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Old 06-03-2008, 02:39 PM
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I must have fruit! Um, why? [Time Bandits joke]

So I was watching Time Bandits the other day, and it got to the scene in Sherwood forest. Pansy (Shelly Duval) and Vincent (Michael Palin), are travelling in a carriage:
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Pansy: Oh, Sir Vincent, you came for me!
Vincent: Oh, good Mistress Pansy, I could not have ridden faster! Four horses have I exhausted this day from Nottingham!
Pansy: Oh, the way you leapt to my chamber, so full of... of... manliness!
Vincent: I could scarce restrain the rushing of my feet! These twelve long years have been like chains abound me!
Pansy: Oh... Oh, and the personal problem?
Vincent: Oh, much, much better.
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Pansy: Oh, you don't have to wear the "special"...?
Vincent: No, no, no, I don't have to wear the "special." Anymore.
Later, they are robbed and tied to a tree:

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Vincent: Oh no. The problem. The problem, Pansy! It's started again!
Pansy: Oh! Oh, don't worry, darling!
Vincent: Ohhh... ohhh...
Pansy: I say!
Vincent: I must have fruit!
So um, what's his problem? What problem requires wearing a special... thing? And also requires fruit? This has always bugged me. I feel like I'm missing a joke here.
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:43 PM
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I am sure this will be moved to Cafe Society soon, but the correct answer, (AFAIK) is that it is an indeterminate problem involving his genitals. Because anything we can imagine is more personally amusing than anything they could have written.
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:59 PM
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Oh. I honestly thought there was a real answer. Oh well.
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:17 PM
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Since it's about a specific joke in a specific movie, this is probably better for CS.

I have also edited the title.

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Old 06-03-2008, 07:20 PM
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What you've got there is some Noodle Implements.
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What you've got there is some Noodle Implements.
Awesome site!
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I am sure this will be moved to Cafe Society soon, but the correct answer, (AFAIK) is that it is an indeterminate problem involving his genitals. Because anything we can imagine is more personally amusing than anything they could have written.
Exactly. Some things are much funnier if they're not spelled out.
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