. One of our favorite bits involve the National Health doctors who try to claim a healthy liver from a still-living donor, pointing out that there's nothing in his contract preventing this. And of course, there's the scene with the world's most voracious glutton, who brings the art of vomiting to new heights before his spectacular demise. Be warned: though hilarious, this may be the grossest bit of comedy filmmaking ever conceived (there aren't enough words in the world to describe it in detail!). Loyal Pythonites Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin star in The Meaning of Life and share writing responsibilities, while Jones is in the director's chair this time out. CREDITS: TM & © Universal (1983) Cast: Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Michael Palin Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones Producer: John Goldstone Screenwriters: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin WHO ARE WE? The MOVIECLIPS channel is the largest collection of licensed movie clips on the web. Here you will find unforgettable moments, scenes and lines from all your favorite films. Made by movie fans, for movie fans. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MOVIE CHANNELS: MOVIECLIPS: http://bit.ly/1u2yaWd ComingSoon: http://bit.ly/1DVpgtR Indie & Film Festivals: http://bit.ly/1wbkfYg Hero Central: http://bit.ly/1AMUZwv Extras: http://bit.ly/1u431fr Classic Trailers: http://bit.ly/1u43jDe Pop-Up Trailers: http://bit.ly/1z7EtZR Movie News: http://bit.ly/1C3Ncd2 Movie Games: http://bit.ly/1ygDV13 Fandango: http://bit.ly/1Bl79ye Fandango FrontRunners: http://bit.ly/1CggQfC HIT US UP: Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1y8M8ax Twitter: http://bit.ly/1ghOWmt Pinterest: http://bit.ly/14wL9De Tumblr: http://bit.ly/1vUwhH7
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Text Comments (190)
Lady Bookish (2 days ago)
This made me giggle and laugh😃😉
David Harrison (2 days ago)
I used to enjoy marching up and down the square . next to being abused by any NCOs around the place , it was my favourite thing to do ..... I was unbalanced at that time as well which helped a lot . good times !!
I see no god up Here (10 days ago)
Eric idle doesn’t even need to talk to make me laugh. His facial expression before he talks cracks me up every time. The late Scottish comedian Riki Fulton was the same
lowdan666 (21 days ago)
...and without the abilty to defend ones viewpoints against somewhat more "aggressive" ideologies ...reasonableness & moderation COULD quite simply DISAPPEAR ! ... hmm sounds like 2018 ^^
Soothing Voice Man (1 month ago)
This is how the british won world war 2
Daniel (1 month ago)
Tall guy on the left at 1:27 is laughing 😂
kinda24 (2 months ago)
Right at 0:24 I just think "AH CHUCK-A-Norriiiiiiiiis!"
Austin Bundrick (3 months ago)
DON'T STAND THERE GAWPIN, LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN THE HAND OF GOD BEFOAH!!!!
TheTvGuru3 (3 months ago)
It would have been a lot funnier if he denied 1 soldiers genuine request xD
TenTonNuke (3 months ago)
1:57 I like how his hat is bouncing around on his head
Matthew Miller (3 months ago)
Fullmental Jacket ...eat your heart out...LOL
Charlie Reisner (3 months ago)
1:22 the guy in the middle row on the left is trying so hard not to laugh
MAJOR MEMES INC (4 months ago)
Royal cadets in an nutshell
Jefff (4 months ago)
I would rather be home looking at YouTube videos like this one!
PATRICK McShane (4 months ago)
Commonwealth Sergeant Majors don't wear stripes.
Kevin Anton (4 months ago)
Absolutely spot on performance of an British sergeant ... dead knock off.
ash man (4 months ago)
0:17 His wife won't even sit next to him. The two boys seem lovely.
TorrenGenn (4 months ago)
I would kill for a boss like this😄
Cazz Marie (4 months ago)
I love British humour.
Saoirse del Tufo (4 months ago)
I love this film, albeit not quite as much as Life of Brian and Holy Grail, but I never really appreciated how solid the technical aspects of this are - the cinematography and editing are both done fantastically for comedic affect
Gary Wilson (4 months ago)
LEARNING THE PIANO?
Leonardo Reynoso (4 months ago)
I would love to see a American version of this with a American drill sergeant.
Magonus (4 months ago)
Modern Britain right here.
A SocialistTweenie (5 months ago)
Gunnery sergeant Hartman, drill inspector finch nah Micheal palins better
Kevin Yang (5 months ago)
And on the first lesson of junior lleaders promotions course in the Australian Army Cadets we got shown this to remind us what not to do in leadership...
