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March 23, 2009, 7:15 am
Filed under: Government, Humor, movies, Terrorism

Pub evacuated after Monty Python prop mistaken for grenade

Bomb disposal teams were called in and buildings evacuated after workmen mistook a Monty Python film prop for a hand grenade.

Water company engineers spotted the object when they lifted up a fire hydrant cover during work on a street in Shoreditch, east London.

The road was cordoned off and a nearby pub was evacuated amid fears that the “grenade” could explode.

But after nearly an hour of analysis bomb experts realised that the cause of the scare was in fact a copy of the “Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch” used by Eric Idle to slaughter a killer rabbit in the 1975 film Monty Python And The Holy Grail.

Makes me wonder whether there isn’t a new version of the DVD coming out – this’d be a brilliant marketing gimmick.

Jim Downey

(Via BB.  Cross posted to UTI.)

3 Comments so far
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I hope there’s a new release coming

Comment by Davis

I think that it should be laid to rest. Dont want to risk spoiling a good thing.

Comment by severnyproductions

Sev, I don’t think he was talking about a remake or anything – just the possibility of perhaps an expanded DVD with more material. But the “Special Edition” version that came out in 2001 is pretty complete – can’t imagine what else they would put on there.

Jim D.

Comment by James Downey

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