RORY: We can watch Holy Grail on tape again.
DEAN: Okay, but I am not talking in an English accent for the rest of the evening.
RORY: No fun. Hey, tomorrow night?
DEAN: Life of Brian?
Rory is referring to the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, previously discussed. We learn that it is one of the Gilmores’ favourite films, and they have it on home video.
Dean is referring to Monty Python’s Life of Brian, a 1979 British religious satire written by and starring the Monty Python comedy team of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin, and directed by Jones.
It is about a man named Brian Cohen who happens to be born on the exact same day at the same time as Jesus Christ, and in the stable next door to his, and becomes mistaken for the Messiah. Brian is unable to shake off his unwanted disciples, and eventually has to face a similar punishment to Christ.
Life of Brian was a commercial success, and the highest-grossing British film in the US for 1979, and the #4 film in the UK for the year. The film received excellent reviews, and is considered one of the greatest comedy films of all time.