Matt Nar (5 months ago)
1:28 guy on the left can't help but smile
arnold jack (5 months ago)
LMFAO @ :41 that WELL?!!! gets me every time! 😂😂
Cazz Marie (5 months ago)
LEARNING THE PIANO?
Bazarov (6 months ago)
1:45
Tony Ross (6 months ago)
why is the officer at the start wrong?
DANGEROUS COMEDY (7 months ago)
Look at the Chemtrail clouds they added in digitally
Haico Gerrits (7 months ago)
legendary :)
Some Guy Gaming (8 months ago)
The British Armed Forces in a Nutshell.
Jon Campbell (8 months ago)
God, I love him. Michael Palin. This performance has always been one of my favorite things.
RobAve (9 months ago)
LIIIIIIRNIN THE PIANOOOOH????!
Ethan Thomson グミ (9 months ago)
why doesnt he ask his friend, biggus dickus
E (9 months ago)
1:20 that guy near the back is trying so hard to not to laugh
sliat1981 (10 months ago)
The British army are fucked
Someone You Don't Know (10 months ago)
2:19 Normally auto captions miss a swear word...
HERPY DERPEDY (10 months ago)
So British my coffee and donut turned into tea and biscuits
audubon39 (10 months ago)
LMAO everytime!
Bradley Madden (10 months ago)
0:27 Just another god day in the blocks.
chris cargle (10 months ago)
"now! is everybody happy with my little plan.....of marching up and down the square a bit!"
ByronRaver (11 months ago)
Off you go and read your book then. LOL.
MrPaevo (11 months ago)
Sound not synced!!
A SocialistTweenie (1 year ago)
My favourite Sketch from monty Python
Tide Swell (1 year ago)
The recruits refer to Palin as "Sarge;" at the end Palin calls himself "Sergeant Major," yet he is clearly wearing the rank of Colour Sergeant. Not good enough.
Darth Dingus (1 year ago)
PLAY THE PIANOOO!?!?!?!?!?!
Robert Russell (1 year ago)
Oh man so funny. I so wish he was my D.I. in the army. I had a guy with one fake and one lazy eye. He would stand between two guys and yell like crazy and no one knew who the hell he was yelling at or who did something wrong. So we would all just drop and do push ups.
Douglas Lally (1 year ago)
Would you now?!
Puffthecarrier1 (1 year ago)
1:14 the guy behind him is trying so hard not to laugh
Ian Washburn (1 year ago)
Palin is fantastic here.
Halo mannen (1 year ago)
0:51 who is that actor that rast the finger
Halo mannen (1 year ago)
+Michael Ybarra tank you, now you can go home and wach youtube
Michael Ybarra (1 year ago)
Eric Idle.
Scotty Dangerously (1 year ago)
Here's something I would rather be doing than marching up and down the square: Watching chick flicks with my future wife
Kanoa Stibbard (1 year ago)
I am democrat and if hillary were tobe elected instead trump GOD STRIKE ME DOWN WORRIED IT TO BE OTHER WISE.
tntcaliente (1 year ago)
Rather be at the pitchers eh ??
Totsukowa Games (1 year ago)
tntcaliente Wellyea, sure
Landon Balk (1 year ago)
Learning the piano?! Haha kills me every time.
Encore1234567890 (1 year ago)
This is why the British army is the best in the world. lol
a man with no name (1 year ago)
british comedies r never funny to me, but then again I'm merican
arnold jack (5 months ago)
a man with no name Nahhh ur just an uncultured millennial
steve doubleu (1 year ago)
My favorite Palin sketch, still cracks me up.
Morning Glory (1 year ago)
Righht you go read your book then, NOW!
slitt micer (1 year ago)
colour sgt not sgt maj
KrazyKiwi (1 year ago)
Love these guys. Will never get over the fact they don't have epaulets on. Especially the sergeant.
WHO WANTS TO MARCH UP AND DOWN THE SQUARE?! Corporal: Uh seargent.. I'm learning the piano YOUR WEARING THE PIANO?! Corporal: Yes sergeant. .... ALRIGHT OFF YOU GO >:(
aytinchis (2 years ago)
Is it only me that noticed that he was playing the part of an RSM (regimental sergeant major) Yet the stripes and crown on his arm says he is only a colour sergeant. Only details, but still they could have got the uniform right. Grew up on Python, and loved it
Jamie Yeates (4 months ago)
Tim Millsom it's the infantry rank above Sargeant but below Sargeant major (in the artillery/logistics I think the equivalent is staff Sargeant)
Tim Millsom (8 months ago)
I'm not familiar with "colour sergeant" I'm assuming it's just a regular sergeant (NCO) when compared to the Australian army
Simon Coles (2 years ago)
Am I alone, or is The Meaning of Life the one time Monty Python wasn't particularly funny?
