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You're lucky you're not next to him.
What do you mean?
You snore!
Oh I don't- anyway, you've got bad breath!
Well it's only because you don't brush my teeth!
Oh, stop bitching and let's go and have tea!
~ The Three-Headed Giant's Heads Arguing

The Three-Headed Giant is a supporting antagonist in the live action film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. He lives in the Dark Forest of Ewing. His most prominent trait is that the three heads must first agree before the Giant can take action. This usually goes along with continuous bickering between the heads. His three heads are played by the late Terry Jones, the late Graham Chapman and Michael Palin.


When the Knights of the Round table went their separate ways to have a better chance at finding the Holy Grail, Sir Robin went to the Dark Forest of Ewing, accompanied by his favorite minstrels. There, he encounters the Three-headed Giant, who, if all the corpses nearby are any indicator, seems to be a very dangerous opponent.

The Three-Headed Giant's Three Heads

The Knight threateningly asks Sir Robin who he is and what his intentions are. Despite Robin's minstrels insistence on him being a great legendary knight, Robin tries to pass himself off as a harmless traveler, who merely wants to pass through. When the Three-Headed Knight refuses him passage, Robin then attemps to use his status as a Knight of the Round table to gain passage. This revelation causes an argument between the three heads. The right head wants to kill him, the left head wants to be nice to him and the middle head is indecisive. When the argument is settled and the heads finally agree on killing Sir Robin, Robin has already fled the scene, robbing the Three-Headed knight of his opportunity to kill the Knight of the Round Table.


Terry Jones also played Robber (Monty Python), whilst Michael Palin also played Jack Lint, Luigi Vercoti and the leader of the Knights Who Say Ni.