Life of Brian - Bigus Dickus

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GG : Ah yes, the long-honored ancestry of Hugh Mungus.

Dowe Puppet : "He has a wife you know" That guard was like: Oh no.

Cirvjakaac1 : Is Bigus Dickus an ancestor to Hugh Mungus?

Vostok : One of the things I loved about Monty Python. Some of their stuff was so damn simple, but how they did it was mind-blowing. It's a shame most comedy now is just "POP CULTURE REFERENCE. LAUGH YOU SHIT".

Hex Entertainment : I thought the wife's name would be Insertus Dickus.

Captain Ginyu of the Ginyu Force : Ah, the first try not to laugh challenge. AD33, about tea time.

Nicholas Saldana : I have a friend in Seattle called hugh mungous

joule400 : accent so strong youtube automatic subtitles think its french

alucard1931 : I wonder if Bigus Dickus' sister was named Longinus.

Incontinetia Buttocks : Never gets old, Bigus Dickus 😂

Andrew Craw : the fact that the actors were not told about this scene and were told that if they laughed they wouldn't get paid makes it even funnier

Aragorn Stellar : "Your father was a Woman?" I completely missed that part until now.

Joey Lock : "The little rascal has spiwit." -"Has what, sir?" "Spiwit!" -"Yes, he did, sir." "No, no, spirit. Bravado, a touch of derring-do." -"Erm, About 11, sir"

TheHasanMurat : Incontinentia Buttocks

Argyrus : Zarna Joshi would be triggered by this.

76 juno : Arguably the funniest scene in movie history. It is too ridiculous for words. Pure genius.

dchuhay : He wanks as high as any in Wome!

Pardeep Parmar : 107 people found this wisible

Daft Love : I love the fact that those guards were extras that were told "if you laugh you won't get paid". They had no idea he was going to say that.

Matt Beesing : I love how the guard closes his eyes because he knows what the emperor is about to do. Steeling himself in the hopes he wont utterly lose whats left of his shit. It did no good.

Khazar01 : Fun Fact: When Michael Palin, as Pontius Pilate, was daring his guards to laugh about Biggus Dickus' name, he really was daring them. The people playing the soldiers were told not to laugh during the scene but were not told what Palin would be doing or saying.

imortel : wait till biggus dickus hears of this !

Scorponox93 : These guys were told they wouldn't get paid if they laughed during this scene

Slyness69 : This scene has me laughing so much there's not just tears but snot all over the place :D

Rasputin : I don't know how they missed out this dialogue from Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ". I watched that movie all the way through and never laughed once.

Catarina Prata : cant think of a movie scene funnier than this one

stpaulimdog : I'll have him fighting wabbid wild animals within a week!

kirikakirikakirika : What's the wife's name? Incontinentia buttox?

Mr.Money : Hugh Dickus

Woozler554 : The very first time I saw this, I laughed so hard, I could barely breath. Michael Palin is absolutely MERCILESS.

Feare909 : My name is Biggus, and I found this offensive.

Scott O'Drowsky : "Stwike him Centuwion, vewy woughly!" *SMACK* "AAH!"

Andrew Sykes : Bigus Dickus is as cool as Hugh Mungus!

Massive Sigh : You can see at about 3:19 Palin trying not to lose it himself.

Commander Shepard : That falling spear at 4:05 is a nice touch.

Jared Leverette : While reading about some of Terry Jones' quirks as a director, I found something that makes this scene 10x funnier: Apparently all of the guards (except the head one) actually had no idea what was going to happen. All they were told was that they weren't allowed to laugh or they would not be paid. This was to ensure that it would be as funny as possible to watch them struggle to remain composed while being tormented by Caesar's jokes. If this is true, these men were legitimately trying as hard as they could to keep from laughing, and Terry Jones ensured that every moment of their hilarious torment was caught on film. *Edited to clarify that Mr. Jones actually intended for them to laugh and just wanted to film their struggle.*

Noah whitehouse : R.I.P Noah Whitehouse. 1999-2016. cause of death: laughing too hard.

John Bong Joey : Ni!

Isaac Kim : Stwike him Centuwion. Vewy wuffley. That's what she said.

Rasputin : During the 1980s and 1990s there was a British MP called Virginia Bottomley. Remember her? Then there's the current Labour MP, Ed Balls.

Hannah Monteiro : Pilate's facial expression helps sell the scene. You can tell he's thoroughly enjoying himself.

Jack Wright : I bet those guards were on the floor gasping for breath after the cameras stopped.

MurasakiTsukimaru : Fun fact, the guards were all warned by the director they'd be fired if they laughed. Makes it even better really

K W : 9gagers here?

Will Neill : The fact that the actors playing Centurions in this scene were told their families would be killed and they'd be routinely tortured if they laughed just makes this scene all the more perfect.

Alex Roberts : ladies and gentlemen they were playing the "try not to laugh challenge" way before it was cool.

BlitsplatsGaming : "Penetrus Vaginus"

YellowOnline : This story that the laughing of the guards would be unplanned: that's a false story replicated on the internet for 15 years. It says literally [chuckling] in the script. The Pythons had financing issues (until George Harrisson saved them) and wouldn't have taken the risk of having to reshoot in case the guards wouldn't laugh when it is necessary for the scene. I think most people just like to imagine a lot of humour is improvized. It's not - making people laugh is hard work.

Ζήτω η Ελλάδα! : The whole thing is a satirical take on classroom behaviour where the pupils are biting their lips, tongues etc. and thing awful, gruesome thoughts in an effort to not laugh. The contagious effect is also there. Similar to the Latin  teacher/ Roman centurion  also... "How many Romans?"  I attended a Grammar school in the late sixties and that scenario is most recognisable.

GLEN BANKS : Saw this when it first played in the theater. "He has a wife you know...". I totally lost it after that one. Had to go back the next day to see the 15 minutes or so that I'd missed. Got my free coconut to boot.