THE PELLET WITH THE POISON IS … WHERE?

It’s either in the chalice from the palace … or the vessel with the pestle … or possibly, the flagon with the dragon. One of them has the brew that is true, but if you mistakenly drink the wrong one? Then you’ve consumed the pellet with the poison. And your goose, so to speak, is cooked.

I don’t have a line of music to add because although I’ve read lots of books recently and listened to a bunch of audiobooks, I have not a single line of music to offer here. I haven’t heard music on the radio, on CD, in a movie, or anywhere else.

But I can give you words that are almost music and I’m pretty sure will make you laugh.

Herein I praise some of the funniest movie dialog ever to grace a screen. This particular “bit” has been going through my head since yesterday. Lacking music, I’m going to suggest this as Very Early Rap or maybe Hip Hop — from the days of yore.

I defy you to memorize the words and keep them in order. I’ve been trying to remember them in order for decades, to no avail. I always lose track eventually.

Maybe you’ll have better luck (but I doubt it)!

It isn’t on Netflix any more, but it is available on Amazon Prime: The Court Jester.

Opening Line – The Daily Prompt



Categories: film, Humor, Media, Movies

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24 replies

  1. Love this- loved Danny Kaye- so amazing 🙂

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  2. AHA ! Brilliant … Iconic … Funny. One of my favorites.
    Definitely The Brew that is True !

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  3. Didn’t you throw a Court Jester reference into your coffee post as well? I’ve seen that film many times, and the “vessel with the pestle” scene’s my favourite.

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    • Yes, indeed that is true. Exactly what reminded me of the movie — and why I found the clip and posted it. As we geniuses say, “one thing leads to another.” It’s a favorite film around here. Between Basil Rathbone playing himself, but funny and the rapid-fire dialog? Our kind of show 🙂

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  4. Too funny! Thanks for the giggles!

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  5. Danny Kay!!! Oh my!

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  6. Ok that was the funniest thing I have watched all week Marilyn!!!!

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  7. I never really saw the film (confession) or perhaps I did and it was so long ago that I have forgotten it, but I did recognise Danny Kaye and he was good.

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  8. My favorite Danny Kaye movie. And, as I hard as I try, I can never remember whether it’s the pellet with the poison….or the brew that is true. I’ll settle for a row in the hay with Glynis Johns.

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  9. That’s one of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite movies. I never could remember it. 🙂

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