In honor of the 40th anniversary of Monty Python this week, we devoting this weekend’s movie moments to those titans of English comedy who’ve colonized the brains of young geeks, nerds, and slightly stoned layabouts the world over. Here, we have a pair of movie moments reminding us of the importance of knowing your avian zoology from the group’s epochal first feature.

Pythonistas should be sure to also check out English comedy maven Will Harris’s piece on Python solo projects over at