Date: 15th February 2002

Python Gag Voted Films' Best One-Liner

A joke from Monty Python's Life Of Brian, The (1979) has been voted the best ever film line.
The poll, conducted by website BOL.COM, surveyed British film fans for their all-time funniest gag.

Top honours was taken by Terry Jones' classic Brian riposte, "He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy!"

Second was Michael Caine's Italian Job, The (1969) line, "You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"

Lines from Austin Powers - International Man of Mystery (1997) , Some Like It Hot (1959), Airplane (1980), Carry On Cleo (1964), Withnail And I (1987) and When Harry Met Sally... (1989) also made it into the top 10.

Jones, who delivered the funniest line, says, "The Messiah line was performed to an audience of Tunisian women and they didn't think it was funny at all. "So frankly the poll comes as a bit of relief after all these years of uncertainty. "




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