In A Dance with Dragons, when the sellswords of the


talk between themselves, one says about Daenerys' Unsullied that they are

the kind that don't break and run when you fart in their general direction.

It seems to me a reference to Monty Python's Holy Grail when the insulting Frenchman says to King Arthur and Ser Galahad:

I fart in your general direction

So, is it a reference to the Holy Grail, and are there any other references in ASoIaF to Monty Python's work?

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    Hmmm interesting. I have to admit I missed that one, and I can't recall any other. – System Down Aug 14 '13 at 7:07
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    In A Storm of Swords, the wildlings use a giant wooden turtle to attack the wall. It could so easily have been a rabbit. – Ian Thompson Aug 18 '13 at 9:42

Yes, it is a reference to Monty Python. GRRM likes to sneak in references to lots of little things.

TV Tropes has a list of some shoutouts

One of the funniest ones in my opinion is the NY Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys "incident". It even has several layers to the joke.

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The latest episode of Game of Thrones (S04E03 - Breaker of Chains) has a joke where someone says that they pronounced Knight as "knig-git".

This is reminiscent of the scene below;

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  • That's Princess Shireen teaching Davos to read. – Jolenealaska Jan 9 '17 at 12:35

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