Corat McRed (1 year ago)
Maybe he's got a book to read instead.
Manuel Robledo (2 years ago)
You'll have to accept Monty Python into your life in order to other people accept you into theirs.
lowdan666 (2 years ago)
lol
Kermit Hitler (2 years ago)
yeah, youre alone
13thVaRebel (2 years ago)
Meanwhile, at Ft. Jackson, SC...
Kerlem (2 years ago)
1:25 Serious corpsing going on.
maldicientin (2 years ago)
The movie's not THAT good, although it has brilliant moments like these.
jeffw1267 (2 months ago)
Actually it's my favorite of all of them, and Terry Jones himself said it was his favorite too.
Rick Nuttall (2 years ago)
this was so funny, at first I thought it was the Sergeant Major.......LOL!!!!!!! so funny!!!!!
Evil Gopher (2 years ago)
"RIGHT, YOU GO READ YA BOOO THEN!" Lol the way he says that! Too funny!
The scharf channel (2 years ago)
RIGHT! OFF YOU GO!
Sean Hughes (2 years ago)
WOULD YOU NOW??!!
MAJOR MEMES INC (4 months ago)
The hit list ) yes sarge
The Hit List (7 months ago)
Yes sir
k d1510 (2 years ago)
The defining feature of a hierarchy is that it is designed to be easy to grow. This ultimately leads to one of the other primary uses of a hierarchy; the fact that after this growth you can no longer see the top of the hierarchy when you are near to the bottom. This is evident in the sketch where the general starts talking about war: "Right, stop that! It's all very well to laugh at the military, but when one considers the meaning of life, it is a struggle between alternative viewpoints of life itself, and without the ability to defend one's own viewpoint against other, perhaps more aggressive ideologies, then reasonableness and moderation could quite simply disappear. That is why we'll always need an Army, and may God strike me down were it to be otherwise. " The sketch shows obvious techniques used to dumb the soldiers into complete obedience, while at the same time the speech told them the true reason for their war is for defending the ruling class' rulership and ideologies against those of other ruling classes in other nations. This mocks the soldiers by giving them the real reason even when the general knows thatthe soldiers have been made completely unable to grasp the meaning of the real reason for war due to the brainwashing tactics and the fear of God emposed onto the working class soldiers throughout their lifetime and growing up (as shown in previous sketches in the movie.) The final phrase he says makes this taunt even more apparent, as he envokes the God to strike him down if he is lying to the soldiers.
it ended prematurely sketch had a bit of screen time still left!
DoubleU (2 years ago)
"Don't stand there gawping like you've never seen the hand of god before!!" Too funny!!
Jsalrulz (3 months ago)
You have bad info on the situation.
."When the men on the chessboard Get up and tell you where to go..."
Erik (4 months ago)
I mean obviously if he didn't want the world to spend thousands of years divided in warfare between which way to worship him, then he wouldn't have created 3 different religions. And then several dozen more. And then a whole ton of people who don't believe in any of them. And then cancer that kills children, because why not, it'd be a funny joke. Wowee, he really does work in mysterious ways.
Peter O'Tool (7 months ago)
DoubleU yea just repeat what he said and why???
Vetter Burns (1 year ago)
Right! Off ya go then! LOL
Samno95 (2 years ago)
Oh, the laughs I had when I played this at 0.5 speed!
Emanistan (8 months ago)
Glad you suggested that!
moshomaniac1 (2 years ago)
They must have had a real hard time keeping a straight face in this scene. If I had heard the part at 1:45, I probably would have starting cracking up.
Quantum Skywalker (7 months ago)
that actor is also seen trying not to laugh in Life of Brian. He's one of the soldiers in the Biggus Dickus scene (also with Palin).
RepellentJeff (7 months ago)
moshomaniac1 Why do you think the camera was only on Palin? XD
GildedPorkchop (2 years ago)
And what would you RATHER be doing, Atkinson?
