Social satire imbued with in-depth knowledge of the medieval Arthur legends; Terry Jones a medievalist and author of popular-scholarly work on Chaucer's "Knight's Tale." Highlights include the battle with the Black Knight, the "killer rabbit" sequence, and King Arthur's encounter with members of a Marxist commune (the peasant Dennis on Excalibur, "You can't expect to wield executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you!" and when Arthur beats Dennis, "Did you see him repressing me?")