'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' stars didn't expect a hit

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' Stars Didn't Expect a Hit


The stars of the British comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" got together for a reunion.

NBC's Al Roker sat down with them and asked if they had any idea at the time the movie was going to be a classic. The group seemed a little unsure.

8 PHOTOS
Monty Python
See Gallery
'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' stars didn't expect a hit
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0248 -- Pictured: (l-r) Monty Python members Terry Gilliam, host Jimmy Fallon, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and John Cleese on April 23, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FILE - In this June 30, 2014 file photo, from left, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones of the comedy troop Monty Python pose for photographers during a photo in London. A 40th anniversary celebration for “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” is coming in the general direction of the Tribeca Film Festival. The New York festival announced Wednesday, March 11, 2015, that the film's anniversary will be marked with a special screening of the film, attended by the comedy group'€™s five living members. They will attend the April 24 screening at the Beacon Theatre in New York. (Photo by John Phillips Invision/AP, File)
From left, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones of the comedy group Monty Python pose for photographers during a photo call in London Monday, June 30, 2014, to promote their reunion for a series of concerts. The group had its first big success with the Monty Python's Flying Circus TV show, which ran from 1969 until 1974, winning fans around the world with its bizarre sketches. (Photo by John Phillips Invision/AP Images)
Members of the British humor group “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” pose outside City Center building in New York, Wednesday, April 14, 1976 where they are performing for a few weeks from left to right: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Graham, Chapman, Terry Jones. (AP Photo/Suzanne Vlamis)
Members of Monty Python's Flying Circus in April 1976. From left to right: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones. (AP Photo)
21st May 1974: Python members Michael Palin (left) and John Cleese, dressed and ready for action on the set of 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'. (Photo by John Downing/Express/Getty Images)
21st May 1974: From left to right, John Cleese, Neil Innes, Michael Palin and Eric Idle dressed as Arthurian knights on the set of 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'. (Photo by John Downing/Express/Getty Images)
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION

"Yes, yes, yes," the group answered jokingly.

"What was the discussion like?" Roker asked.

One actor quickly made it clear they were joking, saying, "Oh, no! No we didn't!"

"Oh, the answer is no," another said.

Well, regardless, it definitely became a film legend and made millions.

They said it was a tough movie to make because their budget was only $400,000. Even 40 years ago, that wasn't much.

This NBC reunion isn't the group's first get-together. All five of them performed in a live stage production in 2014.

The final show was in July 2014 when they gave an "emotional farewell."

Ahead of their most recent reunion, they appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Thursday night, and the audience got a surprise.

"Everyone! Everyone has tickets to go see Monty Python," Fallon said.

They also gifted Fallon with a coconut.

For those not in on the joke, coconuts were clapped together in the movie to make the sound of a horse trotting.

"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" will screen at the Beacon Theatre in New York on Friday. The group says they hope the audience leaves laughing.

Also on AOL:
Then and Now: New Kids on the Block have the same 'filthy' sense of humor as they did as teens
Jerry O'Connell responds to Giuliana Rancic's claims that he cheated on her
See Beyonce's fierce bridesmaid pose at her mother Tina Knowles' wedding
Read Full Story

People are Reading