Totsukowa Games (1 year ago)
Zack Morran Well to quite honest, id rather be home with the wife and kids!
boat6float (2 years ago)
They left out the last punch line about the British army being a hallmark of democracy
dogpd3 (2 years ago)
This is a pretty good representation of the Cleveland Browns
D (3 years ago)
I love the way Palin's hat wiggles around and almost falls off when he screams, "RIGHT! OFF YOU GO!" LMAO!
Jonathan James (1 year ago)
that's my favorite thing about this sketch.
Ryan Duffley (3 years ago)
0:25
chasm671 (3 years ago)
"Democracy and humanitarianism have always been trademarks of the British Army." "Rubbish!" (Shh!)
Black Simon (2 months ago)
What‘s the name of the march played in the background?
Bat Guano (3 years ago)
General: But of course warfare isn't all fun. Right, stop that! It's all very well to laugh at the military, but when one considers the meaning of life, it is a struggle between alternative viewpoints of life itself. And without the ability to defend one's own viewpoint against other, perhaps more aggressive ideologies, then reasonableness and moderation could quite simply disappear. That is why we'll always need an Army, and may God strike me down were it to be otherwise. [The Hand of God strikes him down with a flash of lightning] Sergeant-Major: Don't stand there gawping! Like you've never seen the hand o' God before!
digz_mctwist (3 years ago)
I love how his hat wobbles up off his head a bit at 1:58 like some Hanna-Barbera cartoon
rawnukles (3 years ago)
Auto captions just said " Oh fishy fishy fishy fish... Oh fishy fishy fishy fish..." Which spun me out cause in the suggested videos just to the right is the "Find the fish " scene from Meaning of life.
YouGotGunYouGotGun (3 years ago)
what the fuck is these assholes problem with MARCHIN UP AN DOWN THE SQUARE?
Darkstar263 (3 years ago)
One of Michael Palin's best sketches.
Slave2PaperWithInkOn (1 year ago)
OIL Company merc$ !!
PrinceTrexus (2 years ago)
One of my favorite Palin sketches is probably the Lumberjack song.... Or maybe Argument Clinic
PrinceTrexus (2 years ago)
+narishma oh and what is so funny about the name Biggus Dickus?? PFFFFT!!!!! XD
Steve (3 years ago)
+Darkstar263 I laughed at this scene so hard when I was a kid. I couldn't breathe at his Pontius Pilate in Life of Brian.
staliusz (3 years ago)
Where's my leg? Give it back. I mean it. You're no fun...
Andy Wilson (3 years ago)
Gumbo
unlearn15 (3 years ago)
RIGHT! OFF YOU GO THEN!
threckulator (3 years ago)
One of my all time faves always does the trick. Palin is supreme!. Reminds me of MY RSM who "AYTED FACKIN ORRIBLE SCARSE CANTS"!. The horrible scouse cunt in question being myself.
theonetwistedking (3 years ago)
The funniest shit out there!
Rhey Caguioa (3 years ago)
MARCHING UP AND DOWN THE SQUARE AINT ENOUGH GOOD FOR YA EEAAHHH
Lord Skeptic (5 months ago)
i want to go practice
The Hit List (5 months ago)
LERNIN THE PEANNO!?
Lord Skeptic (5 months ago)
Rhey Caguioa i am learning the piano
Elliott Knifton (6 months ago)
Double Trouble RIGHT OFF YOU GO
The Hit List (7 months ago)
Well......
discotanzo (3 years ago)
my god! the britishest of british humour... love it!
pickledegg1989 (3 years ago)
"Democracy and humanitarianism have always been trademarks of the British Army..." "...Rubbish!"
Neil Boothe (3 years ago)
*Do you want to learn the REAL meaning of life?* _DRUMROLL_ ... *Meaning is made-up.* _Meaning is an excuse for people to make emotional sense of _*_life's eternal action-reaction._* Go to TruthContest○Com and take a look at "The Present" there to know the *TRUTH* of life... ;)
Tenderfoot Prepper (3 years ago)
+Neil Boothe Ni!
happymeltedcity (3 years ago)
By the way non-meaning, is also an invented human concept. That doesn't necessarily make it any less real.
happymeltedcity (3 years ago)
You're rationalization is flawed. You just said meaning is made up. And humans might very well have made it up. But now it's here. The invented concept of meaning is not swayed by your preconceptions and it is as real to this universe as you are.
Emmet Trump (3 years ago)
Thanks for this! Thanks a lot!
Stephen Williams (3 years ago)
This is my favorite Palin sketch, among many others.BRILLIANT.
christschinwon (3 years ago)
Palin is a genius. The premise is so simple but yet so memorable

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