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Stalkey and Co03 Aug 2023 2:56 p.m. PST

youtu.be/9V7zbWNznbs?t=61
I may be mis-spelling this, but if so what name is it?
Pretty sure about the "Guido".

Thanks!

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2023 2:15 p.m. PST

I gave it a pretty good check, Stalkey. Google search turns up nothing. It does not translate, "Lauappa" is not recognized as a family name by Wikitree, which is flexible about spelling, and I can find no reference which predates Monty Python. You might almost think they made it up.

But would the Python people go around inventing history?

Swampster05 Aug 2023 2:48 p.m. PST

I thought it was Guy de le Wombat, and there are a few others online who thought the same.

Various unofficical scripts say Guy de Lombard or similar.
Suggested as probably a riff on the bandleader Guy Lombardo. He must have been a recognizable name as he also gets mentioned in 'Yellow Submarine'.

Stalkey and Co06 Aug 2023 7:09 a.m. PST

"I thought it was Guy de le Wombat, and there are a few others online who thought the same."

It'd be nice to see the script… must be floating around somewhere?

"I gave it a pretty good check, Stalkey. Google search turns up nothing. It does not translate, "Lauappa" is not recognized as a family name by Wikitree, which is flexible about spelling, and I can find no reference which predates Monty Python. You might almost think they made it up."
No… never!

Seriously, I assume it is a pun on something, but I find it hard to understand a Brit accent imitating a French accent for comedic purposes.

If I can find the name, I plan to make him a member of the nobility in a game at some point.

Swampster06 Aug 2023 3:32 p.m. PST

sfy.ru/?script=mp_holygrail is apparently the final draft of the screenplay (though actual filming didn't stick religiously to it). It does include 'There are some who call me Tim" which I have seen elsewhere was an adlib instead of a difficult name, but that may not be true or at least was changed during the final draft rewrite.

Anyway, it has Guy de _Loimbard_ which would fit the 'lw' sound better than _Lombard_.

There are various printed versions available to buy.

Stalkey and Co07 Aug 2023 9:04 a.m. PST

Thanks!
He'll definitely feature in a future campaign!

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